Infertility treatment in Ukraine is an opportunity for foreigners to receive medical services at the level of the world’s best clinics for an affordable price. However, these are not all reasons. More often than not, physicians from Europe, US, Australia, New Zealand, and also the former USSR countries apply to Ukrainian fertility specialists. The problem of infertility is global and grows worse every year. According to WHO, only 8% of couples faced this problem in the late 1990s. Today the problem affects 20% of married couples. About the possibilities of infertility treatment in Ukraine, the advantages and development of this sphere of medicine, we describe further.
About the problem of infertility
Causes of infertility are many. WHO identifies 18 causes of male and 22 causes of female infertility. These include, among others endocrinological, physiological, immunological and in some cases even psychological problems.
Among all infertile couples 50% are interested in the treatment, and only 20% decide to solve the problem with the help of doctors”, – said Violetta Yanyshevskaya, President of Ukrainian Association of Medical Tourism. Actual level of reproductive technologies, which is available in Ukrainian doctors, allows solving many problems in this area.
As of today over 30 private medical establishments in Ukraine offer services within reproductive and assisted reproductive technologies.
Why do foreigners choose Ukraine for treatment?
Reproduction sphere is extremely well developed in the country and successfully applies the best world practices. In our country, the first egg fertilization was performed back in 1984, and in 1991 the first baby was born using IVF in Kharkov Center of Human Reproduction.
Among the most common reasons why foreigners turn to Ukrainian fertility clinics are:
- The high level of medical services in Ukraine
- inaccessibility of certain technologies and methods in one’s native country
- age limitations in the home country
- long waiting time for an appointment with a specialist
- considerable difference in cost
Ukrainian reproductive possibilities
Ukrainian medical establishments are now on the global level in the field of reproductology. Doctors work not only with foreign patients, but also with biomaterials. This means that biomaterial is delivered to Ukraine, and only after a preparatory period the patient arrives.
There is also the process of “vetrification”, i.e. quick freezing of embryos and oocytes. The technology is used when it is necessary to preserve healthy eggs and use them after several years. For example, this approach is relevant before chemotherapy.
Surrogacy is popular in Ukraine, and it is legal in our country. Lawyers are obligatorily involved in the procedure. All the rights and obligations of the participants are prescribed. Genetic parents act as the child’s parents on legal level.
Full Complex of Services
It is important that when foreigners come to Ukraine as a part of medical tourism, they receive not only medical service, but full escort as well. This means that companies working in this field will help the couple to find a suitable clinic, contact a doctor for preliminary coordination of details, and organize transfer and appropriate accommodation. If necessary the couple will be accompanied by an interpreter.
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