The new trend of reproductive tourism finds more and more followers among American and European couples. The illusion of having children that may enrich their lives motivates them to travel thousands of miles in search of treatments that they cannot obtain in their own country. Internet and international communications allows them to have a fluent communication with the doctor before and after the trip.
The new assisted fertilization techniques have made success indexed to increasingly grow, which is a temptation for couples who want to procreate and have not succeeded at it yet.
“In countries like Sweden, England and the Netherlands, new legislation against anonymous donors has been enacted. For that reason, the number of donors has decreased resulting in endless waiting lists,” explains Dr. Adán Nabel, head of the assisted fertilization department at Plenitas. This company, with headquarters in Buenos Aires, Argentina, is receiving more and more patients from the United States and Europe. “In certain countries such as Germany, Italy, Mexico and Chile ovule donation is expressly prohibited by law”, adds Dr. Nabel. “Therefore, there are more and more couples looking for destinations such as Argentina, where the cost of the treatment can be one third of the price that they would have to pay in first-world countries”.
However, in this issue so related to illusions and personal realization, price is not the only thing that matters. When asking Plenitas’ patients about the reasons for choosing Argentina, they mentioned the warm treatment and comfort they received, in addition to the quality of the operations and availability of state-of-the-art technology.
Argentina has an experience of over 20 years in the field of Assisted Reproduction, which has generated well-trained and qualified professionals who perform each of the available techniques worldwide, achieving success indexes in line with international scores. The first-choice treatment for most of the patients who have traveled to this country is ovule donation. Due to their European physical features, Argentinean voluntary donors are quite requested. Pregnancy rates are about 50% for each attempt, taking utmost care in avoiding the fearful complication of a multiple pregnancy (more than two babies). Therefore, there are increasingly higher possibilities for a woman who receives embryos with donated ovules to come back home pregnant.