Unprecedented Fertility Success in Russia
December 20th, 2011 - Infertility (IVF)
By: Mohamed Taki | Medical Research Editor and Travel Expert
Fertility treatment is an intimate and emotional journey for couples wishing to be blessed with the gift of a child. However, IVF treatments becomes a rewarding and worthwhile experience the first moment they lay their eyes on baby come to life. In pursuit of creating a family, infertile couples are faced with several challenges: cost of IVF, lack of assisted reproductive technology, rigorous laws and long waiting list. A new fertility destination that ticks all the boxes is IVF in Russia. Russia is a fresh fertility destination that offers affordable fertility solutions to international patients using today's most advanced reproductive technology. IVF clinics in Russia boasts one of the highest pregnancy success rates in Europe, inviting couples from the UK, the US and Canada, where fertility and surrogacy laws are less accommodating and treatments can cost a fortune. Heath care in Russia has improved and progressed by leaps and bounds since the government's initiative to re-position Russia on the global medical tourism map. According to Wikipedia, “there was significant growth in spending for public health care and in 2006 it exceed the pre-1991 level in real terms. Also life expectancy increased, infant mortality rate dropped from 18.1 in 1995 to 8.4 in 2008. Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin announced a large large-scale health-care reform in 2011 and pledged to allocate more than $10 billion in the next few years to improve health care in the country. The cost of IVF in Russia is an encouraging factor to patients when traveling for fertility overseas. Couples can save up to 70% on IVF treatments in Russia, compared to IVF in the US, and Western Europe. The high price of parenthood in the UK and the ambiguity of laws associated with IVF treatments have incited couples to explore assisted conception options in Russia. IVF programs in Russia- catered to all categories of intended parents, including heterosexual unmarried couples, heterosexual partnerships, single men- can be arranged in fertility clinics in Moscow and other cities. Traveling for IVF in Russia spares patients the hassle of dealing with mystifying IVF laws and gives them the peace of mind to be treated in a relaxing and stress-free environment. IVF and surrogacy programs are legal in Russia and clear-cut for parents-to-be. Some fertility clinics in Russia can even assist patients with finding surrogate mothers for an infertile, same-sex couples and single patients, and unofficially married couples. Gay surrogacy programs are widely available at most reproduction clinics in Russia. Popular IVF treatments also includes gender selection Russia and IVF with egg donation Russia. Russia is setting an example for fertility tourism destinations. It ticks all the boxes for an ideal fertility destination; from friendly IVF laws, affordable conception options, IVF and surrogacy solutions to types of intended parents, to advanced assisted reproductive technology. IVF in Russia is truly an unprecedented success in the medical world.