The right fertility center in Poland
Poland, with its 38 million inhabitants, has been a member of the European Union since 2004. With regard to assisted reproduction, the country can look back on many years of experience: 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. At the same time, many centers offer a quality standard that is on par with the rest of the EU, which can be seen, for example, in the 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
Today, Poland has more than 40 fertility centers, and the number is increasing . The centers perform about 20,000 cycles per year , which shows, among other things, that the majority are smaller fertility centers. Thus, over a third (35%) of centers perform less than 100 cycles annually, and another good 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: for every 25 ICSI treatments, there is only one IVF treatment .
Finding the right fertility center in Poland
As mentioned at the beginning, Polish fertility centers offer a long history of reproductive medicine, coupled with often affordable prices. However, there are some hurdles when choosing a clinic. For example, there is no obligation to publish success rates in Poland — some fertility centers therefore provide them voluntarily. Furthermore, many of the clinics are private clinics, which is why they sometimes differ significantly in terms of services, equipment (e.g. whether they have their own laboratory) and prices.
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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.