The right fertility center in the Czech Republic
Around 41% of Germans who decide to undergo fertility treatment abroad choose the Czech Republic as their destination. We cooperate with selected and continuously quality-tested fertility centers and recommend the most suitable center for you individually.
Facts and figures about fertility centers in the Czech Republic
With its 10.6 million inhabitants, the Czech Republic is the eleventh largest country in the EU. The capital city of Prague is the economic and cultural center of the country and attracts hordes of tourists every year. In 2017, for example, around 20 million visitors came to the Czech Republic — most of them from Germany.
In addition to its appeal to tourists, the Czech Republic also has a long history of reproductive medicine. Just four years after the first child conceived by in vitro fertilization (IVF), Louise Brown, was born on July 25, 1978 , the first child conceived by IVF was born in the Czech Republic in 1982 .
This development continues in the present: today there are more than 30 fertility clinics in the Czech Republic, with an increasing tendency. These are mainly medium to large fertility centers: about 37% of the clinics perform between 500 — 1000 cycles per year, 23% even more than 1000 cycles per year . Overall, about 14,000 infertility treatments are performed in the Czech Republic per year, the majority of them in the form of fresh ICSI cycles [3, 4].
As mentioned above, the Czech Republic has a long history of reproductive medicine. An estimate of the ESHRE (European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology) suggests that 4% of all children in the Czech Republic have been born through assisted reproduction. For comparison: in the USA, for example, the percentage is 1% . At the same time, a large number of Germans who undergo infertility treatment abroad also choose the Czech Republic as their destination country. A study from 2015, for example, came to the conclusion that around 41% of Germans who decide to have infertility treatment abroad choose the Czech Republic as their destination country .
What must be considered?
In the case of treatment abroad, additional costs such as travel and accommodation must be taken into account in addition to the actual treatment costs. In addition, aspects such as psychological stress due to the journey also play a role. In addition, couples should not only consider the cost of the treatment, but also all relevant factors of a treatment:
- How high is the success rate or the birth rate per puncture or “baby-take-home rate” of the clinic?
- What do former patients report about the quality of treatment, the clinic equipment, and the process in general?
- What language is used to communicate with physicians, patient care providers, and to handle paperwork and contracts?
If you would like more information about fertility treatment
in the Czech Republic, we will be happy to help you. You can get free and non-binding advice on the topic from us.
What are important criteria when choosing a fertility centre?
In order to fulfill your desire to have a child, you should choose a fertility clinic that meets your requirements and where you feel comfortable. When choosing a clinic, there are a number of aspects to consider in order 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 you to get rid of worries and unanswered questions. In order to go through with the process of fulfilling your child wish with confidence, the experiences of previous patients can also give an indication of the quality or shortcomings of a practice.
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, you should also make sure that there is a cooperation with 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 or singles are treated.
Are you having a hard time choosing a fertility centre or do you have questions about different therapies and treatment methods? Our friendly team will be happy to help you in a free consultation appointment.
1. Bolzen, S. (2018). Louise Brown, das erste Retortenbaby der Welt, wird 40 – WELT — https://www.welt.de/wissenschaft/article179900342/Louise-Brown-das-erste-Retortenbaby-der-Welt-wird-40.html
2. Czech Republic: Reproductive Medicine. (2015) — https://www.czechtourism.com/de/a/reproductive-medicine/
3. Human Reproduction. Supplementary Data (2016)
4. Gynekol, C. In vitro fertilization — Analysis of Data in Czech National Assisted Reproduction Register from the Years 2007–2011 (2012) — https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23094774
5. ESHRE. ART Fact Sheet February 2018 (2018).
6. Fertility Report Europe. European Market Landscape (2015)
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.