With more awareness, Ghanaian couples are now open to having babies in other ways other than the traditional way of making babies. One of the most common non-traditional ways of having children is the In-Vitro fertilization (IVF).
However, despite being an option for bearing children, not everyone can afford the cost of IVF. In this article, we’ll look at the cost of IVF in Ghana and possible places to do IVF in Ghana.
What is IVF?
In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) is a complex medical procedure used to help with fertility or prevent genetic problems and assist with conception. The process involves the fertilization of a woman’s egg and a man’s sperm outside the human body.
The fertilized egg is then introduced into the uterus of the woman and eventually grows up into the baby.
The success rate of IVF varies widely depending on the age of the potential mother and many other factors. There is no verifiable data on the rates in Ghana. According to reports, the success rate for IVF in Ghana ranges from 40% to 70%. This, however, depends on a number of factors including the couple’s age and health status.
Cost of IVF in Ghana
There are several factors that influence the price of IVF in Ghana. Some of those factors include preferred gender, medical history of parents, investigations conducted etc.
Generally, the cost of IVF in Ghana ranges between GHS 12,000 – GHS 40,000 per cycle.
The total cost of doing IVF in Ghana covers the following:
- Fertility medication
- Couple’s initial testing.
- Ultrasound and monitoring process.
- ICSI – a process where a single sperm is injected into the egg.
- Genetic testing of Embryo, PGD.
A cycle means one whole round of the treatment process from the first day of your period till when an embryo is placed inside the womb. This process typically lasts about 3 weeks.
Some facilities may even allow clients to pay in installments at certain phases or ‘milestones’ during the process. This makes it a bit flexible for clients to pay the relatively large costs involved.
Fertility Centres in Ghana
There are a number of places where you can do IVF in Ghana. Most of these fertility centres are located in Accra, Tema, and Kumasi.
IVF Accra Centers
- Finney hospital (Weija)
- DEL InternationalLister Hospital (Spintex)
- Airport Women’s (Airport residential area)
- Medifem (West Legon)
Fertility Centres in Tema
- Tema Women’s
- Mount Carmel City of Hope Fertility Center
IVF Centres in Kumasi
- Trustcare Ruma Asbury
- Aninwaa Medical Center
Before embarking on this procedure, it’s important you consult your doctor and exhaust other means of childbearing. Having said that, that’s all we can tell you about the cost of IVF in Ghana.