An increasing number of British couples are travelling abroad for fertility treatment. Founder of IVF Travel Shield, Leila Wilcox explains, “Many couples travel without knowing they have no protection should something go wrong and that their standard travel policy is void.”
Sure Insurance Services Limited has created the first dedicated travel insurance, IVF Travel Shield, to protect both patient and travelling companions for their whole trip. This includes any complications that may occur during IVF treatment, such as ovarian hyper stimulation syndrome.
One in six couples in the UK seek fertility help. IVF can be very expensive in the UK and savings can be made by going abroad. Foreign clinics also promote shorter waiting lists and higher success rates. The average price is more than £3000 per cycle of IVF treatment in London whereas in the Ukraine a cycle is around £1750.
The top five global countries visited for fertility treatment abroad are Spain, Russia, Czech Republic, US and India. Spain is the most popular with the UK due to short waiting times for egg and sperm donors and English-speaking staff.