Why are IVF injections so costly?

Why are IVF injections so costly
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You have faced all the hurdles just for this fertility journey. Stop worrying about IVF injections being costly. It may cost a lot due to the donor’s sperm or egg or for different reasons. 

On average, IVF costs range from Rs. 60,000 to Rs. 70, 000, and it has been given for 8 to 10 days, which is separate from overall treatment costs. It is curious to all that one time spent with a cycle to have a successful conception.  

However, the treatment’s cost may be high, but it can become a success if you are undergoing one cycle. Some hospitals can allow medical insurance for an IVF procedure. 

Why are IVF injections so costly?

It involves many reasons why injections are costly, such as multiple medications, dosage, monitoring, limited availability, profit margins, and personalized treatment plans.  

There may be reasons for medication like follicle, luteinizing-stimulate hormone, gonadotropin-releasing hormone, and progesterone support to be involved in cost.  

It is not too costly compared to a normal injection, but the cost is only to increase the high success rates.

Factors Contributing to the Cost

IVF treatment ensures live births, whereas normal injections can cure your health.  However, IVF injections can be eligible for the cost that contributed to the treatment’s success. 

Some factors are explained below: research and development, limited competition, and recovering investment. 

Research and development

When doing medical research on drugs, involves clinical trials, which contribute to the high cost.  Good research plays a major role in injection checking; once the injections are delivered, the treatment’s success is ensured.  

Donor eggs’s cost may be high when compared to normal.

Production and manufacturing

The injections include production costs and manufacturing costs. IVF produces artificial pregnancies; people are trusted to take the treatment. 

Using high-tech equipment like sterile environments, precise temperature control, and complex filtering systems. There may be limited production capacity, which creates demand over supply.

Limited competition

IVF injections have a limited market size; this means there may be less competition among the manufacturers, which allows them to sell at higher prices. 

Recovering investment

This involves pharmaceutical companies and the need to recover the high cost of R&D. The production depends on the sale of the final product. 

What is the success rate of IVF?

The success rate of an IVF pregnancy depends on important factors like the age of the woman, egg quality, sperm count, weight management, healthy lifestyle, the number of embryos transferred, and the medical history of both women and men.  

If you are undergoing IVF treatment, choosing the best fertility doctor is crucial to achieving a high success rate. Generally, women below the age of 35 can achieve success.

For women of all ages, egg quality can start to diminish. So, to increase the conception rate, you must look at the above factors. On average, the IVF success rate is 40%–50% for those aged below 35 years.  

It might also differ depending on the person; this rate is unsuitable for all. Success also increases due to various factors. 

Conclusion

Seeking IVF pregnancy makes it almost impossible to have a successful conception. Also, spending costs on treatments can be a concern when you have undergone more than one cycle.  

You can choose the right option for financial arrangements before starting with the treatment. Do you have any medical insurance? You can claim it with the hospital if you are eligible. 

I hope you were enjoying your pregnancy journey with IVF and blessed with a little one. 

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Dr. Rukkayal Fathima

Dr Rukkayal Fathima, India's Leading Gynaecologist and the best fertility doctor in Chennai. She has 11+ years of experience and treated 1000+ patients. She finished her M. S., Obstetrics and Gynaecology from the Institute of Obstetrics & Gynaecology (Madras Medical College), Chennai. She is a visiting consultant at St. Isabelle Hospital, Motherhood Hospital, Rainbow Hospital & Mehta Hospital. Dr Rukkayal Fathima specialises in Obstetrics care, Early Pregnancy Scan, IVF, ICSI, TESA/Micro TESE, Menopause advice, Gynaecological surgeries and endoscopy. She is a Co-Founder of Hive Fertility, the Best Fertility Center in Chennai.

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