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Infertility treatments

Infertility Treatment

Infertility treatment abroad can help patients identify specialist centres. Infertility treatments such as IVF are fast becoming the hot option abroad. With increased costs and restrictions within the USA and UK, more and more hopeful parents are seeking overseas alternatives.

Age restrictions in the UK for example are placing major limitations on women waiting till later in life to start a family, and as a result older British women are heading to Europe, Asia and Africa for treatments such as vitro fertilisation.

While in the USA, the cost of infertility treatments is placing them largely out of reach for the average person, and people are seeking more price-friendly treatments in other countries.

Infertility is defined as the diminished ability or inability to conceive offspring, and can also be a reference to the specific term of failure to conceive after a year of regular intercourse without contraception. Infertility can be due to a number of reasons in both the male and female parties, and many types of infertility are treatable. Infertility is becoming more common as women are waiting till later in life to have children.

Some common issues that can result in infertility problems are blocked or scarred fallopian tubes, endometriosis, polycystic ovary syndrome, fibroids, and abnormality in the epididymis in the testis.

Common infertility treatment procedures

This category embraces all treatments and issues concerning pregnancy and infertility, this includes medicines to improve fertility, such as:

  • clomifene and metformin
  • artificial insemination
  • egg and embryo donation
  • frozen embryo treatment
  • intrauterine insemination (IUI)
  • in vitro fertilisation (IVF)
  • surrogacy
  • testicular sperm extraction
  • intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI)
  • tubal litigation
  • gamete intrafallopian transfer (GIFT)
  • anueuploidy screening

Destinations

For a full list of available destinations for infertility treatments please refer to the search box to the right.

Useful links

Find more in-depth information on infertility treatment at:

American Fertility Association - www.theafa.org

Infertility Network UK - www.infertilitynetworkuk.com

Conceiving Concepts - www.conceivingconcepts.com

Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority - www.hfea.gov.uk

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Page last updated: Monday, 23rd November 2009