IVF, In Vitro Fertilization, has been around from past few years but until a few years ago, many considered it as a complicated infertility treatment procedure. The procedure was previously known to a very few people, and they knew this treatment as infertility treating procedure to produce test tube babies. Most of the people were unsure about the treatment and were very uncertain about the cost of the treatment.
As stated in research, every sixth couple is affected by infertility in one or both the partners. With increasing cases of infertility in both genders, IVF treatment is becoming more and more popular. It is helping the couples suffering from infertility to conceive. Since its inception, IVF treatment has come a long way, and it is effectively helping the need of couple fighting with infertility successfully.
If one or his or her partner is having trouble in conceiving and suffering from infertility, then considering for IVF treatment is always a better alternative. The first thing that an individual considers while choosing an IVF center in India is the cost of In Vitro Fertilization treatment.
IVF cost in India
Generally, the cost of IVF treatment in India ranges from INR 90,000 to 3,30000, excluding all the prescribed drugs and medications needed for effective treatment of IVF. However, many couples are spending over INR 3,00,000 to 5,00,000 on the treatment of IVF. It is because the treatment of IVF may also include many other treatments depending on the fertility level and medical history of the partners. The location for treatment can be another significant factor in deciding the cost.
The average cost of IVF treatment in one city can be very different from others. Because of this massive difference in treatment cost, many couples opt to travel to other cities, where the cost is more affordable, to get the treatment. Here are the average IVF cost charged at some of the major cities of India.
|City Name||IVF Cost In Indian Rupees|
|BANGALORE||1,40,000 to 2,50000|
|PUNE||1,35,000 to 3,00000|
|DELHI||1,10,000 to 2,50000|
|HYDERABAD||1,60,000 to 2,80000|
|KOLKATA||1,00,000 to 2,20000|
|NAGPUR||1,25,000 to 2,80000|
|CHENNAI||1,45,000 to 3,00000|
|MUMBAI||1,60,000 to 3,50000|
NOTE: The above costs do not include the cost of medications, and tests required during the entire procedure.
Factors Influencing the IVF Cost in India
Many factors influence the IVF treatment cost in India. Here are some of the factors that may affect the cost of treatment in any individual’s case:
Age of the Woman
Women under 35 years of age have around 32% of chance to conceive successfully in first IVF treatment, while for the women of age 39 and over, on an average needs five or more treatments to get pregnant. Age of the woman plays an essential part in deciding the success of the IVF process.
While estimating the cost of the treatment, it is crucial to keep this factor in mind to avoid any financial and emotional strain of repeated IVF processes. Some of the IVF Specialist offer multiple cycle IVF treatment plan that can be affordable for the higher age woman, who might need many IVF treatments for a successful result. Many couples also try some simple tips to enhance the chances of conceiving in lesser IVF treatments.
Cost of Egg/ Sperms Donation
Couples with low fertility may also require donor eggs or sperm or both. Usually, the cost of sperm donor can range from INR 8,000 to 12,000. While the cost of the donor for IVF treatment can be as high as INR 28,000 to 42,000.
Cost of Donor Embryo
The IVF Specialist suggests embryo donation for the couples who have a severe health condition of one or both the partners. Couples suffering from a severe health condition consider getting embryo donated from a healthy person. In these cases, experts recommend the usage of the embryos of the couple who have completed the treatment. The average cost of donor embryo is even higher and can cost as much as INR36,000 to 54,000.
Cost of Frozen Embryo
In many cases, the couples prefer to preserve their embryos so that these embryos can be transferred to the uterus of the woman later if the couple cannot conceive in the first attempt or if they want to conceive again in future. The average cost of Frozen Embryo Transfer is around INR 20,000 to 30,000. However, the cost does not include the cost of surrogacy, in case the woman cannot hold the pregnancy.
Cost of Testicular Sperm Aspiration
Testicular Sperm Aspiration is a process of sperm aspiration, and extraction suggested for the person who had a vasectomy and wants to have a child. It is a short procedure and performed under local anesthesia. In TESA, experts use a fine needle for extracting semen from the testicles. The average cost of the process is between INR 12,000 to 18,000.
Cost of ICSI
Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection is a procedure used in the situation when the infertility problem appears in men. If the man is suffering from low sperm count, low sperm motility, and low sperm quality, a single sperm is injected right into the egg, increasing the chance of fertilization. The cost of ICSI ranges from INR 20,000 to 45,000.
Freezing the Embryos
Freezing the embryos is widely popular amongst the women who want to pursue their career. Women in the age group of the 20s or 30s opt to freeze the embryo so that they can have children once they reach 40s. The cost of embryo freezing and preserving includes the cost of the procedure and preserving the frozen eggs.
The average initial cost of freeing the embryos may cost from INR 20,000 to 30,000. Additionally, one may have to pay INR 4,000 to 6,000 every year to preserve the embryo.
The cost of IVF treatment can vary from one location to another and from one clinic to another, but one should not select an IVF center in India only based on cost. Look for the experience, reputation, and credentials of the IVF specialist. Check for their rate of success and read the review and feedback of their previous couples who had previously received IVF treatment from the same IVF center.