Did you know?
Near Clarens, in the Eastern Free State, the Fertility Caves have been a spiritual gathering place for over 800 years.
For many couples who are battling to conceive, falling – or not falling – pregnant is a very sensitive issue. For those living in the United States and Europe, fertility treatments are exorbitantly expensive. In South Africa, fertility treatments are certainly not inexpensive, but are definitely more affordable than in most other parts of the world.
When it comes to fertility treatments in South Africa, our track record is notable. South African gynaecology and obstetrics are among the best in the world. It is estimated that about 10 to 15% of couples will have difficulty conceiving and require some form of assisted fertility treatment.
Fertility clinics in the country offer such services as laparoscopic surgery; comprehensive semen analysis; treatment of endometriosis; Gamete intrafallopian transfer (GIFT) and specialised counselling and advice on male and female infertility.
Although sometimes controversial, our fertility specialists will also counsel couples on in-vitro fertilisation, egg donation, tubal microsurgery, freezing of embryos and artificial insemination by partners and/or donors.
Fertility treatments offer a wide scope of possibilities for couples, so it's a good idea to investigate your options – and why not tag on a small holiday at the beginning or end of your trip, go on a safari, take a beach holiday or visit one of our many national parks.
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Who to contact
The Medical and Dental Council of South Africa
+27 (0)12 338 9301