Infertile couples favour Spain and Czech Republic for treatment because of good supply of donor gametes, study shows

BMJ 2011; 343 doi: (Published 05 July 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;343:d4249
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1BMJ

People from the UK who travel abroad for infertility treatment are motivated mainly by the shortage of UK donor gametes, the high cost of treatment and previous unsatisfactory care they experienced at home, and perceived better success rates abroad.

The findings come from the Transrep Project on cross border reproductive care at De Montfort University in Leicester, which interviewed 51 people who travelled abroad for treatment. They show that the media picture of “fertility tourists” who choose destinations for their holiday potential and return …

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