Infertility is defined as the inability to get pregnant after one year of trying and can be caused by many factors, both male and female. It is estimated that one in six couples are affected by infertility, and this number is increasing as some families delay childbirth. Fertility treatment, or infertility treatment, falls into one of three categories: ovulation induction, artificial insemination, or assisted reproduction.
Generally speaking, the 3 most common IVF fertility procedures people are traveling for are in-vitro fertilization (IVF), IVF with egg donation, and surrogacy.
IVF fertility treatment is an excellent option for the medical tourist as treatment can easily be combined with sightseeing and self-pampering. In addition, it is minimally invasive.
IVF Fertility Treatment and The Medical Tourist
There are several factors which may make a person travel for IVF fertility treatment, including:
A Desire To Save Money
Huge savings, both on procedures and medications can be achieved in other countries. This certainly does not mean a diminishing of quality as the clinics in our network have similar, and in some cases better, clinical success rates.
A More Personal Approach To Care
If you have had previous experiences in your home country with IVF fertility treatment, for example, you may have been treated like a number, not a patient in a fragile state. You likely found it hard to get face time with doctors or nurses, were passed amongst a team, no one really knowing your story. Our fertility treatment doctors are dedicated to this goal and have been chosen for this reason.
Additional Options Not Available To You Locally
Although we often are bred to believe our own system is superior, some of the clinics in our network offer options which may not be available to you at home, like oocyte donation, surrogacy, pre-genetic diagnosis(PGD), and IMSI (“super ICSI”).
An Opportunity To Take Your Mind Off Treatment
If you’ve undergone IVF fertility treatment in the past, you know that it is coupled with a strict regimen of medication and causes definite hormonal fluctuations. Many of our patients report that they want to take their minds off their procedures by relaxing and traveling in beautiful surroundings, and the money they save makes this possible. How does Costa Rica, Panama, or Turkey sound? How about relaxing at a spa or reading a book on the beach?
Clinical Success Rates
For the IVF fertility treatment patient, this is probably the most important consideration. The fertility doctors in our network have a proven track record of success, and are some of the best in the business with success rates matching, or surpassing, North American clinics.
- You can usually fly very soon after the conclusion of IVF fertility treatment
- The treatments are very safe, day procedures
- After care can easily be carried out by phone, video conferencing, or by your home doctor. In fact, this is often the case even in your home country
IVF Fertility Is Offered In
Average Pricing for IVF Fertility Treatments
||India||South Africa||Potential Savings|
|IVF fertility treatment with ICSI
|IVF fertility treatment with egg donation
|Surrogacy (Including IVF fertility treatment)