By the numbers: Reproductive Biology Associates

Facts of fertility

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Established in 1983 as the first in vitro fertilization program in Georgia,
Reproductive Biology Associates welcomed its first IVF baby a year later. The practice has been breaking barriers ever since. It now has seven locations across metro Atlanta and Georgia. We gathered some data on RBA and infertility itself.

30,000+

Babies born to RBA patients

63%
Pregnancy rate among RBA patients
using donor eggs frozen by RBA

ONE
Silver spoon given by RBA to
a family for each new baby

7.4 million
Women ages 15–44 who have used
infertility services

1 in 8
Couples of childbearing
age who have received
assistance for infertility

$12,400

National average cost of a single cycle of IVF

 

RBA timeline

1984
Georgia’s first IVF birth, to an RBA patient.

1986
First practice in the Eastern U.S. to achieve pregnancy via frozen embryo.

1992
First Georgia practice to report baby born using a surrogate mother.

1993
First U.S. practice to report baby born by injecting sperm into an egg.

1997
First practice in the Western hemisphere to report baby born using frozen donor eggs.

2007
Develops revolutionary egg-freezing technique called vitrification.

2009
Creates world’s largest frozen donor egg bank.

 

This article originally appeared in our 2014 Health issue.

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