Couples unsuccessful in having a child can seek help through IVF in Israel.
The country has the highest IVF rate per capita worldwide. The 2002 Human Reproduction Update reported that 1,657 IVF procedures per million people were done in Israel. This number is 84% higher than Iceland, which ranked second. From 2000 to 2010, Israel’s success rate nearly doubled.
What Makes Fertility Treatment in Israel a Top Choice?
Aside from the high success rate, most people who want to become parents seek IVF treatment in Israel because of the following reasons:
- Expert fertility doctors
- Highly-qualified, English-speaking, friendly and understanding medical professionals
- State-of-the-art equipment
- World-class facilities
- Affordable rates
With the IVF specialists continuously dealing with different issues related to unsuccessful childbearing, the country constantly improves in technology and in the development of new solutions to further increase the success rate of fertility treatment in Israel.
The success of IVF treatment relies on various factors, mainly:
- Cause of infertility
The Government’s Role in IVF Treatment in Israel
The government provides financial support to make sure that the country offers world-class practice and sophisticated technology in IVF treatment. Israeli women, under 45 years old (married or single), gets subsidy for giving birth to a maximum of two children through IVF, regardless of the number of treatments involved to achieve this.
Israeli residents are free to undergo IVF in Israel when performed in public hospitals. A resident with supplementary insurance can pay US$150 if the procedure is done in a private hospital – way cheaper than the average cost of US$12,400 in the US. Non-residents are not subsidized by the government, but the affordable price is enough for the couples to seek IVF treatment in Israel.
Fertility Treatment Experts in Israel
Professor Martha Dirnfeld
- Carmel Medical Center’s head of the IVF and Fertility Department, she was successful in ‘giving life’ to over 3,000 babies.
Professor Ariel Horowitz
- Sheba Medical Center’s head physician of the IVF Department, he specializes in infertility diagnosis and treatment related to late pregnancy.
Professor Ami Amit
- Ichilov Medical Center’s head of the IVF Department and Maternity Ward, he was among the specialists who pioneered in the use of transvaginal ultrasound method for the IVF treatment and embryo freezing method following genetic diagnosis.
Professor Adrian Shulman
- Meir Hospital’s head of the IVF Department, he was in the list of Forbes Magazine’s top Israeli gynecologists and specialists on reproductive technology in 2015.
- This cost an estimate of $2,250 and includes the following analyses:
- Detailed biochemical blood and urine analyses
- Thorough hormone test
- Ultrasound of female genital organs (transvaginal, abdominal)
- Comprehensive spermogram for excellent evaluation, sperm count and immune reactions
- Consultation with an IVF specialist
- IVF prices depend on the fertility doctor and the methods involved in the treatment. The rate also varies when an egg donor is needed or not. But on average, the following is the cost of fertility treatment in Israel:
- Primary examination – $2,250
- Hormone therapy course – $1,100 to $1,500
- IVF protocol without donor egg – $7,990