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Table 3 Reported pregnancy rates in infertile women above age 40

From: The “graying” of infertility services: an impending revolution nobody is ready for

Author IUI/IVF % pregnancies % live births Year of reference
Spandorfer et al.1[50] IVF 21.2 3.1 2007
Tsafrir et al.[45] IUI/IVF    2009
Age 40   13.9 9.1  
Age 45   2.8 0.7  
Schimberni et al.[51] IVF    2009
Per cycle   5.8   
Per transfer   10.5   
Hourvitz et al.[35] IVF    2009
Age 42   7.7   
Age 43   5.4   
Age 44   1.9   
Marinakis and Nikolaou[36] IVF    2011
Age 40-42    11.0  
Age 43-44    4.6  
Age >44    < 4.0  
Ninimäki et al.2[7] IVF    2012
1 embryo ET   19.5 11.0  
2 embryo ET   23.5 13.6  
  1. 1After reviewing the literature, concluded that after age 40-41 IVF was preferable to IUI;
  2. 2Reflects patients between ages 40-44 years;
  3. ET, embryo transfer.