Top 3 Fertility Centers in the United States

Child magazine reveals which fertility centers in the United States offer the greatest chance of fertilization success. In this first-ever inquiry of its kind, Child ranks fertility centers based on their success rates with in-vitro fertilization (IVF) and based on the opinion of medical experts. Here are the 3 best fertility centers in the country.

1. Colorado Center for Reproductive Medicine

The Colorado Center for Reproductive Medicine in Englewood tops the list. In 2002, the center had 912 assisted reproductive technology (ART) cycles and transfers. Success rate is high, with 60% (under age 35) of ART cycles from non-donor fresh embryos resulted in live births. Here are the success rates for other age groups: 51% (ages 35-37), 44% (ages 38-40), and 23% (ages 41-42)

This fertility center boasts IVF success rates twice the national average for women ages 38-42 who use their own eggs. It is also currently researching on ways to improve fertility for patients with polycystic ovarian syndrome or endometriosis. 40% of the center’s patients are from outside Colorado.

2. The Center for Reproductive Medicine and Infertility

The Center for Reproductive Medicine and Infertility at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill-Cornell Medical Center had 2.012 ART cycles and transfers in 2002 – 48% resulted in live births in patients under the age of 35, 43% (ages 35-37), 30% (ages 38-40), and 18% (ages 41-42).

It is considered as one of the most experienced fertility centers in the country, with more than 11,000- babies born through IVF and around 4,000 through ICSI. It also specializes in preserving fertility in cancer patients. It performed the first ever genetic testing on embryos for retinoblastoma (an inherited eye cancer) and sickle cell anemia.

3. University Fertility Consultants

The University Fertility Consultants at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland had 505 ART cycles and transfers in 2002, with around 34% resulted in live births in patients under the age of 35. Here are the success rates for other age groups: 39% (ages 35-37), 34% (ages 38-40), and 7% (ages 41-42).

The center reported the first ever live birth from an ovarian tissue transplant in a primate, allowing patients with cancer to freeze their ovarian tissue before they get treatment. It the top choice of many patients as it boasts a very experienced laboratory staff.