Why Americans are travelling for treatment

120px-American_Airlines_Boeing_777-200_N762ANTravelling abroad for treatment has been increasingly popular in recent years, partly driven by the cost of IVF here in the UK. Now, new research from the University of Texas at Arlington shows that more and more Americans are coming to Europe for IVF, often to Central European locations such as the Czech Republic.

Apparently they are sometimes looking for egg donors and are attracted by adverts which promise Caucasian donors and caring clinics.  It seems to Czech Republic is a particularly popular destination, according to the researchers. You can read more about this work, carried out by Amy Speier, an assistant professor of medical anthropology, here on the University of Texas website

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