Before looking at the success rate of IVF treatments in India, the factors that affect this matter must be taken into account. The overall health of the woman, the causes of infertility that have resulted in the need for IVF, the quality of the semen to be used and of the eggs that are retrieved, and her age, are a few of these. Of these, the last, the woman’s age is often the key factor that determines success.
Why Age Matters in Success Rate of IVF Treatment
A woman is born with all the eggs she will ever have. From puberty to the mid-20s, approximately 75% of the eggs are normal and can be fertilized. As a woman ages, her ovarian reserve (the number of normal eggs that can be fertilized) drops, so even with fertility drugs, there are fewer eggs that could possibly be fertilized. By the age of 35, between 40 to 50% of the eggs are normal and by the time a woman reaches 40, only 10 to 20% of the eggs can be fertilized.
While successful IVF treatment is possible for eggs harvested until menopause, the overall health and the cause of infertility and other factors all play a role in affecting the outcome of the procedure. However, even after menopause frozen or donor eggs may be used.
The Success Rate in India
The huge growth in popularity of India as a destination for IVF treatments has caused a misconception that the success rates here are much higher than elsewhere and the probability of an egg (or eggs) being fertilized is almost certain. This is not correct. Nothing can change the age and other physical factors that determine the chances of success. That being said, the highly qualified and experienced IVF specialists available in India are among the best in the world. This coupled with the number of IVF centers that use the most up to date technology means that the probability of successful fertilization is the best that may be found anywhere. The following cutting-edge treatments and technologies are available in India at a reasonable cost:
- Laser Hatching
- Cryopreservation Treatments
Maximize the Probability
India is a primary destination in the Success Rate of IVF Treatment. To maximize the likelihood of success, a systematic approach is required. Obtaining a second opinion to be certain of the reasons for the need for the treatment will enable the right treatment to be selected. The doctors and hospitals/clinics must be identified, and arrangements made for tests, payments and other preliminary procedures. Post-treatment checkups will be required. The patient and caregiver(s) will need a place to stay. All this requires expert medical knowledge as well as detailed information on the various hospital or clinics that are for consideration. Local knowledge of the city where the treatment will be given will be of great help. A smooth relaxed visit to India will always be a benefit when it comes to IVF. For all this to be achieved in the best possible way, an independent health advisory organization should be contacted.
While nothing can be guaranteed in IVF, a trip to India under the guidance of the health advisory will offer a woman the best chance of undergoing an IVF procedure that will be successful.