Low-cost IVFKasih programme aims to help more married couples conceive
"a chance for life.."
Tengku Puan Pahang Tunku Hajah Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah, lifetime chairman of Tunku Azizah Fertility Foundation (TAFF) is officiating IVFKasih today.
The IVFKasih programme, in partnership with [email protected] South (Sunfert) aims to help more married couples who have difficulty in conceiving, get pregnant at an earlier age.
A corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative by Sunfert, this is a low-cost IVF programme that uses a unique and innovative approach to reduce cost without affecting the pregnancy rate.
In a society that values fertility, often times couples who cannot conceive, suffer discrimination, stigma and ostracism. Soon all that would change.
With a tagline that reads, “a chance for life” and a committed all-inclusive, one low fee package with no hidden charges, younger couples can now afford IVF.
According to Dr Norazlin Rosli, an Obstetrics and Gynaecology Specialist from the Kasih Fertility Specialist Clinic, cost is a factor preventing couples from trying IVF. Charges at private medical centres and clinics range between RM18,000 and RM20,000 per treatment.
Meanwhile, government hospitals charge between RM5,000 and RM10,000, but the waiting list is long. Some may have to wait up to a year for their first attempt.
IVF does not guarantee pregnancy. When an attempt fails, not all couples can afford to repeat the treatment. Moreover, young couples who plan to start a family may not be financially able to try IVF.
Age is a deciding factor for the quality and quantity of eggs in women. The case is also the same in men: the quality of a man’s sperm also decreases with age. As you age, the fertilisation process becomes more difficult.
Having babies much later also contributes to complications during pregnancy such as hypertension, preterm baby and others.
But with IVF at such high costs, it is often more accesible to older couples who have reached financial stability.
IVFKasih Low Fee Package
IVFKasih is offering an introductory price of MYR 7,500 and it is a one low fee package which includes:
- All medications from the start of treatment until pregnancy test
- All laboratory charges, including ICSI, Laser-Assisted Hatching and Blastocyst Culture if required
- Embryo freezing charges
- All nursing fees, daycare operative room and recovery room charges
- Doctor’s fees
Who Can Qualify?
Everyone regardless of age, ovarian reserve and cause(s) of infertility can qualify for IVFkasih. However, sperm or egg donation is excluded. Couples with obstructive azoospermia, or absence of viable sperm due to blockage, requiring MESA/TESE surgical procedure can choose to have IVFkasih but the cost of this procedure is additional.
There is hope and there is no exclusion criteria. Find out more here.