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Fertility Treatments with a Money-Back Guarantee?

by Katlyn Joy | August 7, 2014 12:22 PM
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British couples striving to have a baby now have a new option that will likely be far more attractive than the usual ones. Patients at Britain's Manchester Fertility clinic can receive a cash refund if the treatments do not result in a baby.

The 30-year old clinic offers a package of three courses of in vitro fertilization or IVF for 9 to 12 thousand pounds or about ,000 to ,500 in American dollars. If after three cycles of IVF the couple has not had a baby, they will get 70 percent of their money refunded.

This is a big relief to families who are worried about the costs of repeated treatments, on a treatment by treatment basis, and the failure rate.

There are some conditions, however, that couples must meet. For this package, only women ages 37 and under who pass a medical exam will be approved for the special guaranteed package. Women who are 42 and under can get a package for two treatments at a discount. However, there is no money-back guarantee on those packages.

The plan for the older women must be pre-paid. Access Fertility is the company the clinic uses to set up the payment plans.

The clinic's lead embryologist, Dr. Debbie Falconer, said, "We're really excited to be offering these packages. It's a first for Manchester and a first for Britain."

She continued, "It's fantastic for the patient because it will give them that peace of mind. They will get the very best, state of the art treatment to maximize their chances of success."

""They can relax and, if it doesn't work the first time, at least they won't have to go out and try to raise any more money. The guarantee lasts not just until they conceive but until they have a baby."

Manchester Fertility treats 500 patients annually, and has assisted couples give birth to 5000 babies.

Many US fertility clinics have similar packages and money back deals, as well as financing options.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, now in the US, 1 percent of all babies born were conceived through assisted reproductive technology, such as when eggs are retrieved, fertilized with sperm in a lab and then put back into a woman's body. It doesn't include when only sperm is handled, such as with artificial insemination.

In 2012, 176,247 ART cycles were performed resulting in 65,160 infants, all born alive. The treatment cycles took place at 456 American fertility clinics. Those wanting to know specific data about individual clinics, the information can be found at the CDC website, and is called the ART Fertility Clinic Success Rates Report, and is updated annually.

ART numbers have doubled in the last ten years, according to the CDC. British couples striving to have a baby now have a new option that will likely be far more attractive than the usual ones. Patients at Britain's Manchester Fertility clinic can receive a cash refund if the treatments do not result in a baby.

The 30-year old clinic offers a package of three courses of in vitro fertilization or IVF for 9 to 12 thousand pounds or about ,000 to ,500 in American dollars. If after three cycles of IVF the couple has not had a baby, they will get 70 percent of their money refunded.

This is a big relief to families who are worried about the costs of repeated treatments, on a treatment by treatment basis, and the failure rate.

There are some conditions, however, that couples must meet. For this package, only women ages 37 and under who pass a medical exam will be approved for the special guaranteed package. Women who are 42 and under can get a package for two treatments at a discount. However, there is no money-back guarantee on those packages.

The plan for the older women must be pre-paid. Access Fertility is the company the clinic uses to set up the payment plans.

The clinic's lead embryologist, Dr. Debbie Falconer, said, "We're really excited to be offering these packages. It's a first for Manchester and a first for Britain."

She continued, "It's fantastic for the patient because it will give them that peace of mind. They will get the very best, state of the art treatment to maximize their chances of success."

""They can relax and, if it doesn't work the first time, at least they won't have to go out and try to raise any more money. The guarantee lasts not just until they conceive but until they have a baby."

Manchester Fertility treats 500 patients annually, and has assisted couples give birth to 5000 babies.

Many US fertility clinics have similar packages and money back deals, as well as financing options.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, now in the US, 1 percent of all babies born were conceived through assisted reproductive technology, such as when eggs are retrieved, fertilized with sperm in a lab and then put back into a woman's body. It doesn't include when only sperm is handled, such as with artificial insemination.

In 2012, 176,247 ART cycles were performed resulting in 65,160 infants, all born alive. The treatment cycles took place at 456 American fertility clinics. Those wanting to know specific data about individual clinics, the information can be found at the CDC website, and is called the ART Fertility Clinic Success Rates Report, and is updated annually.

ART numbers have doubled in the last ten years, according to the CDC. Assisted reproductive technology has been utilized in the US since 1981.

While financial concerns are a major factor in if, when and how many treatments are sought by couples, those are not the only ones. Giving birth to multiples, low birth weight and premature infants resulting from IVF are some of the other concerns of prospective parents considering fertility treatments.

The CDC has been keeping data on ART rates and details since 1997, to help families make more informed decisions and to keep on top of the long-term outcomes of fertility treatments.

has been utilized in the US since 1981.

While financial concerns are a major factor in if, when and how many treatments are sought by couples, those are not the only ones. Giving birth to multiples, low birth weight and premature infants resulting from IVF are some of the other concerns of prospective parents considering fertility treatments.

The CDC has been keeping data on ART rates and details since 1997, to help families make more informed decisions and to keep on top of the long-term outcomes of fertility treatments.


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