Use of ART Procedures Has Doubled in the Last Decade
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) collects statistics from fertility clinics on procedures using Assisted Reproductive Technologies The CDC estimates the use of ART Procedures has doubled over the past 10 years with gestational surrogates being involved in one percent of the ART cycles performed in 2008. According to a recent report from the CDC, 451 reporting clinics in the U.S. performed 163,038 ART cycles during 2011 resulting in 47,849 live births (deliveries of one or more living infants) and a total of 61,610 live born infants (accounting for single deliveries of multiple infants).
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