Warsaw deploys its IVF programme again to provide support to women who have trouble getting pregnant. So far, the local-government programme successfully helped conceive and give birth to 616 babies.
Local councillors have allocated PLN 32.8 million for the three-year (2020-2022) programme. The City partnered with eight clinics which will provide treatment services to couples, either married or not, who have lived in Warsaw for at least two years.
The programme will provide funds to cover the cost of about 1,800 in vitro procedures a year. Each couple can benefit from up to three in vitro attempts.
Conditions for joining the programme:
1) On the programme enrolment date, the woman needs to
a) be at least 25 but not more than 40 years old (for in vitro procedures),
b) be at least 18 but not more than 40 years old (for oocyte cryopreservation procedures),
2) The couple has previously undergone unsuccessful treatment or has obtained a direct recommendation to undergo in vitro fertilisation.
Amount of support
The programme provides up to PLN 6,000 per couple for in vitro procedures, and PLN 3,600 per couple for oocyte cryopreservation procedures.
This health policy programme includes three components – support for in vitro fertilisation procedures, support for fertility protection procedures for women who are about to undergo cancer treatment, and lectures for secondary school students on how to prevent and treat infertility.
The in vitro fertilisation programme has been implemented in Warsaw since 2017.