(LATIMES) — More than 1.5% of babies born in 2013 owe their lives to in vitro fertilization, and fewer of them were twins or triplets, according to new figures from the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology.
A total of 63,286 babies were born as a result of 174,962 attempts to use assisted reproduction treatments, the SART report says. Both figures represent small increases from 2012.
Nearly all of these babies were conceived as a result of IVF. Fewer than 1% of the attempts involved gamete intrafallopian transfer (GIFT) and zygote intrafallopian transfer (ZIFT), both of which are more invasive than IVF.
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