Study Findings Suggest over 5.7 Million Embryonic Children Have Died During IVF

NEW HAVEN, Conn., September 9, 2005 ( - A new study has confirmed that beyond all the loss of life that happens when in vitro fertilization embryos are frozen for storage and unfrozen for use, there is massive loss of life even after embryos are transferred into their mother’s wombs.Â

Researchers at Yale School of Medicine have found that 85 percent of embryos transferred during IVF fail to live till birth.

IVF specialists boasted last year that over a million children have been born due to IVF (see here: ). However, with the results of the Yale study indicating that 85% of embryos transferred do not survive till birth, one can calculate that for a million children to have been born using IVF over 5.7 other children died in the process.

Published in the August issue of Fertility and Sterility, the Yale study reviewed seven years of U.S. statistics from all the fertility clinics that report data on reproductive techniques. Director of the Yale Fertility Center, Pasquale Patrizio, M.D., professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences led the project.

Said Patrizio, “Something in nature has decided that these implanted embryos are not viable.”

Citation: Fertility and Sterility, Vol. 84, No. 2, 325-530 (August 2005).


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