We bring you the price of IVF in Ghana. Leave a comment below after reading this post.
What is IVF
IVF means In Vitro Fertilization. It is a complex series of procedures used to help with fertility or prevent genetic problems and assist with the conception of a child. Couples having difficulty to give birth often resort to this method of assistive technology to get a child. IVF can give infertile couples a 30 per cent chance of having a child.
During IVF, mature eggs are collected (retrieved) from ovaries and fertilized by sperm in a lab. Then the fertilized egg (embryo) or eggs (embryos) are transferred to a uterus (womb). Sometimes these steps are split into different parts and the process can take longer.
Things to note
- Ghana health insurance does not cover IVF.
- IVF costs differs in various hospitals.
- It may be cheaper in other countries.
Price of IVF in Ghana
In Ghana, IVF costs GHS 12,000 – GHS 40,000. The actual pricing depends on several factors such as preferred gender, present medical history, investigations conducted, etc.
The cost of IVF goes into the following:
- Fertility medication
- Initial testing
- ultrasound and monitoring process.
- ICSI, a process where a single sperm injected into the egg.
- Genetic testing of Embryo, PGD.
Hospitals doing IVF in Ghana
All questions answered
How long does IVF take to get pregnant?
According to Mayo Clinic, one full cycle of IVF takes about three weeks.
Which country is cheapest for IVF?