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The Fertility Center Mexico: A Growing Destination for U.S. Patients

By Dr. Jesús Félix Atondo

The Fertility Center Mexico has become a popular choice for patients from the United States, with about 50% of its patients coming from the U.S. This demographic includes 30% Americans and 20% Latinos living in the U.S.
In recent years, the center has experienced a significant increase in demand, driven by several factors:

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Delayed Childbearing

 

There is a growing tendency to delay childbearing due to career goals, educational pursuits, and evolving societal norms. As individuals and couples choose to have children later in life, the incidence of age-related infertility increases, necessitating fertility treatments like IVF. Women in their late 30s and 40s often face reduced ovarian reserves and lower fertility, driving up the demand for IVF services to address these issues.

 

Increased Media Visibility

 

Greater awareness and education about fertility treatments and reproductive health have reduced the stigma around infertility. As a result, more individuals and couples are considering IVF services.

 

Societal Openness About Fertility Issues

 

Shifting demographic trends, evolving family structures, and changing societal attitudes towards parenthood—including single parenthood, same-sex couples, and alternative family-building methods like egg donation or surrogacy—have broadened the concept of “family” and increased the demand for IVF services.

 

Rising Infertility Rates

 

Infertility rates are on the rise globally. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), roughly 1 in 6 people experience infertility, amounting to around 17.5% of the global adult population. This increase contributes to the growing demand for IVF.

 

Lack of Affordable Fertility Treatments in the U.S.

 

High costs and limited insurance coverage for fertility treatments in the U.S. drive many patients to seek more affordable options abroad.

 

Accommodation Options for Patients

 

Most patients traveling to Tijuana for treatment at The Fertility Center Mexico stay at The Quartz Hotel & Spa, the only 5-star luxury hotel in Tijuana. Located within the same medical complex as The Fertility Center/NewCity Medical Plaza, the hotel offers convenience and accessibility, along with shuttle services. Some patients opt to stay in Airbnbs or other hotels near the border, typically in Zona Río or Downtown (El Centro), which are popular tourist areas of the city.

 

Cost Comparison: IVF Treatment in Tijuana vs. the United States

 

IVF treatment in Tijuana is significantly more affordable than in the U.S. An all-inclusive IVF cycle in Mexico costs $8,200 USD, which covers consultation, operating room, ovarian stimulation, egg retrieval, embryo transfer, follow-up care, medication, cryopreservation, ultrasound, monitoring appointments, and bloodwork. In contrast, the same cycle in the U.S. costs between $25,000 and $30,000 USD.

While U.S. clinics often quote a base price of $12,000 to $14,000 USD for an IVF cycle, this price typically excludes additional necessary procedures and medications, which can significantly increase the final cost. Limited or non-existent insurance coverage for fertility treatments in the U.S. further adds to the financial burden, making the more affordable options in Mexico particularly attractive.

The proximity to the border also helps reduce costs. The Fertility Center Mexico is located in NewCity Medical Plaza, just three minutes from the San Ysidro border, with medical passes available for shorter waiting times to cross.

 

Health Regulations and Accreditation Standards

 

The Fertility Center Mexico adheres to stringent health regulations and accreditation standards, including:

  • Accreditation by COEPRIS through the State Registry of Establishments Providing Health and Welfare Services (REPSSABI).
  • A sanitary license issued by COFEPRIS.
  • Accreditation by the Mexican Council for Medical Tourism.

Additionally, the center’s doctors are members of the Mexican Council of Gynecology and Obstetrics, the Mexican Association of Reproductive Medicine, the Latin American Federation of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and the International Society of Fertility Preservation.

Discover Your Path to Parenthood

 

If you’re considering IVF, The Fertility Center Mexico offers a compassionate and cost-effective solution. With state-of-the-art facilities, experienced doctors, and personalized care, we are here to help you on your journey to parenthood. Visit us today and discover why so many U.S. patients trust The Fertility Center Mexico.

 

 

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