IVF: “low-cost” treatment for less well-off countries?

Publié le : 12 July 2013

 An experiment in Belgium has just shown that an in vitro fertilization (IVF) cycle "can be taken from fertilization to term at the almost modest cost of 200 euros, with the same chances of success as current procedures that are considerably more costly, by simplifying incubation techniques."

According to Prof. Elke Klerkx, advocate of this experiment dubbed "low cost culture sytem," "infertility is one of the most neglected problems in countries where people have poor access to healthcare."
Is this the pursuit of "a baby at any cost" even for less well-off countries? Whereas setting up a "certified high quality IVF clinic is estimated to cost between 1.5 and 3 million euros" in a developped country, setting up a "low-cost" clinic is estimated at only 300,000 euros

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