Last fact-checked: 3 February 2020
In vitro fertilization in Kuala Lumpur is an assisted reproductive technique that can improve your chances of conception when either a male or female experience fertility problems. More than five million babies have been born worldwide using this technique, which was first successfully pioneered in 1978.
And why would you consider packing your bags and flying potentially thousands of miles to undergo this treatment, you ask? There are two main reasons why people take advantage of medical tourism the world over: to take advantage of substantially lower prices and still receive the same—if not better standards of care compared to back home.
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Called “in vitro fertilization” (or IVF) because the actual conception happens outside the womb in a special incubator, this innovative method enables tens of thousands of couples to conceive every year under what would normally be considered impossible circumstances.
Assisted reproductive techniques like in vitro fertilization can be used those facing fertility-related problems like:
Removed, damaged or blocked fallopian tubes
Ovulation problems or ovulation failure
Low sperm count or low sperm motility rate
No diagnosed cause of infertility
Experiencing just one of these problems could be sufficient to result in infertility, but some couples face double the strain, particularly if both partners are affected.
In vitro fertilization is a complicated, sometimes drawn-out process and with that comes a rather large price tag. While you may receive some insurance or rebates, you will still have to co-pay a great deal. In Kuala Lumpur, you can afford to have more cycles done as the cost per cycle is reasonable. More cycles mean a higher overall chance of conceiving. Plus, you’ll get the chance to visit this modern, exciting city where the cost of living is so much lower than back home.
Kuala Lumpur has numerous sightseeing attractions, dining options, shopping; even just relaxing in a laid back atmosphere, in good weather is a great idea. So if you want to combine a holiday in KL along with IVF treatment, book with Medical Departures to seize this two-in-one deal at an affordable price.
Perhaps conceiving is a dream you’ve been nurturing for quite some time. And perhaps you have already made the rounds of doctors and tests to find out what is wrong. Maybe you’ve even tried cycles of IVF before but to no avail. In these cases, it’s likely that you understand how important it is to find the best specialists working at reputable clinics for your treatment to maximize your chances of success.
What you will often find is that there is scant information available on sites when exploring the idea of treatment overseas. And if extra information is given, it will probably all be positive… leading you to how doubts as to whether it is all true.
When you go through Medical Departures, you can be assured that we check out the specialist qualifications, accreditations, experience and training of all doctors, as well as check to see whether hospitals are accredited by international organizations, such as the Joint Commission International. We also investigate the staff and equipment to ascertain whether everything is above board and the correct standards are being followed.
See for yourself now by checking out these three clinics in Kuala Lumpur that offer IVF treatment to international patients:
The actual fertilization is over very fast, but there is a process associated with it, particularly pre-IVF.
You will first have to undergo tests and take medication to stimulate the growth of more eggs. The eggs are then harvested at the right time, when they are mature. At the same time, the partner has to be around to provide sperm. The eggs and sperm are then put together to fertilize. After three to five days, a pre-determined number of embryos are transferred to the uterus. Other successful embryos may be frozen at this stage for future cycles—either if this one is not successful or even for use after a few years if you want another baby.
Once pregnancy has been successfully established, you may have to take injections or medications as per medical advice. After fertilization, you may want to wait to see how everything progresses and then go back home; if the first cycle is not successful, you may want to undergo further cycles in KL. Each cycle can take between four and six weeks.
The success rate of IVF is around 25 percent, though with subsequent cycles the success rate increases. For each cycle, there are associated costs like blood tests, imaging tests, consultation, medication and other pre- and post-treatment expenses. While you may get some insurance reimbursements for some of the elements, you will still be out of pocket for other expenses.
In Kuala Lumpur, you can pay a starting rate of just AUD 4,500, making treatment a whole lot more affordable. In Australia, if you receive no rebates or insurance payouts, you pay expect treatment to start at around AUD 8,000. This can increase a great deal when you factor in other fees, successful embryo freezing and tests.
[Please note: these prices are approximate estimates based on international data, calculated at the time of writing.]
A holiday in Kuala Lumpur combined with IVF treatment will boost the chances of a successful pregnancy.
Book with Medical Departures at one of our IVF clinics or look below for ways to contact us for in vitro fertilization in Kuala Lumpur.
In vitro fertilization (IVF). Mayo Clinic. 22 June 2019.
IVF. NHS. Website accessed: 24 January 2020.
Top 10 Things to Do in Kuala Lumpur. Hotels.com. 2019.
Joint Commission International. Website accessed: 16 January 2019.
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