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Number of as­sisted re­pro­duc­tions

How many as­sisted re­pro­duc­tions are there per year?

In Ger­many, about 250,000 children were born th­rough as­sisted re­pro­duc­tion bet­ween 1997 and 2014. In ge­neral, there were about 110,000 IVF or ICSI tre­at­ments in 2017 in the ap­pro­xi­m­ately 130 German fer­ti­lity cen­ters alone, ma­king Ger­many one of the ab­so­lute lea­ders in Eu­ro­pean re­pro­duc­tive me­di­cine.

These num­bers can be at­tri­buted to a wide va­riety of re­asons, in­clu­ding de­mo­gra­phic and cul­tural ch­ange, pu­blic edu­ca­tion, and me­dical ad­vances. Even though the open­ness of German ci­ti­zens re­gar­ding as­sisted re­pro­duc­tion is in­cre­asing, the topic is un­fort­u­na­tely still stig­ma­tized. We, Fer­tilly, ac­tively combat this stig­ma­tiza­tion and make sure that our pa­ti­ents can talk about ever­y­thing and feel safe doing so.

Fer­ti­lity center in Baden-Würt­tem­berg

We are com­mitted to hel­ping cou­ples in Baden-Würt­tem­berg — whe­ther ho­mo­se­xual, he­te­ro­se­xual or single — on their journey to ful­fil­ling their de­sire to have a child. Fer­tilly sup­ports you in fin­ding the most sui­table tre­at­ment to ful­fill your de­sire to have a child. We will ac­com­pany you from the first contact with a carefully sel­ected partner clinic right th­rough to pregnancy. If you are in­te­rested in the dif­fe­rences bet­ween in­di­vi­dual fer­ti­lity cen­ters and would like to re­ceive free, non-bin­ding ad­vice from our pa­tient ad­vi­sors, you can book an ap­point­ment here wi­t­hout ob­li­ga­tion and free of charge.

Where are the fer­ti­lity cen­ters lo­cated?

Baden-Würt­tem­berg has es­tab­lished itself as a lo­ca­tion for fer­ti­lity tre­at­ments with a total of 21 fer­ti­lity cli­nics. Espe­ci­ally in places like Stutt­gart, Ulm, Lud­wigs­burg, Ess­lingen and Baden-Baden you will re­ceive com­pre­hen­sive sup­port in the fer­ti­lity cen­ters. If you are in­te­rested in un­der­stan­ding which of these lo­ca­tions is the best choice for you per­so­nally, then you can ea­sily make a con­sul­ta­tion ap­point­ment with one of our pa­tient ad­vi­sors here.

Cost co­verage

Who bears the costs for as­sisted re­pro­duc­tion?

Un­fort­u­na­tely, there are al­ways cou­ples or sin­gles who are un­in­ten­tio­nally child­less. Since you have to dig deep into your po­ckets for as­sisted re­pro­duc­tion, many are de­pen­dent on fi­nan­cial sup­port.

Which he­alth insu­rance com­pany pays what per­cen­tage of an as­sisted re­pro­duc­tion?

Both sta­tu­tory and pri­vate he­alth insu­rance com­pa­nies pay for ex­ami­na­tions into the cause of child­less­ness under cer­tain con­di­tions. It be­comes more dif­fi­cult when it comes to tre­at­ment costs. Drugs, hor­mones or sur­gical in­ter­ven­tions are ex­pen­sive and co­verage is often re­fused. Under spe­cific cir­cum­s­tances, ho­wever, it is pos­sible for half of the ex­penses to be co­vered by the sta­tu­tory he­alth insu­rance. For ex­ample, there is an age limit, mar­riage is re­quired and there must be a me­dical ne­ces­sity. In the case of pri­vate he­alth insu­rance, the sub­si­dies de­pend on the insurer. There is no gua­rantee. If you need more in­for­ma­tion about the dif­fe­rent cost mo­dels, you can ea­sily and free of charge make an ap­point­ment with our pa­tient ad­vi­sors here.

Baden-Würt­tem­berg: Is there a state sub­sidy for fer­ti­lity?

Con­trary to the co­ali­tion agree­ment, the fe­deral go­vern­ment is not in­tro­du­cing any na­ti­on­wide sub­si­dies for fer­ti­lity tre­at­ments after all. This is be­cause the fe­deral go­vern­ment has ar­ranged for the states to de­cide in­di­vi­du­ally whe­ther they are in favor of state sub­si­dies. If you live in Baden-Würt­tem­berg, you cannot yet hope for a state sub­sidy. Alt­hough ef­forts are being made to join the co­ope­ra­tion, it does not yet exist. In 2019, the state had in­cre­asingly ad­dressed the issue and pre­dicted a pos­sible de­cision in the fo­re­seeable fu­ture.

Ho­wever, new de­ve­lo­p­ments by the traffic light co­ali­tion could still raise hopes, as they would like to pro­vide fi­nan­cial sup­port for cou­ples wis­hing to have children from the state in the fu­ture.

Fin­ding a fer­ti­lity centre

What are im­portant cri­teria when choo­sing a fer­ti­lity centre?

In order to fulfil your de­sire to have a child, you should choose a fer­ti­lity clinic that meets your spe­cific re­qui­re­ments and im­portantly where you feel com­for­table. When choo­sing a clinic, there are a number of aspects to con­sider to en­sure that the the­rapy goes as smoothly as pos­sible. The suc­cess of a the­rapy de­pends on va­rious fac­tors. Both the ex­pe­ri­ence and qua­li­fi­ca­tions of the me­dical team and the tech­no­lo­gical status of the la­bo­ra­tory equip­ment (for ex­ample, whe­ther the clinic has a clean room la­bo­ra­tory) can have an im­pact on the suc­cess rate.

In ad­di­tion to the suc­cess rate, there are other is­sues that can be de­cisive in the sel­ec­tion pro­cess. Good coun­sel­ling on the choice of the­rapy, as well as per­sonal care and the avai­la­bi­lity of the doctor can help en­sure your ques­tions and con­cerns are ans­wered. Hea­ring the ex­pe­ri­ences of pre­vious pa­ti­ents can also give an in­di­ca­tion of the qua­lity or short­co­mings of a prac­tice, this can also pro­vide you with a level of con­fi­dence du­ring the clinic sel­ec­tion pro­cess.

An­o­ther aspect to con­sider are the costs. To avoid sur­prises, fer­ti­lity cen­tres that main­tain a high de­gree of price trans­pa­rency are re­com­mended. In the case of tre­at­ments with donor sperm, en­sure there is a co­ope­ra­tion bet­ween cli­nics and an ex­pe­ri­enced sperm bank, as they often offer a larger sel­ec­tion of donor pro­files and have many years of ex­pe­ri­ence in the field of sperm do­na­tion.

When sel­ec­ting our partner cli­nics, we al­ways make sure that both he­te­ro­se­xual and ho­mo­se­xual cou­ples, as well as single women are treated.
Are you strugg­ling to find a fer­ti­lity centre that is right for you or do you have ques­tions about available the­ra­pies and tre­at­ment me­thods? Our fri­endly team are happy to help you in a free con­sul­ta­tion.

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