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Reasons for going abroad for treatment

Sagher Kasiri
Cross-border fertility

Embryologist Saghar Kasiri has worked in fertility clinics in several countries, and has spoken to many couples who have travelled across the world to access reproductive care.

Despite the international fertility industry being a successful, booming industry, it is also fraught with problems. Creating life involves fundamental questions of identity and heart. Saghar here discusses a few of the challenges that women and couples face when they travel abroad to have fertility treatment.

One of the complexities of the cross-border reproductive care is that it involves several different legal systems. Virtually every country has different laws about fertility issues, and this is one of the challenges both prospective parents and fertility providers face.

Another example is the potential lack of familiarity with the language and local practice. Fertility practises vary from country to country and so it’s important to do proper research before going.

For your discussion: What do you think are the most pressing issues that come with seeking fertility treatment abroad? What do you think some of the pitfalls could be?

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