At Zora Health, you are our top priority. Our panel of experts will guide you through every step of the fertility treatment journey, helping you make informed decisions about your options, expected outcomes, and costs. Our Brazil clinic offers families the same options as our other clinics around the world.
Egg freezing, also known as mature oocyte cryopreservation, is a method used to save women’s ability to get pregnant in the future.
In vitro fertilisation (IVF) is a procedure used to help with fertility, prevent genetic problems and assist with the conception of a child
Spread out the cost of treatment over 12, 24, and 36 months to avoid large upfront payments and reduce financial burden.
There are so many benefits to having egg freezing and in vitro fertilisation (IVF) in Brazil. IVF is accessible even to same-sex couples and single women. The 2017 Brazilian legislation allowed people with no diagnosed reproductive problems to freeze their eggs. Also in the same year, single people can use a surrogate as long as they have a medical problem that hinders them from pregnancy. The age limit is lenient compared to other countries. A surrogate mother can be up to 50 years old.
However, she has to be related by blood to the intended mother up to the fourth degree. In some cases, surrogate pregnancy from a non-relative is allowed as long as there is authorization from the Regional Council of Medicine. Among the many infertility treatment services that fertility clinics in the private sector provide are IVF, genetic analysis, frozen embryo transfer, egg-and-sperm freezing, egg donation, and many others.
Brazil has made its mark in medical tourism as a global leader in plastic and cosmetic surgery. It has become the go-to destination for facelifts, breast augmentation, and liposuction. Besides that, it also is making giant strides in the field of aesthetic dentistry, most especially for veneers, implants, and teeth whitening. Two of the country's internationally accredited hospitals are Hospital Albert Einstein and Hospital Sírio-Libanês. Many hospitals are affiliated with universities and research organisations.
Patient satisfaction is high because they take good care of medical travellers with concierge, translation, and accommodation services. To get a medical visa, one must be personally interviewed by a Brazilian consulate. Travellers like to stay in Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro because these areas are close to major medical facilities.
Do you know that Brazil is the largest South American country? Probably the most iconic spot is the 98-foot-tall Christ the Redeemer statue which was erected in 1931. Barry Manilow's song, Copacabana, captures the charm of the Rio coastal district filled with live music bars, street fairs, pubs, and restaurants. If you arrive before the Lenten season, you can participate in the world's biggest carnival called Carnaval. Be careful though because street crime is rampant! The social and cultural scene is lively at Ipanema, with its art galleries, antique markets, street food, and all sorts of activities for every member of the family.
Home to the Amazon rainforest and numerous farmlands, the large country of Brazil boasts of diverse ecosystems. Even during the winter months from June to August, the climate is still warm at 55 to 65 degrees Fahrenheit except for Southern Rio. It's humid and rainy during the summer season from December to February.
Leisure and medical tourists can be treated in public hospitals in emergency cases but they are generally overcrowded so waiting periods are agonisingly slow. You can be accommodated faster at private hospitals if you have travel insurance or proof of sufficient funds. Do not use vapes, avoid going topless at the beach, and do not use your cell phone inside banks.
The most common modes of public transportation are the buses, the metro, and the ride-hailing apps Uber and Taxi.Rio.
For most Brazilians, assisted reproductive technology (ART) services play a major role in social inclusion. According to a 2021 study published in Reproductive Biomedicine Online, assisted reproduction is a boon to serodiscordant (wherein one partner is HIV-positive and the other is not) and homoaffective (same-gender attraction or affection) couples and transgender individuals. Even so, public fertility services remain unresponsive to social demands at present.
Portuguese is the most widely spoken language and only the touristy areas speak English.
Private clinics account for 90.1% of fertility treatments in Brazil, according to a 2020 study published in JBRA Assisted Reproduction. The study also said that there are no specific laws for ART in Brazil. The three most in-demand procedures are intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), artificial insemination, and IVF. There is now a growing trend of medical tourists coming to Brazil for fertility treatments. They usually come from Angola, the US, Portugal, Italy, and Argentina.
The Brazilian public healthcare system (SUS) included IVF in 2005, but few clinics have been providing this treatment. In the cases where patients are given access mostly in universities, they usually pay half of the costs comprised of medicines alone. The wait is also long and arduous at five years or more, so many have given up or have sought private treatment instead. Even private health insurance companies are exempted from giving mandatory financial support for assisted human reproduction services.
Located in Sao Paulo, Vivita has 15 years of experience. Its services include IVF, genetic analysis, and egg-and-sperm freezing. The clinic is associated with the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) and the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE). The medical team is led by Dr Georges Fassolas, who graduated from the University of Sao Paulo. Donor eggs are available at the clinic, where the couple and doctor will analyse the available donors to select the best choice. Shared egg donation is available where donors and recipients mutually benefit.
Donors will have their IVF treatments shouldered partially by the recipients while recipients will get the chance to achieve pregnancy even when they have gone through early menopause, have decreased ovulation quality, or have a disease that prevents them from having healthy eggs.
MaisFert Clinic is helmed by Dr Joaquim Coelho, who graduated from Escola Paulista de Medicina and has 25 years of experience in assisted reproduction procedures. The clinic's host of assisted reproduction services includes intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), IVF, assisted hatching, PGD, egg and sperm donors, and egg, sperm and embryo freezing. They accommodate same-sex female couples for IVF/ICSI using sperm from their semen bank. Their national sperm bank is affiliated with the Albert Einstein Hospital and their international sperm bank has partnered with the Fairfax Cryobank from the United States. Payments can be made through a down payment plus up to 12 instalments. Unlimited ultrasound procedures that come with treatments at MaisFert are free.
The IVI Salvador de Bahia clinic, headed by Dr Genevieve Coelho, offers personalised treatments including IVF, the ROPA method, egg and semen donation, oocyte freezing, and PGT. They also offer Magnetic Activated Cell Sorting (MACS), which is an immunomagnetic technique used for selecting healthy sperm, and The Compatibility Genetic Test (CGT) or Genetic Carrier Screening used for detecting mutations and incompatibilities in both parents' genes. Visit their website for more detailed information.
IVF treatment costs BRL 15,000 – 20,000 (USD 4,000 – 5,500).
IVF is not included in most health insurance plans and is only offered at private clinics.
There is now a growing trend of medical tourists coming to Brazil for fertility treatments. The patients from other countries come from Angola, the US, Portugal, Italy, and Argentina. Private clinics account for 90.1% of fertility treatments in Brazil. The three most in-demand procedures with high success rates are ICSI, artificial insemination, and IVF. Many top-notch assisted reproduction clinics offer instalment payment plans to make it easy on the pocket and are affiliated with national and international sperm banks.
Make sure to explore the largest South American country after your procedures by partying in Copacabana, attending the colourful Carnaval, and dipping your toes in the Ipanema social and cultural scene.
Every step of your fertility journey should be seamless and convenient – including getting started. We want to provide you with the simplest process that saves you time and money.
Here’s how that works at Zora Health.
We would like to know you better to tailor your care to your needs, and make the appropriate specialist and clinic recommendations accordingly.
We understand how important it is to find a doctor you are comfortable with. If you have a doctor in mind, let us know. Otherwise, we will schedule 3 initial consultations so that you can find the right care provider. We will also provide you the list of questions to ask so that you are fully prepared and maximise your consulation.
Your specialist will review your goals and medical history and perform necessary investigations such as blood tests and ultrasound scans. You will be scheduled for a review after the investigation results are ready and discuss your proposed fertility treatment plan.
We will review your treatment price and go over financing options.
Once you decide to partner with Zora, we will start by sending you a special welcome package. We will handle the scheduling of appointments and support you at each step of the process.
Depending on your treatment, we will also arrange a fertility coach for you.