A total 304 IVF cycles were carried out in Malta last year, 229 of them at Mater Dei Hospital.

According to the Annual Report for the Protection of the Embryo, tabled in Parliament by Health Minister Chris Fearne on Tuesday, the cycles led to 66 pregnancies - a 21.71% success rate.

Of these, 12 women had a miscarriage, 22 mothers gave birth and 32 had yet to give birth.

Read: Almost 600 IVF procedures in Malta in two years

Last year, 48 babies - 24 girls and 24 boys - were born from April-November 2016 cycles. This brought the total of IVF babies from 2016 cycles to 62. Twenty-nine of them were girls and 33 boys. The take-home baby rate for 2016 was 20.15%.

A total of 28 babies - 13 boys and 15 girls - have already been born from 2017’s cycles. Another 36 babies for 2017 cycles were expected to be born bringing the total number of babies to be born out of IVF’s 2017 cycles to 64.


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