Are you seeking IVF abroad? It can be really confusing and time-consuming searching for the best IVF clinic abroad. There is so much choice! But it’s important that you get it right, least of all because of the amount of money that you will be spending. Where do you start?
Choosing A Country For Fertility Treatment
You might consider the following:
- Does the country legally allow the treatment you require?
- Do you fall within the legal age limit?
- Does the country have laws regarding who they can treat?
- Are there easy and cheap transport links to that country?
- Is there robust IVF regulation in place?
- Are you happy with the laws on anonymity for donors?
- Is the potential cost of treatment within your budget?
Our overview of IVF abroad focusses on popular countries in Europe (and beyond) and it is useful if you are thinking about travelling to any of these countries for treatment. Our information includes IVF laws, safety and regulation and IVF costs.
Comparing IVF Clinics Abroad
As you know, it can be really difficult to choose one clinic over another. Fertility clinics can vary in a number of ways:
- Size – how many people they treat each year
- Range of IVF treatments available
- Range of medical and laboratory equipment
- Cost of treatments
- IVF success rates
- Staffing structure
- Clinic appearance
- Preferred stage for embryo transfer
- Multiple birth rate
- Egg sharing possibilities – how many recipients are involved
- Guarantees in cost or treatment outcomes
- Number of English-speaking staff
- Accessible location
- Responsiveness of staff to queries
There are lots of choices. For example, for some people using a small clinic is preferable as the staff might be able to give more personalised care. For others, a large busy clinic able to provide a wide range of treatments would provide them with more choices. There are just too many factors to compare, so think about what’s important to you and focus on that.
If you are considering IVF abroad, then we have provided an overview of some of the fertility clinics you could use. You can find out information on success rates and costs and compare them directly.