As with IVF, success rates vary by clinic. Each clinic has its own set of success rates you should research before choosing the clinic.
Fertilization rate, pregnancy rate, and live birth rate mean different things. Be sure to understand the clinic’s live birth rate, too, if you want to have a clear idea of the overall success rate. The fertilization rate applies only to the number of eggs fertilized with ICSI.
In most IVF cases, fertilization rates happens 60 to 70% of the time. With ICSI using IVF, this process does increase this rate to 70 to 85%.
Fortunately, even if there are a few risks associated with the ICSI procedure using IVF, it’s actually a successful process in the majority of cases. It does a great job of aiding the fertilization of eggs. Some of the things affecting the efficiency of ICSI is the woman’s age, and whether she is also dealing with infertility issues or not. Overall, ICSI’s success rate is similar to the one of IVF.
To be more specific, though, fertilization after an ICSI will take place in about 90% of cases, so you have high chances of having a baby if you undergo this. Thus, the process is worth it if you have any problem that doesn’t allow you to have the family you’re dreaming of.
Pregnancy rate applies only to the number of pregnancies per transfer – the number may mislead you because it includes miscarriages and stillbirths. Live birth rate, however, applies to the number of live, healthy births per transfer. Usually, fertility clinics consider live birth rate as the true measure of success.
IVF with ICSI Success Rates (Live births) by Age Group from CDC 2015 Report
|ICSI \ AGE||35-37||38-40||41-42||43-44|
|ICSI, with male factor||31%||22%||11%||4%|
|No ICSI, no male factor||30%||21%||11%||4%|
|ICSI, no male factor||28%||19%||10%||4%|
Among women aged 42 or younger, the IVF live births were higher when ICSI was used with a diagnosis of male factor infertility than without a diagnosis of male factor infertility.
Also among women aged 42 or younger, for patients without male factor infertility, the IVF live births were lower for those using ICSI compared with those not using ICSI.
Many people ask themselves whether Non-ICSI and ICSI embryos are different using IVF, referring to pregnancy rates and embryo quality. But there is really no difference between them in general – neither from a pregnancy rate point of view nor an embryo quality one.
According to some infertility specialists, ICSI may have chances to increase embryo yield from some recovered eggs, which is why ICSI became more popular and sought after. This is not proven yet, though.
ICSI may be just what you’re looking for if you’ve been trying to conceive to no avail. Not being able to have a baby is sad, but ICSI has high success rates – thus, you may be one of the lucky patients who will be able to have children.
It’s important to consider the risks associated with the procedure before undergoing it. As usual, it’s better if you talk to a specialist to get some needed advice and find out if the procedure will be safe for you.
IVF with ICSI Success Rate at Age Under 35
*The following IVF success rate reports are base on the latest CDC data published in 2019 with more than 20 transfers.
|Clinic Name||Embryo with ICSI Age <35||Live Birth Age <35||Singleton Live Births Age <35||Average number transfers Age <35||Total number transfers Age <35|
|GOLD COAST IVF||100.0||55.3||43.4||1.1||76|
|DAVIES FERTILITY & IVF SPECIALISTS, SC||100.0||47.3||39.6||0.9||91|
|CENTER FOR REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH/JOLIET IVF||100.0||35.6||32.9||1.2||73|
|BELLINGHAM IVF & INFERTILITY CARE||100.0||52.9||51.0||1.5||51|
|AMERICAN REPRODUCTIVE CENTERS||100.0||39.6||24.5||0.7||53|
|FERTILITY CENTER & APPLIED GENETICS OF FLORIDA||100.0||59.5||56.8||1.0||37|
|COLUMBUS CENTER FOR REPRODUCTIVE ENDOCRINOLOGY AND INFERTILITY, LLC||100.0||41.4||30.0||1.1||70|
|FERTILITY CENTER OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA||100.0||62.5||56.3||1.1||32|
|GREEN VALLEY FERTILITY PARTNERS||100.0||36.5||26.9||1.2||104|
|Avg = 100.0||Avg = 47.5||Avg = 40.2||Avg = 1.1||Avg = 63.9|
IVF with ICSI Success Rate at Age 35-37
|Clinic Name||Embryo with ICSI Age 35-37||Live Births Age 35-37||Singleton Live Births Age 35-37||Average number transfers Age 35-37||Total number transfers Age 35-37|
|NEW YORK REPRODUCTIVE WELLNESS||100.0||44.4||29.6||0.7||27|
|INFERTILITY CENTER OF ST. LOUIS||100.0||41.9||32.6||0.6||43|
|HQA FERTILITY CENTERS||100.0||42.1||31.6||0.6||38|
|CENTER FOR REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH/JOLIET IVF||100.0||40.9||36.4||1.0||22|
|AMERICAN REPRODUCTIVE CENTERS||100.0||45.8||33.3||0.6||24|
|NEWPORT FERTILITY CENTER||100.0||57.7||50.0||0.6||26|
|LIFE IVF CENTER||100.0||51.5||49.5||0.3||101|
|Avg = 100.0||Avg = 48.3||Avg = 37.9||Avg = 0.8||Avg = 40.2|
IVF with ICSI Success Rate at Age 38-40
|Clinic Name||Embryo with ICSI Age 38-40||Live Births Age 38-40||Singleton Live Births Age 38-40||Average number transfers Age 38-40||Total number transfers Age 38-40|
|NORTH SHORE FERTILITY||100.0||7.7||3.8||0.9||26|
|GREEN VALLEY FERTILITY PARTNERS||100.0||34.4||28.1||0.9||32|
|INFERTILITY CENTER OF ST. LOUIS||100.0||19.6||15.2||0.5||46|
|LIFE IVF CENTER||100.0||42.6||40.4||0.2||94|
|THE NEW YORK FERTILITY CENTER||100.0||8.3||8.3||36|
|AMERICAN REPRODUCTIVE CENTERS||100.0||20.0||20.0||0.7||25|
|REPRODUCTIVE FERTILITY CENTER||100.0||33.3||30.3||0.3||33|
|HQA FERTILITY CENTERS||100.0||23.8||23.8||0.6||21|
|WOMEN'S HEALTH CONSULTANTS||100.0||28.0||24.0||0.9||25|
|Avg = 100.0||Avg = 24.9||Avg = 21.3||Avg = 0.6||Avg = 37.0|
IVF with ICSI Success Rate at Age 41-42
|Clinic Name||Embryo with ICSI Age 41-42||Live Births Age 41-42||Singleton Live Births Age 41-42||Average number transfers Age 41-42||Total number transfers Age 41-42|
|THE NEW YORK FERTILITY CENTER||100.0||7.7||7.7||26|
|LIFE IVF CENTER||100.0||37.5||37.5||0.1||32|
|INFERTILITY CENTER OF ST. LOUIS||100.0||9.5||4.8||0.3||21|
|THE ADVANCED IVF INSTITUTE||97.1||14.3||14.3||0.6||28|
|REPRODUCTIVE MEDICINE & INFERTILITY ASSOCIATES||97.1||8.7||8.7||0.8||23|
|REPRODUCTIVE MEDICINE INSTITUTE||95.8||29.2||29.2||0.6||48|
|ADVANCED FERTILITY CENTER OF CHICAGO||94.5||32.1||28.6||0.3||28|
|CALIFORNIA CENTER FOR REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH||94.3||27.3||21.2||0.6||33|
|THE A.R.T. INSTITUTE OF WASHINGTON, INC.||92.5||34.8||34.8||0.9||23|
|CENTER FOR REPRODUCTIVE MEDICINE, PA||91.1||26.7||20.0||0.4||30|
|Avg = 96.2||Avg = 22.8||Avg = 20.7||Avg = 0.5||Avg = 29.2|
IVF with ICSI Success Rate at Age ≥43
|Clinic Name||Embryo with ICSI Age ≥43||Live Births Age ≥43||Singleton Live Births Age ≥43||Average number transfers Age ≥43||Total number transfers Age ≥43|
|THE NEW YORK FERTILITY CENTER||100.0||3.3||3.3||30|
|LIFE IVF CENTER||100.0||23.1||23.1||39|
|INFERTILITY CENTER OF ST. LOUIS||100.0||8.8||8.8||0.3||34|
|CALIFORNIA CENTER FOR REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH||98.2||30.4||30.4||0.5||23|
|NORTHWESTERN FERTILITY AND REPRODUCTIVE MEDICINE||89.1||16.7||16.7||0.6||24|
|KOFINAS FERTILITY GROUP||88.4||8.3||8.3||0.4||24|
|NORTHWELL HEALTH FERTILITY||87.3||10.3||10.3||0.3||29|
|WEILL CORNELL MEDICINE||86.0||6.7||6.7||0.7||297|
|YALE FERTILITY CENTER||84.1||4.0||4.0||0.7||25|
|CENTER FOR HUMAN REPRODUCTION (CHR)||81.6||5.0||5.0||0.5||100|
|Avg = 91.5||Avg = 11.7||Avg = 11.7||Avg = 0.4||Avg = 62.5|