In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) in Turkey
In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) is the most common type of ART - Assisted reproductive technology. In IVF, the sperm fertilizes the egg outside the body - in a laboratory, and doctors then implant the fertilized egg into the woman's uterus in hopes of a successful pregnancy. IVF is reserved for cases in which other methods such as fertility drugs, surgery, and artificial insemination haven't worked.
Why Choose IVF in Turkey?
In Vitro Fertilization is a very popular procedure in Turkey. Thousands of couples undergo an IVF procedure in Turkey every year, some of them coming from as far away as the US and Canada. Here are some of the reasons why so many foreign patients choose Turkish clinics for infertility treatments.
Cost of IVF in Turkey
Depending on the clinic, IVF can cost up to 15,000-20,000 USD in the US and UK for every attempt to conceive. Keeping in mind that the success rate is about 40% for women under 35 and significantly lower for those over 40, this procedure comes with a hefty price tag. This is a very serious obstacle for many couples - especially if IVF is the last resort.
On the other hand, IVF procedures at many of the leading Turkish reproductive centers would cost you only a fraction of the total cost back home. Even when combined with travel expenses and costs of accomodation, IVF in Turkey can be 50+% cheaper. This is a definite advantage considering that more than one session might be needed.
Expertise of Turkish A.R.T. Doctors
While education standards of universities in Turkey are rapidly rising, most IVF experts in Turkey received their medical degrees and/or completed their residency abroad. They speak fluent English and have numerous publications in the leading medical journals worldwide. They are everything you would expect from a physician back home, and more!
The main advantage of IVF doctors in Turkey is their immence experience. A large number of local patients resort to IVF treatment in the hopes of conceiving. This is reflected on the overall success rate of IVF treatment in Turkey. Some of the most advanced reproductive medical centers in Turkey even offer Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) Testing for patients who are at risk of a variety of inherited conditions, including birth defects and genetic disorders.