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San Diego Fertility Center is a Popular Destination for Fertility Tourism

Drs. Hummel and Kettel’s reputation of excellence reaches far beyond San Diego County. More and more couples outside San Diego struggling with infertility choose to travel the extra miles to receive the world-class patient care at SDFC. Hotel discounts, travel information and customized treatment plan make the stay for out-of-town patients more of a stress free, relaxing vacation in Southern California.

Fertility tourism to the United States by couples in Europe have an increased need to look for fertility treatment elsewhere. With a recently introduced law in the UK, sperm and egg donors loose their anonymity, which will lead to a donor shortage and the need to go abroad. Waiting lists are long and take years for being accepted for fertility treatment. In the meantime, the woman’s biological clock keeps ticking and chances for successful treatment are decreasing.

At SDFC, a convenient phone consultation can be set up within a few days. Treatment itself is costly in Europe. Three out of four couples undergoing IVF in the UK have to pay out of pocket for their treatment, which costs between 3,000 to 6,000 Euros. Traveling couples are taking advantage of excellent currency exchange rates.

Drs. Hummel and Kettel’s success rates are among the highest in the U.S. compared to other fertility clinics. In 2004, IVF pregnancy rates for women below the age of 35 averaged 67.3% and women ages 35 to 37 averaged 65%. The egg donation pregnancy rate for women all ages was 88.5%. Regulation, licensing and safety is always a concern for patients. San Diego Fertility Center meets the strict guidelines of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine and the Society of Assisted Reproductive Technology. The embryology lab is licensed with the CA State Prov. Tissue Bank and is CAP and CLIA certified. The Surgery facilities are licensed, by the State of California, and certified by Medicare and AAAHC.

For more information about hotels and treatment plan for out-of-town patients, financial information for infertility treatments, IVF success rates and licenses and certifications, please go to our website.