Aagaard Fertility Clinic is a private clinic, established in 2004, after acquiring a specialist gynecology clinic. It is located in the northern part of Denmark’s second-largest city, Aarhus. The clinic resides in a one-floor building with free parking facilities where the three units are located under one roof (Aagaard Fertility Clinic, Gynecology Clinic, and Aagaard CryoBank).
Aagaard Fertility Clinic has 3 laboratories, 1 operating theatre, and 1 recovery room for patients which enables the doctors to perform surgery requiring hospitalization at the clinic. In 2021, Aagaard Clinic performed 650 treatments of which 101 cycles were cycles with donor eggs, 157 IVF with own eggs cycles and 285 ICSI procedures. The clinic’s staff performs approximately 5,000 examinations a year. Since 2004 the fertility treatments undertaken by the clinic have resulted in 3,000 births!
The clinic is accredited in accordance with the Danish Healthcare Quality Programme, approved by the Danish Health Organisation and owns a permit by the Danish Patient Safety Authority to perform insemination and IVF treatments in accordance with the EU Tissues and Cells Directive.
Aagaard Fertility Clinic Medical Team
The Medical Director is dr. Aboubakar Cissé. He is a specialist in obstetrics and gynecology. He graduated as a doctor from the University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Bucharest, Romania in 1992. He has been working as a fertility specialist since 1997 in several countries. In Denmark, he worked in OB/GYN and the fertility departments of Herlev Hospital, Symbion Research Center, and Hvidovre Hospital. Dr. Cissé has extensive experience in the pharmaceutical industry, where he worked as Clinical Research Director and Safety Specialist/Coordinator.
Apart from the Medical Director, there are 2 fertility specialists and 4 embryologists (all embryologists have 10 to 20 years of experience and some of them are in the process of ESHRE accreditation). The entire staff speaks English. One of the doctors speaks English, Danish and French.
Aagaard Fertility Clinic Treatments
The following treatments are available at the clinic:
- IUI, IVF/ICSI
- Anonymous/known egg donation
- Anonymous/open/known sperm donation or extended profile sperm donation (open sperm donation means that the child can later get in touch with the donor. A known donor can be your friend or acquaintance.)
- Embryo donation
- PGT-A, PGT-M and PGT-SR
- Assisted Hatching
- Embryo freezing
- Sperm/Egg freezing
- iDAScore – Intelligent Data Analysis for embryo evaluation.
In the case of known egg donation, at the time of donation, the egg donor is known to you. The donor is not allowed to be closely related to your male partner; that is, she must not be his sister or cousin, or the daughter of his cousin, male or female. Also, the donor cannot be the mother or daughter of the egg recipient.
Egg donation must be 100% voluntary. In case of donation from a known donor, the clinic is under a legal obligation to carefully examine the donor’s reasons for donating, to make sure that the donation is made of her own free will. This is done at the first interview with the egg donor, at which you are not allowed to be present.
If you are a same-sex couple and wish to undergo IVF with donor sperm, you can also undergo known donation – where your female partner is your known egg donor – provided there is a medical reason for such treatment.
Once you have a confirmed IVF pregnancy, you can undergo early fetal gender testing: EVITA TEST GENDER. You will be able to know the sex of your baby 3 weeks earlier than with a standard scan. All you need to do is provide a blood sample which will be later analyzed in a laboratory. You can have this test between 10-12th week of pregnancy, and you will receive the results as early as 1-2 working days later. However, the results can be revealed to you only in the 12th week of your pregnancy. Before the test, the gestational age of the embryo needs to be documented. The price is 1,250 DKK/ EUR 168.
Need more information about a particular treatment? Contact Aagaard
IVF Treatment Cost at Aagaard Fertility Clinic
IVF with own eggs
The cost of the IVF/ICSI program with own eggs is 25,000 DKK/EUR 3,360. This includes embryo transfer and freezing of all the extra blastocysts. Aagaard is the only private clinic in Scandinavia that offers PGT-M and PGT-SR. PGT-A is available at the cost of EUR 1,344 (it includes freezing, biopsy and shipping) + EUR 538 per blastocyst chromosome analysis. The Start-up fee for setting up PGT-SR (translocation or other) analysis by CooperGenomics (England) is EUR 2,016.
The cost of IVF with donor eggs is 50,000 DKK/EUR 6,718. This includes ICSI, egg donor stimulation, and donor matching.
The first consultation is free of charge and extended culture to blastocyst is also included in the price of the programs (except for mild stimulation programs). Frozen embryo transfer will cost you 9,000 DKK/EUR 1,210. If your partner wishes to have his sperm tested, the sperm analysis costs EUR 67 and the male fertility investigation is EUR 336.
All egg donors at Aagaard Clinic go through extensive and rigorous screening, to make sure that they are both mentally and physically fit to donate eggs. The screening includes an interview where patients are asked about hereditary diseases running in their family. This is followed by a physical examination involving a scan and check-up of the ovaries and pelvic conditions. Egg donors are required by law to be tested for HIV, hepatitis, syphilis, gonorrhoea, chlamydia, and HTLV. The egg reserve is also checked before the egg collection.
Aagaard Klinik has their own sperm bank, Aagaard Skejby CryoBank. If you are a patient of this clinic, you can purchase sperm straws directly from the sperm bank. It will save you the cost of delivery and waiting time and it also reduces the risk of damage during transportation. Aagaard Skejby CryoBank is the only sperm bank in Denmark and it offers donor sperm of very high quality. All donors are tested for high-risk HPV and the extent of DNA fragmentation.
If you want to freeze your eggs (social freezing), this will cost you EUR 2,957, EUR 2,668 for 2nd egg retrieval, EUR 2,419 for 3rd egg retrieval. The storage for the first year is free of charge and the storage for the second and subsequent years is EUR 202.
Lesbian couples, provided there is a medical reason, can undergo known donation where your partner is your known egg donor. The cost is EUR 6,700 (donor sperm is not included).
Need to find out more about IVF costs? Contact Aagaard
Aagaard Fertility Clinic Success Rates 2021
The egg donation clinical pregnancy rate for 2021 was 40% and the IVF with own eggs clinical success rate was 27.6%. The IVF with own eggs clinical pregnancy rate with a breakdown per recipient’s age is as follows:
- under 35 years of age – 48.4%
- 35-40 years old – 35.2%
- above the age of 40 – 16.9%.
The frozen embryo clinical pregnancy rate in 2021 was 36.34%.
The embryologists at Aagaard recommend transferring embryos on Day 5. The average number of embryos transferred in 2021 was 1.5% which makes the multiple birth rate 1.03%.
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Aagaard Fertility Clinic is visited by patients from various European countries. Their patients come form Denmark, Norway or Germany.
From the staff
All staff are incredibly proud to be a part of Aagaard Team. As a team, we do our best – every day – to create the best results. Our team works very professionally, and we all manage to have our important goals in mind: to help women and couples achieve their biggest dream and have their much-wanted baby. As the only private clinic in Scandinavia, we offer PGT (egg screening). We are also engaged in several scientific projects.
Aagaard Fertility Clinic is located in Aarhaus, a second-largest city in Denmark. The clinic is only 5 km away from Bellevue Beach on North Sea. The clinic can be reached from the Aarhus Airport in a 30-minute drive, from Billund Airport in 70 minutes and from Copenhagen Airport in a little bit over 3 hours.
The clinic has deals with GUESTapart, a modern, Scandinavian-style hotel, located just a 5-minute walk from the clinic (350 m).