IVF can be a long journey that requires a lot of patience and commitment to the cause. Getting into fertility treatment blindly can result in frustration and ill informed decisions. Fertility tourism, particularly the North Cyprus IVF Centre is an option to seriously consider for your treatment. Apart from being a beautiful destination, Cyprus offers affordable and world-class fertility treatment among other benefits. With that in mind, there are a few things you need to know before signing up for fertility treatment.
Frozen embryos are just as successful as fresh ones
There are a number of reasons to freeze embryos to be used in future IVF treatment. Whatever the case, it is important to know that the embryos can be safely stored for up to 10 years. They can also be just as effective as fresh embryos during IVF treatment. It is worth noting that your age at the time of freezing the eggs may impact their success rate.
NHS funding for IVF varies from region to region
The unfortunate truth is that depending on where you live in England, IVF treatment may or may not be covered by NHS. Eligible couples may get funding for up to three full cycles while others may not be covered depending on the local Clinical Commissioning Groups criteria. For people not covered under NHS, the Cyprus IVF Centre is a great alternative for treatment. A full cycle can be a fraction of the cost of getting it done at home including all travel costs and accommodation.
IVF success rates go down with age
Just as is the case with natural conception, fertility treatment success rates go down as age goes up. The good news is that this only applies if the woman is using her own eggs. There is the option of using donor eggs from younger women. An IVF specialist can recommend the best course of action depending on the patient’s age and overall health condition.
Gender selection is illegal in the UK
Couples considering gender selection will likely have to look elsewhere for IVF treatment. Gender selection is only allowed in very rare cases such as where genetic diseases or disorder associated with a certain gender are of concern. Fortunately, Cyprus gender selection is still an option as Cyprus enjoys more liberal fertility treatment laws.
It is important to get as much information as possible to be able to make the best decisions where your fertility treatment is concerned. It is also worth consulting a professional to help explore your options before making any final decisions.