Cyprus, an island country located in the Eastern Mediterranean, is one of the most popular tourism destinations. The country, from South to North, attracts hundreds of tourists from all over the world with its mild weather, shimmering blue seas, glamorous beaches, luxury hotels, splendid Roman ruins, history-smelling urban streets, delicious meze and halloumi every year.
Cyprus is not only a beautiful holiday spot but also a popular medical tourism destination. Cyprus’ life expectancy is very good, and the quality of healthcare is so high that it is ranked as one of the Mediterranean’s healthiest countries by the World Health Organization (WHO). The government of Cyprus prioritizes its healthcare system and actively encourages preventative medicine. Cost of medical treatment in Cyprus is generally affordable, and most government hospitals are located in the major cities. There are also smaller government-run hospitals and private clinics present in other areas of the country. However, the healthcare system is trusted not only by local residents but also by other foreign visitors who come to Cyprus for health reasons. The most popular medical treatment that foreign patients come to North Cyprus for is IVF infertility treatment.
In this article, you will find the basic information about IVF and the reasons for Cyprus’s popularity on this treatment.
What is In Vitro Treatment (IVF)?
In vitro fertilization (IVF) is an infertility treatment in which the egg of the female and the sperm of the male are combined in-vitro under laboratory conditions to provide fertilization and pregnancy. "In vitro” means "outside the body". Fertilization means the sperm has attached to and entered the egg.
The success with IVF fertility treatments depends on a number of factors such as age, quality of eggs and sperm as well as uterine factors and many other variables. The success rates are generally reported according to the woman's age; the basic rule is that, as the woman gets older, IVF success rates decrease, if she uses her own egg.
Patients under the age of 35 are 48 percent likely to respond to the treatment whereas the success rate may gradually decline to 16% after the age of 40 by using their own egg. Rates reach 82% and 80% respectively, considering the egg donation.
Why Consider Cyprus for IVF Treatment?
Cyprus is among the top IVF treatment destinations in the world. Couples who wish to have a baby and seek an infertility treatment abroad generally decide on Cyprus as the IVF clinics in Cyprus offer good quality of medical service with highly experienced infertility specialists and high-tech medical equipment.
The benefits of IVF treatment done in Cyprus fertility clinics are plenty since egg donation in Cyprus is anonymous. Donor anonymity literally means that there is no shortage of egg and sperm donors. There are many IVF egg donors, and there are virtually no waiting lists. Although the donors are anonymous, a lot of information about the donor such as age, nationality, height, weight, skin color, eye color, hair color, and blood type are provided to the patient. Egg and sperm donors in Cyprus are tested thoroughly by the ministry ofhealth for infectious diseases, and only qualified donors are accepted. Moreover, the cost of IVF treatment in Cyprus is also much more affordable in comparison to other IVF clinics abroad. For example, the average cost of IVF in Cyprus ranges between $2,800 and $4,500 depending on the number of procedures carried out. Air tickets, accommodation fees, and transfer fees are usually included in the rates of prices. However, an IVF in the UK may reach $10,000, and again in the United States and Canada, an average single IVF treatment cost may range between $10,000 and $15,000. Besides being a cheap IVF center, Cyprus is also such a wonderful island country with relaxing warm weather (not only in summer but also in Spring, for example in April), and splendid scenery that most patients desire to stay a few days more after the treatment to enjoy its beauties.