Japanese births over 45

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Saturday, January 16, 2016 | 0 comments

Image: Cute little Japanese baby, by eric molina, on Flickr
The 2004 stats from CDC show that there have been live births reported up to age 45 from non-DE IVF [donor egg - in vitro fertilization].

Strangely, they are showing zero from age 46 to 48, but a non-zero live birth rate for over 48 years old using own eggs??

Unfortunately I can't figure out how to tell which clinic that is without reading through each individual clinic's stats (and in any case, those breakouts aren't shown in the PDF report, which is all I have).

For all women over 44 years, they are quoting a 0.8% live birth rate per cycle started (not per transfer, as usually reported). For 44 years old, it's 3.3%.

The Kato Clinic, unfortunately doesn't post stats at all, not even in Japanese.

I have asked if there is any CDC-type reporting in Japan, but apparently not.

Zhang didn't give exact stats for the 45-47 year old group, but the graph shows that they definitely do have some live births.

The 7-8 number were women in Japan (not necessarily IVF patients) giving birth at age 47.

Photo credit: Cute little Japanese baby, by Eric Molina, on Flickr
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About Catherine: I am mom to three grown sons, two grandchildren and two rescue dogs. After years of raising my boys as a single mom, I remarried a wonderful man who had never had a child of his own. Unexpectedly, I found myself pregnant at 49!
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