Fertility treatment abroad can be the best way to get the care you need at an affordable price. However, it is important to be aware that there are some disreputable clinics out there that might try to take advantage of you. We’re here to ensure that you get the best possible fertility treatment abroad, at a clinic that will take good care of you and any donors or surrogates who are helping you to become a parent.
One potential issue with seeking fertility treatment abroad is that some clinics aren’t always honest about the costs of treatment or the chances of success. Some people have been convinced to pay for treatments that had a very low chance of success because clinics have misrepresented the facts. For example, some clinics may claim to have a very high success rate that doesn’t represent the reality for older mothers or couples with more complex fertility problems. It can be difficult to know who to trust, especially when you are dealing with clinics in another country, where the language and regulatory systems can be very different.
Another aspect of fertility treatment that can raise ethical concerns is the use of donors and surrogates. While the regulations governing egg donation, sperm donation and surrogacy are relatively strict in the UK, this isn’t always the case overseas. Some countries allow anonymous sperm donation. Some clinics may not perform as many medical checks on egg and sperm donors, or might not offer much support to women who are undergoing invasive medical procedures donating their eggs. The treatment of surrogates can also vary a great deal between countries, with different rules on financial compensation and a risk that some women are being mistreated or exploited while carrying babies for others.
If you’re considering fertility treatment abroad then it is essential to find a trustworthy clinic that will treat you and any donors or surrogates ethically. You want to be sure that you are getting the best advice on your options and that anyone who is helping you to become a parent is being treated fairly. However, it isn’t always easy to know who to trust when you’re researching your options.
Finding the right clinic can be hard, especially when you’re looking in another country, but IHP can connect you with the best fertility clinics overseas. We’ll ensure that you get high quality treatment from honest and reliable doctors, wherever you decide to have your fertility treatment abroad. You won’t have to find your way alone as we’ll be there to support you every step of the way.