Fertility centers in Essen
The European Capital of Culture 2010 is the fourth largest city in North Rhine-Westphalia and is known beyond its borders for its sights such as the Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex, the Grugapark or the large recreational and sports area around Lake Baldeney.
The city of Essen has almost 600,000 inhabitants who call it home. In 2020, just under 5800 children were born here.
Did you know?
The so-called fertility rate as a hypothetical key figure indicates how many children women would have in the course of their lives if the age-specific birth rates of the respective calendar year applied to their entire lives. This figure was 1.46 in Essen in 2020.
Due to the Ruhr metropolitan area, several fertility centers have also established themselves in Essen. A sperm bank (cryobank) is also located in Essen. You can find more information about this under Costs and information about sperm banks.
Fertilly helps you to find the most suitable fertility center for your request and your personal needs.
Basic information about fertility centers in Essen
Did you know that although information meetings are held in every fertility clinic, these often only take-place once a month?
To find out which fertility center in Essen is best suited to your individual needs, our open-minded patient advisors at Fertilly will be happy to advise you free of charge and without obligation. You can ask us all your questions about treatments, financial concerns and funding options for infertility treatment.
Here you can easily book a free telephone consultation with us. We work together with selected and continuously quality-checked fertility centers and recommend the best center for you personally.
What costs can you expect?
The costs for assisted reproduction can be very high and, depending on the extent, hardly affordable out of one’s own pocket. Intrauterine insemination (IUI) involves placing the partner’s sperm directly into the woman’s uterus to increase the likelihood of pregnancy. Multiple attempts are often necessary.
In vitro fertilization (IVF) is far more complex. The woman’s retrieved eggs come into contact with the man’s treated sperm in the laboratory. If the fusion is successful, the fertilized egg is inserted into the woman’s uterus. The great advantage is the short distance the sperm have to travel.…
In its coalition agreement in November 2021, the new German government announced that unintentionally childless women would receive better support in the future. In addition, under certain circumstances, health insurance companies will cover a proportion of the costs of your treatment. If you would like to receive more information about this, you can arrange a consultation with our patient advisors here.
Important information on fertility treatment in Essen
The German government is concerned about Germans’ fulfilling their desire to have a child. For this reason, it is possible to apply for state support from the federal and state governments. The “Guideline on the Granting of Allowances for the Promotion of Assisted Reproduction Measures by the State of North Rhine-Westphalia” serves as the basis for the funding of infertility treatments. This guideline stipulates that only couples whose main residence is in North Rhine-Westphalia and whose treatment takes place in a reproduction facility in NRW can benefit from the financial assistance. Unmarried heterosexual couples will be granted benefits in the form of an additional flat rate of 30% on certain maximum funding amounts for the first to third treatment cycles. In this regard, the new German government let it be known in its coalition agreement in November 2021 that unintentionally childless couples will receive better support in the future.
Further requirements are:
- Proven infertility by a doctor
- Demonstrable success of the fertility treatment
- Exclusive use of the partner’s egg and sperm cells
- Psychosocial counseling
- Age limit of the woman: 25–40
- Age limit of the man: 25–50
If you would like to receive a free, no-obligation consultation on any of these topics from our patient advisors, you can book an appointment here.
Current info about sperm banks in Essen, Germany and Europe
In addition to the sperm banks distributed nationally across Germany, there has also been a sperm bank, the Kryobank, in Essen since 1981. The prices and costs of a sperm bank In Germany can differ from those of an international sperm bank, due to different pricing models between countries.
We at Fertilly can simply and without obligation explain the costs associated with a sperm bank and other factors to be considered. Our patient advisors will give you a comprehensive insight into this topic and are happy to advise you. Talk to us!
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 reduce personal concerns and ensure no questions go unanswered. To instil personal confidence in the process, hearing 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, it is recommended that 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.