Whilst decisions around fertility treatment involve physical, emotional and medical considerations, the costs of fertility treatment can be a major cause of stress for many Australian couples when considering fertility services. We have removed that barrier by providing access to the latest, high quality fertility treatments at affordable prices
At Adora Fertility, we bulk-bill the majority of Assisted Reproductive Technology (known as A.R.T.) services including IVF and ICSI, which are the fertility services chosen by 95% of patients in consultation with their Fertility Specialists. Your out-of-pocket costs are mostly for services that are not covered by Medicare, including day hospital and anaesthetist fees.
Our Success Rates
Adora Fertility has always been transparent about our success rates (and costs). See the Success Rates for this Clinic below:
Births per complete egg retrieval cycle (including the later transfer of resulting embryos)
This shows live births per complete egg retrieval cycle for all patients having an IVF cycle and is broken down into age groups <35 and 35-42. It includes the fresh embryo transfer and any subsequent frozen embryo transfers from embryos created during that cycle (for a minimum of 1 year and maximum of 2 years after the initial cycle).
This is a very useful measure to look at and overall, along with measure 2, is the most fair assessment of a clinic’s success rate.
It would be more useful if the data was broken down into narrower age brackets. However, unlike Adora that does a large amount of IVF cycles every year, some clinics have small cycle volumes. If the data is broken down too much into specific age brackets the number of patients for some clinics in each age group would be too small to make the data meaningful.
Births per complete egg retrieval cycle (including the later transfer of resulting embryos) for women having their first ever egg retrieval.
This is the same as what is calculated for Measure 1 except that instead of using the data from all IVF patients it is only using the data for patients undertaking their first ever cycle of IVF.
This measure is used as the “equalising” measure as there are some clinics or clinicians that see a high proportion of patients who have had repeated IVF cycles without success or come from other clinics for a second opinion. Patients who have previously had unsuccessful IVF cycles will generally have lower success rates and this measure tries to correct for that.
Births per individual treatment attempt
This is the chance of a live birth per IVF attempt when an embryo transfer procedure was undertaken or planned. The embryo or embryos that were replaced may have been fresh (in the same cycle as the egg collection) or frozen-thawed (in a frozen cycle). Included in the statistics is when no eggs were collected (in fresh cycles) or the embryo did not survive the thawing process (in frozen cycles).
Births per embryo that is transferred
This shows the chance of a live birth from each individual fresh or frozen embryo that was transferred. The time point in the IVF cycle at which the denominator of this measure is calculated is at the time of embryo transfer, ie if there is no embryo to transfer it will not be captured at all by this metric.
There are number of steps before an embryo transfer: collection of eggs, fertilisation of the eggs, growing the embryo to day 5 (gold standard) and transferring it or also freezing it and having it survive the freeze for a frozen transfer.
This is why putting too much emphasis on this measure can be misleading as it may not take into account the other parts of IVF cycle and will be abnormally skewed if that embryo has been genetically tested.