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Latvian government-funded fertility treatment program has so far resulted in 790 births

BC, Riga, 30.03.2017.Print version
A government-funded fertility treatment program in Latvia has resulted in 790 births since its launch six years ago, Evija Stalberga, a representative of the National Health Service, told LETA.

The representative of the National Health Service indicated, however, that the actual number of births might be even higher as the data available to the health authority do not include information on cases of paid birth assistance services and births that have taken place outside Latvia’s territory.

The government has been funding the fertility treatment program in Latvia for six years already, providing patients with confirmed infertility diagnosis to receive the necessary medical treatment and medications for successful conception. Since the program’s launch, the government has paid more than EUR 2.2 mln for artificial insemination procedures and more than EUR 2.8 mln for medicines.

This year, the program will provide funding for 627 artificial insemination procedures, including 102 procedures that will be paid with EUR 112,000 additional funding provided by the government.

Government-funded fertility treatment is provided by five medical institutions: Embrions fertility medical center, as well as clinics Ava-Clinic, EGV, VASU and iVF Riga.

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