One in 20 babies born in Australia through IVF

Australia has come a long way.

Almost one in 20 babies in Australia have been conceived through IVF treatment.

The new report by UNSW found there were 14,355 babies born through IVF treatment in 2018.

It represents about one child in each classroom.

Fertility Society of Australia (FSA) President Professor Luk Rombauts said IVF treatment could help bolster Australia’s fertility rate.

“IVF represents a significant number of babies, and importantly the majority of these babies were singletons, which is safer for mothers and babies,” he says.“It is estimated that in the last 40 years, more than eight million babies have been born through IVF globally, a significant contribution to the population.”