IVF treatment in Spain and the Czech Republic are both highly regarded, with high success rates and experienced fertility specialists. However, there are some key differences between the two countries in terms of cost, eligibility, and the range of treatments available.
In fact according to numerous resources, Spain and the Czech Republic are in top 3 fertility destinations in Europe, often being accompanied with Greece or sometimes Cyprus. Both the Czech Republic and Spain can boast about high success rates and experienced fertility specialists.
However, there are some key differences between the two countries in terms of cost, eligibility, and the range of treatments available.
Cost of the IVF treatment: Spain vs the Czech Republic
IVF treatment in the Czech Republic is generally cheaper than in Spain. For example, a standard IVF cycle with patient’s own eggs can cost on average €2,700-€5,700 in the Czech Republic, compared to €4,100-€7,100 in Spain. Egg donation treatment is also cheaper in the Czech Republic, at €4,500-€8,000, compared to €5,900-€11,000 in Spain.
Eligibility: same-sex, single women and age limit
IVF treatment is available to a wider range of people in Spain than in the Czech Republic. In Spain, single women and same-sex couples are eligible for treatment, while in the Czech Republic, treatment is only available to heterosexual couples. Though, compared to some other countries the couples do not have to be married to be eligible for the IVF treatment in the Czech Republic.
There is also a maximum age limit of 49 for women in the Czech Republic, while Spain doesn’t limit the eligibility for treatment with age. However, it is good to mention that the age limit is based on the realistic chances of the woman to conceive and give birth to a healthy baby.
Range of fertility treatments available
Both Spain and the Czech Republic offer a wide range of IVF treatments, including standard IVF, ICSI, PGD (pre-implantation genetic diagnostics), and egg or embryo donation. However, some clinics in Prague offer additional treatments, such as time-lapse embryo monitoring or MICHSS, which is not always available in Spain.
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Other factors to consider
In addition to cost, eligibility, and the range of treatments available, there are a few other factors to consider when choosing whether to undergo the IVF treatment at the clinic in Spain or the Czech Republic.
- Location: Spain has a larger number of IVF clinics (180) than the Czech Republic (50), so there may be more choice of location. However, given the size of the countries, the density of the clinics network and competition, that increases the quality of the care, is comparable.
- Language: English is widely spoken in both Spain and the Czech Republic, but it is important to check that the staff at your chosen clinic speak English fluently. At Prague Fertility Centre, on top of our doctors speaking English, we have a dedicated team of English-speaking personal coordinators
- Accommodation and travel: Both Spain and Prague (Czech Republic) are popular tourist destinations, so there is a wide range of accommodation and travel options available.
Both Spain and the Czech Republic offer high-quality IVF treatment at competitive prices. The best country for you will depend on your individual circumstances and preferences. If you are looking for the most affordable option, the Czech Republic may be a good choice. If you are looking for a wider range of treatment options, such as same-sex fertility treatment or a single-woman treatment, Spain may be a better choice.It is important to do your research and choose a reputable clinic with experienced fertility specialists. You should also talk to your doctor about your individual needs and preferences to get the best possible advice. The best way to start is to book a free non-binding consultation with the clinic and see how you feel about the process and the advices given to you.