IVF Cost and More
There's a little bit of everything, or something for everyone today on PathtoFertility. There is more from ASRM and it's about IVF cost and the cost of fertility treatment. Love that it's making headlines today all over the world! Read below for ASRM's press release statement.
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Update from Infertility Experts at ASRM and IFFS Meeting
HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF FERTILITY SOCIETIES'
21st WORLD CONGRESS ON FERTILITY AND STERILITY AND
THE 69th ANNUAL MEETING OF THE
AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR REPRODUCTIVE MEDICINE
Boston, MA – Research presented at the International Federation of Fertility Societies/American Society for Reproductive Medicine meeting showed that finances were a leading concern of patients undergoing In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) procedures.
Only a small minority of the world’s population is assured free or reduced cost access to infertility treatments. An IVF program in Brazil surveyed more than 5000 patients and asked them which of the following was their main concern about undergoing IVF: financial, multiple gestation, malformation of the offspring, social prejudice, religion or supernumerary embryos. An overwhelming majority (82.6%) identified financial concerns as their primary worry.
Dr. Richard Kennedy, Secretary General of the IFFS said, “Those who want children and can’t have them undergo great heartache. Infertility is a disease, and should be treated in the same way as any other disease by health services and insurance plans. Yes, it can often be expensive in the short term, but many studies show that the payback to society from successful infertility treatment more than justifies the initial outlay.”
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