When it comes to considering IVF outcomes, many people think of IVF treatment as complicated, invasive and expensive. The fact is that over the last 32 years, IVF has evolved to the most successful treatment available to infertile people. When you compare the number of non-IVF treatments required to achieve the same success rate as IVF and calculate the costs – you will find that IVF is very price competitive.
Approximately 1% of U.S. births are from IVF care; whereas, about 3-3.5% of births in Europe and Australia are from IVF treatment. In the United States, there are legal and cultural barriers to IVF, so it is used less as a treatment, but the perception that Americans use IVF too much is likely a misperception from an international perspective.
The role of IVF becomes more compelling as infertility doctors gain increasing success and confidence with elective single embryo transfer (eSET). Elective single embryo transfer offers the opportunity to reduce the incidence of multiple births, while still maintaining a high success rate.
Some states mandate that insurance companies provide IVF coverage. IVF clinics in mandated states transfer fewer embryos per IVF cycle than states without insurance mandates because patients know that they can try again if the cycle fails (recent medical publication). Our refund guarantee programs that allow individuals or couples without insurance to use IVF and get a live baby or most of their money refunded also improves the number of people who can use the technology. Our refund guarantee program is an excellent opportunity for our patients to have the same type of assurance of success so that they can make the best decisions to achieve a healthy pregnancy.
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