IVF (In Vitro Fertilization) cycle in India can be afforded by anyone earning over Rs. 10,000 a month
1750+ operational IVF centers still inadequate to fulfil the prevailing demand in India India fast becoming the infertility capital of the world with 190,000,000 couples in the age group 25 to 49 years suffering
- 1750+ operational IVF centers still inadequate to fulfil the prevailing demand in India
- India fast becoming the infertility capital of the world with 190,000,000 couples in the age group 25 to 49 years suffering from sub-fertility or lifetime infertility
India is battling a major uphill war with infertility with over 19 million couples in the reproductive age group of 25-49 yrs suffering from sub-fertility or lifetime infertility. Present operational 1750+ IVF centers PAN India are unable to sustain the demand, leading to longer wait time at patients’ end. To meet the present demand adequately there is a need for 5000+ IVF centers with a minimum of 2 full-time embryologists.
India is an extremely underpenetrated market for IVF, currently, the size of the Indian IVF industry is about $625 million and according to recent studies, it is estimated to touch $1.45 billion by 2026. The country faces a two-pronged social dilemma in its battle against infertility, one of Indians gradually adopting western lifestyles without realizing the adverse impact. This is one of the most prominent reasons for the continuous rise in infertility rates. The second being the urge for parenthood propelled by societal pressure on couples to have children. The twin factors combined with rising infertility makes Indians prime candidates for IVF treatments.
The affordability of IVF is perceived to be costly, although India offers one of the most economical IVF in the world. With the cost of one full IVF cycle at USD 2000 (approx. 1.5 lakhs), people from the socio-economic background of middle class or above earning around Rs. 10000 a month have the capacity to go through one IVF cycle giving them a significant chance to conceive.
ART Fertility Clinics, one of the leading global institution in Reproductive Medicine has joined hands with Louise Brown (World’s first IVF baby) to spread awareness on IVF treatment as the intervention medicine for infertility.
Mr. Vinesh Gadhia, India CEO, ART Fertility Clinics opines, ‘India needs about 5,000 IVF centres to meet the demand. At ART Fertility Clinics our target is to process 40,000 cycles in 5 years with 1,250 cycles in the first year and progressing to 12,000 cycles by 2026. We aim to transform IVF (In-vitro fertilization) sector in India by implementing the state-of-the-art technology and most stringent IVF protocols (ESHRE) across all our centres. IVF is science assisting nature and we aspire to be an essential bridge in helping couples to attain their dream of parenthood. Alternatively, to increase access and familiarity for IVF treatment there is a need for regulators and government authorities to recognize infertility at par with other diseases like diabetes, heart diseases, etc.’
Dr. Gurpreet Kalra, Medical Director, ART Fertility Clinics say, ‘“In vitro fertilisation (IVF) is a symbol of hope to many women who face difficulties in conceiving naturally. The discovery of the technique marked a major medical advancement which is a boon for infertile people all over the world. We, at ART Fertility Clinics, follow the doctrine of evidence-based medicine and provide personalized treatment plans for all our patients. Treatment plans at ART Clinics are personalized on the basis of its proprietary research which takes into account ethnicity, social and cultural factors and previous medical history. This holistic approach of combining science, nature and demographic factors has enabled ART Fertility Clinics to achieve one of the highest clinical pregnancy rates globally at 69%. ART Fertility Clinics aims to transform IVF technology sector in India by implementing more advanced use of AI (Artificial Intelligence) in diagnosis, inspection and other solutions like pre-genetic testing. AI makes embryo selection more effective on platforms like Embryo Ranking Intelligent Classification Algorithm (ERICA)”
Under the campaign #UnComplicate by ART Fertility Clinics, Louise Brown will be virtually and at a later date physically touring India to educate masses, interact with doctors and use multiple platforms to share her story and be the beacon of hope for couples considering fertility treatments.