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REASONS OF INFERTILITY
Reasons of Infertility may range from genetic factors to those acquired throughout one’s lifetime, which may be caused by a variety of diseases. Picking the right strategy for treating infertility relies on properly identifying causes and a correct diagnosis. This, in turn, is only possible through complex examination.
FEMALE INFERTILITY FACTOR
Women are born with 5-7 million egg cells. By maturity, their number drops to 500,000, while 1,000 marks the beginning of menopause.
However, a drastic decrease in the number of egg cells may occur much earlier, at the age of 20, for example. This disorder is known as primary ovarian insufficiency. Changes in the quality of egg cells vary from case to case, and they are influenced by age. After 35, these changes accelerate, limiting the chances of natural pregnancy
MALE INFERTILITY FACTOR
40-50% of the infertility cases are due to the male factor. ReproART examines sperm to assess male fertility.
WHAT IS “IN VITRO FERTILIZATION ” ( IVF)?
In Vitro Fertilization is an assisted reproductive technology (ART) used for infertility treatment and involving collecting eggs from the woman and retrieving a male sperm sample to combine them manually in a laboratory. Subsequently, the embryo resulting from this procedure is transferred into the uterus.
IVF TOURISM IN GEORGIA
For the uninitiated Georgia is spectacular, the gem of the Caucasus lies between Asia and Europe and is one of the most ecologically diverse countries in the world with 12 different climate zones ranging from sublime beaches to snow mountains to semi-desert. With the diversity on offer it is easy to see why this unique and beautiful country is beginning to attract the medical tourist in ever growing numbers. Here are some interesting facts about Georgia:
A language like no other: The Georgian language among 14 unique languages in the world; has its own alphabet and is not spoken anywhere else in the world
Recognised by UNESCO: There are three cultural sites listed on UNESCO’s World Heritage list
Your Money goes much further: According to the money and cost, Georgia is the seventh cheapest country in the world.
GEORGIA LAW TO PROTECT IVF TOURISM
IVF tourism is quite developed in Georgia, and legislation on reproductive medicine is lenient, with donation and surrogacy treated as legally acceptable activities, which makes IVF tourism even more attractive to IVF travellers. The low cost of living in Georgia means that the cost of fertility treatment is very competitive and once you are there accommodation, travel and subsistence is equally favourable.
SURROGACY REGULATION IN GEORGIA
Surrogacy and donation are legal in Georgia and the country’s legislation grants parenthood to couples, not surrogate mothers. In other words, surrogate mothers are not entitled to claim parenthood and children born of them, immediately upon birth, receive birth certificates with the names of their intended parents indicated.
The Law of Georgia on Healthcare (Article 143) allows for using egg donation and surrogacy for IVF to treat infertile couples. Georgian legislation however recognizes only a male and a female as a couple.
ACCORDING TO THE PARAGRAPH FIRST, ARTICLE 143 OF THE LAW OF GEORGIA “ON HEALTH”, IN VITRO FERTILIZATION SHALL BE ALLOWED:
A) To treat infertility, as well as if there is a risk of transmitting a genetic disease from the wife or the husband to the child, using the gametes or embryo of the couple or a donor,
B) If a woman does not have an uterus, by transferring the embryo obtained as a result of fertilization to the uterus of another women (“surrogate mother”) and growing it there; obtaining a written consent of the couple shall be obligatory. It is important to note, that if a child is born, the couple shall be deemed as parents, with the responsibilities and authorities proceeding from this fact. The donor or the “surrogate mother” shall not have the right to be recognized as a parent of the born child.
According to the Article 144 of the above Law, it shall be possible to use male and female gametes or embryos that have been conserved by freezing for the purpose of IVF. The time of conservation shall be determined according to the couple’s will, under the established procedure.