People from all over the globe chose to come to India for their infertility treatments. Apart from a skilled medical team, the treatments are almost half of what it costs in their own country. Therefore, it is a boon for several couples who are facing reproductive challenges.
IVF is one of the most popular infertility treatments. However, until recently, people were not very aware of this treatment or how it works. IVF or In vitro fertilization is an assistive reproductive technology (ART). In this treatment, the egg is retrieved from the female partner and the sperm from the male partner, fertilizing them in a laboratory. Once it reaches maturity, in about 3-6 days, it is transferred back into the uterus, where it grows. Statistics show that infertility affects almost 1 in every 6 couples. Thus, with the help of IVF or other infertility treatments, the infertile couples can fulfill their wish of experiencing parenthood.
It is important to understand that as you grow older, the success rate goes down. Therefore, it is wise to use your own eggs only when they are young, otherwise, one must opt for egg donation. The success percentage of the women who underwent IVF in the year 2010 is as follows;
Under 35 – 32.2%
Between the age 35-37 – 27.7%
Between the ages 38-39 – 20.8%
Between the ages 40-42 – 13.6%
Between the ages 43-44 – 5%
Women over 45 – 1.9%
Cost of infertility treatments in India
When we talk about the IVF costs in India, it is important to know that it differs from city to city. Therefore, some couples even go to other cities if the costing is within their budget.
NOTE: The below-mentioned rates may vary. Please check with the hospital before you proceed. You can always visit your nearest Apollo Fertility Clinic for more information.
Basic IVF treatment
The cost of one IVF session is INR 2,50,000. However, depending on the case, it can also go up to 4,50,000 for one sitting.
If your specialist suggests advanced treatment, the cost can definitely increase. Here, you will probably go through the basic IVF treatment and add some other advanced treatment. For example, ICSI treatment is INR 1,50,000 – 2,50,000. A frozen embryo transfer will cost you INR 1,20,000.
There are some clinics who promise that their treatments cost below 1,50,000 INR. However, you must be beware of such hospitals. They might have several hidden charges or maybe the hospitals are not genuine. So, do a complete research of the hospital, doctors, and ask them to give you a final list of charges including even the minute costs.
Average IVF treatment charges according to the city
Mumbai – 2,00,000 -3,00,000 INR
Bangalore – 1,60,000 – 1,75,000 INR
Chennai – 1,45,000 – 1,60,000 INR
Delhi – 90,000 – 1,25,000 INR
Nagpur – 75,000 – 90,000 INR
Hyderabad – 70,000 – 90,000 INR
Pune – 65,000 -85,000 INR
Kolkata – 65,000 -80,000 INR