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Canada’s birth rate has been in steady decline for many years, falling to an all-time low of 10.5 births per 1000 population in 2002. [4]. At the same time, infertility rates are increasing, and it is estimated that between 20 and 30 per cent of Canadians are impacted by infertility. As a result, more and more Canadians are seeking help and treatment for infertility.

In November 2005, the Canadian Fertility and Andrology society released the nationwide results of assisted human reproduction in Canada for 2003.They reported a summary of success rates for all IVF clinics in Canada. For 7415 IVF treatment cycles undertaken in 24 out of 24 IVF centres in 2003, the overall birth rate was 24% per cycle started.  69% of the births were singletons, while 95% of the multiple births were twins. [5].

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[4] Statistics Canada. Births 2002. http://www.statcan.ca/english/freepub/84F0210XIE/84F0210XIE2002000.htm
[5] Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society, Human Assisted Reproduction Live Birth Rates for Canada. Accessed April 11, 2006 at http://www.cfas.ca/english/news/Nov17-2005.asp

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