Interesting facts about IVF abroad
IVF (in vitro fertilization) is a fertilization performed in a test tube.
The Czech Republic, the Netherlands, Greece and Ukraine are the most frequent destinations for IVF.
Each of these countries has its advantages and disadvantages, we advise you in choosing the right destination.
IVF in the Czech Republic
Czech clinics are the most popular among German customers.
They have the advantage that the prices are low, the quality of treatment is high, and the laws allow treatment with donated eggs.
Moreover, the staff in Czech clinics often speaks German.
Another advantage is that the fertility clinic in the Czech Republic can be approached at any time due to the short distance.
IVF in the Netherlands
IVF treatment is available in the Netherlands for women up to 45 years of age, although some clinics have lowered the age limit to 42-43 years.
The Netherlands is also one of the few European countries that allows treatment for lesbian couples or single women, which has contributed to its reputation among foreigners.
The most common procedures are IVF and ICSI (intracytoplasmic sperm injection), with an initial cost of about 300 euros.
IVF in Ukraine
Ukraine is becoming increasingly popular with foreigners – currently, couples from abroad can choose from over 30 Ukrainian clinics.
The biggest incentive is the low cost compared to the UK or the US.
In addition, there is no age limit prohibiting women over a certain age from receiving treatment.
However, women over 51 are usually denied access to treatment due to possible health risks.
In Ukraine, donated eggs, sperm and embryos can be used for IVF treatment.
The initial cost (with own eggs) is between 2200 and 5200 euros, with donated cells the cost is between 4000 and 7000 euros.
IVF in Cyprus
If you are considering traveling to Cyprus for IVF treatment, keep in mind that visiting rules and laws differ between the north and the south.
Until recently, for example, in Northern Cyprus, sex selection for the purpose of family balancing was legal, now it is not, as for example in Spain, Greece and Bulgaria.
Cyprus is a popular destination mainly because of its friendly regulations – in IVF treatment, for example, they are quite liberal about the age and marital status of patients.
The law allows treatment for women even over 18, same-sex couples and women, with initial prices ranging from 2.000 and 5.000 euros are.
IVF in Greece
Greece is also a very popular „IVF destination“ – there are up to 50 clinics scattered throughout the country.
As in the Czech Republic or Spain, you can fly there on a budget airline.
Foreigners can get treatment with donated eggs, sperm or embryos, and the fees are very reasonable compared to the prices z.B. very cheap in the USA and the UK.
Another – and perhaps the most attractive – reason is the Greek climate and environment, which allow you to combine treatment and relaxation.
The treatment is limited to an age of 50 years and costs (with own eggs) between 3200 and 6000 Euro.