IVF Accounts For 5% Of Babies Born In Japan In 2015: Survey


A record 1 in 20 babies was born through in vitro fertilization treatment in Japan in 2015, a recent tally showed.

The upward trend in the number of IVF treatments is expected to continue as more couples are marrying later in life and increasingly turning to infertility treatment, according to experts.

The survey by the Japan Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology (JSOG) found a record 424,151 in vitro fertilizations were performed in 2015, resulting in 51,001 births, also an all-time high.

Since the first IVF birth in Japan in 1983 through to 2015, there have been a total of about 482,600 children born via the procedure in the country.

Of those who underwent the treatment according to the recent tally, women aged 40 or older accounted for roughly 40 percent.

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