Embryolab Teams Up With Fertility Road Magazine To Offer One Lucky Couple An IVF Holiday In Greece.
Procreation Vacation Includes: Luxury Hotel Accomodation, Flights & A €5,000 IVF Treatment.
Travelling for Treatment is now a viable option for couples with fertility issues, Dr. Nikos Christoforidis, Lead Gynaecologist at Embryolab, explains why couples are travelling abroad for procedures and why he is offering free IVF to one lucky couple.
Over the last few years ‘Medical tourism’ has become a global industry, fuelled by the popularity of the internet, ease of travel, shorter waiting times for appointments and greater international sharing of medical advancements and innovations.
Many couples are now opting to travel abroad for fertility treatments that may not be available to them in their own countries, either financially or legally.
As Lead Gynaecologist at Embryolab I have met many couples from all over the world, whose lives have been changed by having fertility treatment and effectively giving them the gift of life, and have seen the joy that it brings. As well as the joy I have also seen the pain, as there are so many couples in need of help to conceive, and every one of them has a unique and compelling story. I was reading an article recently in Fertility Road where a couple in the UK could not afford IVF and were not eligible for NHS treatment and were left with very few options, this really pulled on my heart-strings.
If you do not meet the criteria of your local Primary Care Trust or insurance provider, then the only option is to go private, and these out of pocket expenses for fertility treatments.