Pregnancy outcomes decline in recipients over age 44: an analysis of 27,959 fresh donor oocyte in vitro fertilization cycles from the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology.

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OBJECTIVE: To use a large and recent national registry to provide an updated report on the effect of recipient age on the outcome of donor oocyte in vitro fertilization (IVF) cycles. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. SETTING: United States national registry for assisted reproductive technology. PATIENT(S): Recipients of donor oocyte treatment cycles between 2008 and 2010, with cycles segregated into five age cohorts: ≤34, 35 to 39, 40 to 44, 45 to 49, and ≥50 years. INTERVENTION(S): None. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE(S): Implantation, clinical pregnancy, live-birth, and miscarriage rates. RESULT(S): In donor oocyte IVF cycles, all age cohorts ≤39 years had similar rates of implantation, clinical pregnancy, and live birth when compared with the 40- to 44-year-old reference group. Patients in the two oldest age groups (45 to 49, ≥50 years) experienced statistically significantly lower rates of implantation, clinical pregnancy, and live birth compared with the reference group. Additionally, all outcomes in the ≥50-year-old group were statistically significantly worse than the 45- to 49-year-old group, demonstrating progressive decline with advancing age. CONCLUSION(S): Recent national registry data suggest that donor oocyte recipients have stable rates of pregnancy outcomes before age 45, after which there is a small but steady and significant decline.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Yeh, JS; Steward, RG; Dude, AM; Shah, AA; Goldfarb, JM; Muasher, SJ

Published Date

  • May 2014

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 101 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 1331 - 1336

PubMed ID

  • 24626061

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1556-5653

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.fertnstert.2014.01.056


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States