What op­tions do our partner fer­ti­lity cen­ters in Co­logne offer?

At our fer­ti­lity cen­ters in Co­logne, the to­pics of fa­mily plan­ning and the de­sire to have children are co­vered ex­ten­si­vely.

We at Fer­tilly are at your side from start to fi­nish. Tog­e­ther we will find the best tre­at­ment for you and the best fer­ti­lity center. It is espe­ci­ally im­portant to us to create trans­pa­rency and to pro­vide easy ac­cess on the sen­si­tive topic of as­sisted re­pro­duc­tion.

In the case of in­fer­ti­lity, de­fined as an unful­filled de­sire to have children de­spite un­pro­tected se­xual in­ter­course over a years time, there are va­rious op­tions available to you. The extent to which me­dical help is given de­pends on the in­fer­ti­lity dia­gnosis and per­sonal fac­tors. De­pen­ding on the cause, va­rious the­ra­peutic me­a­sures of as­sisted re­pro­duc­tion are available:

In­se­mi­na­tion (IUI) of­fers one pos­sible ap­proach, du­ring this tre­at­ment sperm that are pre­pared in the la­bo­ra­tory are in­tro­duced di­rectly into either the uterus, cervix or fallo­pian tube of the woman. The sperm cells then have to find their way to the fer­ti­li­sable egg on their own. Al­ter­na­tively, sperm and egg can be brought tog­e­ther in a nut­rient so­lu­tion in a jar du­ring in vitro fer­ti­liza­tion (IVF). If fer­ti­liza­tion is suc­cessful, up to three fer­ti­lized eggs may be im­planted into the pa­ti­ent’s uterus.

In the case of low sperm qua­lity, an in­tra­cy­to­plasmic sperm in­jec­tion (ICSI) is a pro­mi­sing ap­proach. In this pro­ce­dure, sperm cells ob­tained by eja­cu­la­tion or sur­gi­cally from the testis or epididymis are in­jected di­rectly into the fe­male egg.  As a rule, in the pre­sented me­thods IVF and ICSI, a hor­monal drug tre­at­ment of the woman is car­ried out be­fore­hand in order to de­ter­mine the exact time window of ovu­la­tion.

If the sperm qua­lity of the man is not suf­fi­cient, a sperm do­na­tion can help (he­te­ro­logous in­se­mi­na­tion). Sperm banks are a pro­mi­sing way for single women and les­bian cou­ples to fulfil their de­sire to have a child.

Which sperm bank is right for you can be ans­wered in­di­vi­du­ally in con­sul­ta­tion with your fer­ti­lity clinic or di­rectly here at Fer­tilly. Talk to us!


Costs do not have to be co­vered alone — Fi­nan­cial sup­port for your fer­ti­lity tre­at­ment

It is pos­sible to apply for state aid for as­sisted re­pro­duc­tion. The Fe­deral Mi­nistry for Fa­mi­lies, Se­nior Ci­ti­zens, Women and Youth (BMFSFJ) sup­ports child­less people in ful­fil­ling their wish to have their own child. The fe­deral in­itia­tive “Hilfe und Un­ter­stüt­zung bei un­ge­wollter Kin­der­lo­sig­keit” (Help and Sup­port for In­vol­un­tary Child­less­ness) is also spe­ci­fi­cally de­di­cated to fun­ding. Ho­wever, the extent to which the costs of tre­at­ment are reim­bursed de­pends on the re­spec­tive fe­deral state. In ge­neral, up to 25 per­cent of the co-pay­ment for mar­ried cou­ples and up to 12.5 per­cent of the co-pay­ment for non-marital part­ner­ships can be co­vered for the first three at­tempts. This re­fers to the copay after bil­ling the he­alth insu­rance com­pany.

Re­member that cer­tain con­di­tions must be met for pro-rata cost co­verage under § 27a SGB V, such as prior me­dical and psy­cho­so­cial coun­seling, or that only the part­ner’s egg and sperm cells may be used.

There may be rest­ric­tions in in­di­vi­dual fe­deral states. So that you do not lose your head in the bu­reau­cracy of your wish, we offer you a free and non-bin­ding con­sul­ta­tion with our pa­tient ad­vi­sors in ad­vance.

You can book a free and non-bin­ding ap­point­ment here.


You can get these spe­cial fun­ding op­por­tu­ni­ties in Co­logne

When sel­ec­ting our partner cli­nics, we al­ways pay at­ten­tion to the hig­hest stan­dards. Our team will be happy to help you in a free con­sul­ta­tion ap­point­ment.

In ad­di­tion, the city of Co­logne of­fers you a ge­neral con­sul­ta­tion op­por­tu­nity on the sub­ject of fa­mily plan­ning. From an unful­filled de­sire to have children to the course of pregnancy; all im­portant in­for­ma­tion can be ob­tained by te­le­phone or e‑mail.

Mar­ried cou­ples be­nefit from NRW’s ex­cel­lent fun­ding op­por­tu­ni­ties. Up to 50% of the co-pay­ment, with a ma­ximum of four tre­at­ment at­tempts, is ap­proved. For un­mar­ried cou­ples, as long as there is a co­ha­bi­ta­tion, a sub­sidy of 25% can be ex­pected. This ap­plies only to the first three tre­at­ment cy­cles. Thus, the fe­deral and state go­vern­ments cover 50% of the co-pay­ment for a fourth tre­at­ment. Tre­at­ment me­thods sub­si­dized by the mi­nistry are in vitro fer­ti­liza­tion (IVF) and in­tra­cy­to­plasmic sperm in­jec­tion (ICSI). In order for a sub­sidy to be ap­proved, the con­di­tions of § 27a SGB V must apply.

So far, it is sur­pri­sing that no fi­nan­cial sup­port is curr­ently of­fered for same-sex cou­ples in NRW. In view of the so­cial ch­ange, it re­mains to be hoped whe­ther ac­com­mo­da­ting me­a­sures by the fe­deral state for les­bian cou­ples will follow here. We are hop­eful that North Rhine-West­phalia will also sup­port fe­male cou­ples in fer­ti­lity tre­at­ment.

Which spe­cific costs he­alth insu­rance com­pa­nies will cover de­pends on the re­spec­tive he­alth insu­rance com­pany. In­for­ma­tion on this should be ob­tained from the re­spec­tive he­alth insu­rance com­pany in ad­vance. Please note that there must not yet be a si­gned tre­at­ment con­tract. A tre­at­ment con­tract may only be si­gned after fun­ding has been ap­proved.

Let’s find out tog­e­ther which be­ne­fits apply to you and what your wishes are. Fer­tilly will sup­port you and your partner du­ring the journey.


La­test info about sperm banks

The prices and costs of a German sperm bank can differ from those of sperm banks ab­road, this is mostly due to dif­fe­rent pri­cing mo­dels bet­ween count­ries.

We at Fer­tilly can simply and wi­t­hout ob­li­ga­tion ex­plain the costs and answer any ques­tion you may have about sperm banks. Our pa­tient ad­vi­sors will give you a com­pre­hen­sive in­sight into this topic and are happy to ad­vise you. Talk to us!

We also co­ope­rate with lea­ding Eu­ro­pean sperm banks and can offer you cer­tain dis­counts.

If you are in­te­rested in the re­qui­re­ments a sperm donor must meet, what in­for­ma­tion sperm do­nors dis­c­lose about them­selves and how the pro­cess of sperm do­na­tion works in Ger­many or ab­road, you can read all about it here.


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 all your ques­tions and con­cerns are ans­wered. Hea­ring from the ex­pe­ri­ences of pre­vious pa­ti­ents can also give an in­di­ca­tion of the qua­lity or short­co­mings of a prac­tice, this can also pro­vide a level of con­fi­dence du­ring the clinic sel­ec­tion pro­cess.

An­o­ther aspect 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 the clinic 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.

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