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    Default Cost of IVF using imported donor sperm

    Hello ladies

    I'm an Australian citizen who has lived in London for the last 16 years. I'm now divorced, 37, with low ovarian reserve (AMH 4.9) and desperate for children.

    I am about to have my first IVF session in Copenhagen at Christmas, but if that fails I wish to look into moving back to Australia to have ongoing IVF treatment until it works.

    I wanted to get an idea of prices. I've spoken with a lovely clinic (Westmead) who seemed helpful and the actual treatment costs reasonable (assuming I am still eligible for the Medicare rebate) but costs of medication in Australia and price of importing donor sperm (I wish to use open identity donors from Cryos , Denmark) are unknown factors and not covered by Medicare. Can anyone give an indication of medication costs (I'm likely to need maximum stimulation)?

    Regarding sperm, I've heard that clinics in Australia encourage women to use known donors (which is highly discouraged over here due to the difficulties this can lead to). The clinic I spoke to were happy to use imported sperm but couldn't actually receive the shipment themselves, so another clinic would be needed to receive and send on the sperm. Has anyone managed to arrange this successfully? Alternatively, is there a sperm bank in Australia that offers detailed profiles of the donors (e.g. level of intelligence and education)?

    Any information would be much appreciated, as I will really be leaving my life and work behind if I move back, so I need to be sure there are no nasty surprises regarding costs.

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    Default Cost of IVF using imported donor sperm

    Hi, don't go to Westmead as an SMC. It's not their thing, they don't really believe in supporting solo motherhood, they have a two parent bias and the whole process will probably be difficult. Sounds like you don't have the time to stuff around. Try Fertility First at Hurstville and Fertility East at Bondi, they are the clinics most single women use in Sydney, and the process is highly ******lined. Lots of overseas donors available there.

    Good luck!

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    Default Cost of IVF using imported donor sperm

    Ditto on Fertility East. We moved back to Aus for the same reason...

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    Thank you both. I've emailed both clinics with all my questions. I'm surprised regarding Westmead. I told them straight away that I was a single woman and the nice chap I spoke to was very welcoming and didn't indicate at all that treatment would be a problem.


 

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