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.
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.
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.
At Fertilly, we have made it our mission to accompany couples (homosexual and heterosexual) and singles on the way to fulfilling their desire to have a child. It is important to us to create transparency in the area of family planning and to inform you about success rates and prices.