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What are the main reasons for the failure of IVF in Singapore?

Pregnancy Gynaecology

My friends have told me that the failure rate for IVF can be quite high. I would like to know why IVF fails, and what are the main reasons for the failure of IVF in Singapore?

DOCTOR’S ANSWER (1)

This is not necessarily a true statement. It all depends on the reason for the Infertility.

The success in achieving a pregnancy can be as high as 40-50% if it is purely due to blocked or damaged tubes, but the quality of the eggs and sperm are good and there is no abnormality to the uterus. 

However, in many instances, this is not the case. There are a combination of adverse factors that influence and dictate the success rates.

The more problems you have the higher the failure rates. For example:

  • Poor quality eggs from age
  • Damage from previous surgery or
  • Damage from unknown toxic and infective causes, combined with uterine abnormalities like Adenomyosis, Endometriosis or large uterine fibroids will jeopardise the success of the problem.

Extremely low and poor quality sperm also influences results. It is therefore important to identify these problems and try to rectify them as much as possible before embarking on IVF.

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