The right fertility center in Poland
Poland, with its 38 million inhabitants, has been a member of the European Union since 2004. But its assisted reproduction journey began many years before this. As early as 1987, the first child was born in Poland with the help of IVF .
Facts and figures about fertility centers in Poland
Fertility treatments in Poland are often significantly cheaper than in neighboring European countries. Whilst, many centers offer a quality standard that is on par with the rest of the EU, this is seen in the similarity betwene average pregnancy rates .
This is partly due to the fact that childless couples in Poland receive extensive support from the state. In July 2013, the Polish Ministry of Health initiated a program whereby up to 100% of the cost of a maximum of 4 IVF cycles in childless Polish couples is covered . This has further contributed to the development of reproductive medicine in the country.
Predominantly small fertility centers with reasonable prices
To fate, Poland has more than 40 fertility centers, with this number continuously increasing . The centers perform approximately 20,000 cycles per year , which classifies most centres as relatively small. Over a third (35%) of centers perform less than 100 cycles annually, and another third (35%) perform between 200 — 500 cycles. Large centers with over 1,000 cycles per year make up only 3% of the clinic landscape. Polish physicians rely almost exclusively on the ICSI method, as is evidenced by the fact that for every 25 ICSI treatments, there is only one IVF treatment performed .
Finding the right fertility center in Poland
As previously noted, Polish fertility centers offer a long history in reproductive medicine, coupled with often affordable prices. However, there are some hurdles when choosing a clinic. Important to note is that there is no obligation to publish success rates in Poland — although some fertility centers provide them voluntarily. As well as this, many of the clinics are private, which is why there can be significant differences in terms of services, equipment (e.g. whether they have their own laboratory) and prices between clinics.
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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.