The Rise of Cheap(er) Fertility Clinics
Are discount clinics a good idea?
By Emily Rauhala,  Newser User
Posted Jul 25, 2010 3:25 PM CDT
Even at a discount, IVF isn't cheap.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – Fertility treatment doesn't come cheap—IVF typically costs $15,000. But a new wave of clinics hope to ease the expense, reports Newsweek. In St. Louis, for instance, a new facility offers a range of treatments for about $7,500. The goal is equal access, say supporters. "A woman’s right to have a chance to try to have a child should be available to all,” one doc says.

But the lower-cost model is not without critics. Christian groups worry about the handling of embryos, docs fret about being undersold. And then there's the question of safety: “This isn’t Wal-Mart. Embryos aren’t like toothpaste,” says one fertility doctor. “You can’t do a recall on embryos.” Click here for more on IVF. (Did you hear about the British egg raffle? Click here to read more).


 

My Take on This Story
Show results without voting  |  
27%
7%
0%
7%
47%
13%