Health Insurance Institute of CS to refund two Attempts of In Vitro Fertilization

mom-and-babyHealth Insurance Institute of Canton Sarajevo (HII CS) will refund the funds for a maximum of two attempts of medically assisted fertilization per couple.

According to this decision, the right to infertility treatment have women who are treated for infertility who have not given birth and women under the age of 37 years, according to a decision which was published on the website of the Institute.

Infertility, the inability to get pregnant after one year of regular intercourse, is a major health problem of the population. More than 17 % of couples, or every sixth couple in our country is faced with a diagnosis of infertility. Medically assisted fertilization represents a set of methods used in the treatment of infertility of one or both partners. It is treating around 70 to 80 % of all causes of infertility, but it is applied only when all other treatment methods have failed.

The decision to refund the cost of the service of medically assisted fertilization, which is in force since the 26th of September 2016, regulates fertility treatment procedures by medically assisted fertilization in Canton Sarajevo.

According to this decision, the right for treatment, at the expense of the Health Insurance Institute of Canton Sarajevo, have the men and women who live in a marriage. The decision provides that the insured in HII CS have the right to two attempts of treatment in vitro fertilization (IVF), in the amount of 4,000 BAM for the first and 2,000 BAM for the second attempt.

On this ocassion, Bahçeci center in BiH  said that they are providing medically assisted fertilization for five years and have helped the world to get more than 450 healthy babies to date. However they emphasized that future parents who are facing the problem of infertility will now be able to get into the process much easier.

In vitro fertilization is sometimes the only way for couples who suffer from infertility to have children, but unfortunately many couples were not been able to bear the expense involved in the process of in vitro fertilization.

According to data of the World Health Organization, BiH is one of the six countries with the lowest fertility rate, which is 1.2 children per woman. This decision is of great importance for all citizens as it ensures the realization of the offspring for couples who are facing the problem of infertility, but also regulates the right to reproductive health, which is part of universal human rights.

(Source: Radiosarajevo.ba)

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