Why is IVF more successful in greece? | 2022



Authors: David Langr

Updated: 06/20/2022 | Originally published on 06/20/2022




In vitro fertilization (IVF) is one of the most common fertility treatments and provide a way to help some women become pregnant who cannot otherwise. It is also one of the most expensive, with estimates that it costs around $20,000 (with medication) in the United States. Doctors have long noted that IVF success rates vary significantly from country to country and wondered why this is.

 

IVF Success Rates in Greece

According to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, the success rate of in vitro fertilization (IVF) is significantly higher in Greece than in the United States. The study found that the overall success rate for IVF was 42.5 percent in Greece, compared to just 27.5 percent in the United States.

There are a number of reasons why IVF may be more successful in Greece than in other countries:

The dramatic increase in IVF success rates in Greece shows how a socialized health care system can be beneficial even in a market-based economy like that of the United States (though we should probably ask ourselves why there are no corresponding reforms here at home). In Greece, the government is financially incentivizing doctors to have children and the rate of IVF success has more than doubled.


Sources:

https://www.newlife-ivf.co.uk/blog/top-reasons-for-coming-to-greece-for-ivf-treatment

https://www.fertilitycrete.gr/news-publications/ivf-in-greece-why-choose-greece-for-ivf-treatment/

https://www.ivf-embryo.gr/en/blog/why-greece-considered-holy-land-infertility-treatment-abroad

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