Learn more about your chances of conception by age and treatment type
When patients visit The Fertility Center of Las Vegas (FCLV), they often want to learn more about the chances of conception using different treatments. Human reproduction is complex, and each person is different. However, our Las Vegas infertility doctors can use their medical training to provide an educated guess for each patient based on their age and treatment plan.
Exploring your chances of conception by age
Female fertility naturally declines over time. A woman is born with all the eggs she will ever have, and her body cannot make any more. The timeline for female fertility is as follows.
- The peak of a woman’s fertility is in her 20s.
- By her 30s, fertility begins to decline. This happens more rapidly around age 35.
- When a woman is 40, her chances of conception have decreased significantly from the decade before. For example, a healthy 30-year-old woman has a 20% chance of conceiving on her own each month, while a 40-year-old has less than a 5% chance.
Our Las Vegas infertility doctors know that patients are often surprised to learn that male fertility also decreases over time. Although the decline is not as pronounced and does not happen as quickly, sperm quality and sexual function tend to deteriorate in a man’s 60s.
What are the odds of success using different fertility treatments?
It can be difficult for our Las Vegas infertility doctors to provide a general answer to this question. So many factors can influence the chances of conception using different fertility treatments. In addition to age, a patient’s infertility diagnosis, lifestyle and medical conditions can all play a role in the success of a given treatment.
When you schedule an appointment with FCLV, your doctor will review your diagnostic testing and medical background to determine which treatment is the most likely to help you welcome a healthy baby. As a result, the numbers below are only meant to serve as a guide.
- Clomid is a popular fertility medication. A study of 5,000 patients found that 29% of women using the medication gave birth.
- One study of 1,000 intrauterine insemination (IUI) cycles found that success rates ranged from 55.6% (for cervical factor infertility) to 10.7% (for endometriosis) per cycle.
- In vitro fertilization (IVF) tends to produce higher success rates across the board. In one study, 54.4% of women under 35 had a baby after one IVF cycle. For women ages 38 to 40, this number was 26.6%.
The most important thing to know about fertility treatments is that you have many options. If one treatment doesn’t work, there are often many other protocols our doctors can try. If you’d like to learn more about the chances of conception using different treatments, contact us to schedule an appointment.