IVF or in vitro fertilization is an assisted reproductive technology that manually combines an egg and a sperm in a laboratory dish before transferring the fertilized egg into the uterus. With its high success rates even in cases involving endometriosis, low sperm count, ovulation problems, uterus or fallopian tube issues, or even unexplained problems, it is often used as the last resort when all other methods, such as fertility medications, artificial insemination, and surgery, have failed. However, although this procedure is very effective, studies show that only about 5% of infertile couples push through with IVF as it can cost a fortune particularly when performed in western countries.
Thankfully, however, in vitro fertilization, which used to be available only in the west, is now also available in Southeast Asian countries, such as Singapore, Thailand, and South Korea, where world-class IVF facilities now await patients from all over the world.
All IVF centres in the west are required to adhere to international standards to ensure the quality of all IVF procedures. The goal is to maintain the high success rate regardless of where it is performed. Southeast Asian IVF centres meet the highest level of global quality standards when it comes to the service provided, the facilities used, and the medical team involved.
Southeast Asian IVF centres have given infertile couples a renewed hope as they make in vitro fertilization more affordable and therefore more accessible to couples from all over the world. Patients from western countries can now take advantage of the procedure in Southeast Asia and save up to 75% of the cost.