IVF success rate poised to improve with new research
Over the past three years, Canadian women desperate to conceive a child endured more than 82,000 attempts to become impregnated using in vitro fertilization (IVF), a reproductive technique that fertilizes a woman's eggs outside of her body.

IVF's live birth outcome is between five and 40 per cent, based on the patient's age. That statistic, coupled with an average cost of $10-12,000 per treatment cycle, and the unpredictable emotions that women experience while taking fertility drugs, mean that there is a limit to how many treatments a patient can afford, or endure...