Perinatal outcomes and cost-effectivity of the assisted reproduction pregnancies with advanced age: A retrospective analysis

Yilmaz N., Kara M., Coskun B., Kaba M., Erkilinc S., Yenicesu O., ...More

JOURNAL OF OBSTETRICS AND GYNAECOLOGY, vol.37, no.4, pp.450-453, 2017 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


We demonstrated the IVF-ICSI results, perinatal outcomes and cost-effectivity of the patients with advanced age at a tertiary centre. A total of 456 patients categorised into two groups according to age: group 1 (n = 158) (39 years) and group 2 (n = 298) (< 39 years) were analysed retrospectively. In addition, subgroup analysis was performed according to the 40 years cut-off. Clinical pregnancy rate was significantly different between the groups (p < .001). Preterm delivery (< 37 gestational week) and low birth weight (< 2500 g) were significantly higher in advanced aged women than youngsters (p < .001). Mean expense per cycle for hormonal stimulation of IVF-ICSI was 1058.9 and 723.5 USD in groups 1 and 2, respectively (p < .001). Mean expense per pregnancy was 9294.7 and 1874.8 USD in groups 1 and 2, respectively (p < .001). Our study showed that perinatal outcomes and cost-effectivity might be adversely affected with increasing age.