It 's 2014 And Infertility Is Not The Problem It Once Essay

1184 Words Aug 4th, 2014 5 Pages
It’s 2014 and infertility is not the problem it once was. Couples have more options now to conceive their own natural children. It can also be very pricey and emotionally challenging for couples requiring some financial assistance from family and outside sources. Most couples have to ask themselves is this process worth it and how much they are willing to give up in order to have a baby.
The first step is to do research. What kind of initial information do these sites provide with regard to chances of success? While not boastful, the first website provides data via a graph, comparing their cycles of egg retrieval and live births from their procedures against the national live birth averages. In all instances, the percent of live births from the clinic were greater than the natural live births. The second website only provided information of success via patient stories and testimonies. The third website boasted of being the largest fertility program in the country with more than 30,000 babies born from their program.
Are specific costs mentioned? Yes. The first website claims to have affordable IVF prices starting at $7,725 per cycle with an additional cost for medication from $2,500-$5,000 and a final cost of $775 for Cryopreservation and storage. The second website did not give any specific pricing but encouraged you to call for a consultation. It provided and extensive list of the various accepted health insurance plans and emphasized that patients must have a “$0”…

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