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 Mexico 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.
Both the in vitro fertilisation (IVF) treatment and egg freezing are available to anyone in Mexico. There are additional advantages to having IVF treatments in the world's largest Spanish-speaking country. One of them is the free online consultation service offered by many IVF clinics in Mexico, perfect for international patients. Many centres are affiliated with cryobanks in tandem with their egg and sperm donation programs. Donations are tested for genetic and infectious diseases.
Laboratories are equipped with top-of-the-line technologies that include laminar flow hoods, precise temperature control, RI Integra 3 Systems, laser embryo biopsy, and precise oxygen-distribution incubators. They enjoy high success rates for having a successful pregnancy. Highly qualified fertility doctors are often trained and practised abroad, honing their skills to competitive global standards. Patients are also allowed to pay in instalments. Gender selection and compensated surrogacy are also legal.
Tens of thousands of medical tourists, largely from the United States and Canada, go to Mexico for medical services due to proximity and low fertility procedure costs. Because of this, Mexico now ranks at #42 in the Medical Tourism Index. Its rich medical history dates back to the time when the Aztecs and Mayans used herbal medicines and performed simple surgeries. Some of the Mexican medical institutions renowned worldwide for exceptional care are Hospital ABC, CIMA Hospital, and Star Médica. Premier hospitals have received accreditations from the Joint Commission International (JCI) that guarantee international standards in healthcare. Facilities are certified by different regulation organisations including the General Health Council or Consejo de Salubridad General. Medical tourism is at the top of its game in Mexico City, Cancun, and Tijuana.
After a reproductive medicine procedure, doctors recommend medical tourists take a stroll or bike ride around Chapultepec Park and a boat ride through the Xochimilco ancient canals. History buffs can take a close look at Mayan, Aztec, and Olmec artefacts in the Anthropology Museum. Art enthusiasts will love the artworks displayed at Jumex, Museo Soumaya, and Museo de Arte Moderno. Always wear sunscreen to protect yourself from the hot Mexican sun!
Aside from its Mayan and Aztec legacy, Mexico is famous for its tacos, tequila, and tortillas. However, there is a huge gap between the rich and the poor, leading many to commit crimes and violence. For this reason, do not go around in flashy clothing and jewellery as you would make yourself an easy target for theft. Familiarise yourself with the timeshare scam targeted at unsuspecting tourists. They would offer you to invest in real estate and run away with your money.
Whether it's your first visit or not, keep your stay in Mexico safe by observing local laws and rules of conduct. Leave a tip of 10 to 20% for every service rendered. To avoid offending the Mexican people, do not stereotype them as drug lords and users. Remember that the majority of the population is not into illegal drugs. Drug cartels are fueled by the Western demand for it. Do not provoke locals by talking insensitively about undocumented Mexicans living in the United States.
To get around Mexico, you can easily book Uber and Didi rides online, cycle with the bike-sharing Ecobici program, and arrange transfer services with Blacklane and other providers. For public transportation, take the micros (microbuses), Metrobus, El Metro and Tren Ligero trains, local buses, and metro system.
The Mexican family structure is largely patriarchial. The culture of machismo dictates that men are expected to be dominant and masculine. There is a double standard in genders since older men can get partners more easily than mature women can. To adapt, many women either accept less-than-ideal partners to escape from the social stigma or choose to remain single and focus on their careers instead. This leads to a rise in infertility issues for maturing women without partners.
Since there are no laws governing infertility treatments in Mexico, a 2021 study published in Reproductive Health urgently called for the need to have these legislations in place. This aims to avoid discrimination and human rights violations in fertility treatment as well as improve its scientific methods and technologies. Meanwhile, a 2023 study published in F&S Reports enumerated the inequality barriers that many Mexican women face in getting IVF treatments. For example, affluent women with graduate degrees and private insurance had more access to fertility treatments than indigenous peoples, residents of rural areas, and others who had no means to pay out of pocket for private medical treatments.
There are no government health plans and private insurance coverage for reproductive medicine and fertility treatments such as elective egg freezing for citizens.
Mexico holds the distinction of being the world's largest Spanish-speaking country, with 94% of the population speaking it. Aside from that, there are 68 indigenous languages under the General Law of Linguistic Rights of the Indigenous People. English speakers comprise 10% of the people in Mexico. Other widely spoken languages are Italian, Portuguese, French, and Greek.
There are many benefits to doing fertility treatments in Mexico. Firstly, there are no specific laws that restrict IVF procedures, egg and sperm donation, and gender selection and screening. The only regulated practice is gestational surrogacy. Secondly, it's easy to travel to and from Canada and the US. Thirdly, IVF cost in Mexico is low. Fourthly, clinics have an entire team of fertility specialists who have numerous years of experience in performing procedures with high success rates for achieving pregnancy. Lastly, technologies in facilities and laboratories are advanced.
Liv Fertility Centre, located in Puerto Vallarta, is the only clinic in Mexico licensed to perform gender selection. The clinic offers IVF and IVF-FET for patients who did not have a successful pregnancy test on the first attempt. Other services to help in the fertility journey include intracytoplasmic sperm injection, IUI or artificial insemination, mini IVF wherein the surplus of two embryos are discarded when not cryopreserved, natural IVF without using standard drugs for ovarian stimulation, IVF in tandem with medicines for ovulation induction and intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), assisted hatching, extended IVF with endometrial scratching or biopsy during the menstrual cycle, preimplantation genetic screening, and blastocyst transfer.
The egg donation program led by LIV Cryobank in Puerto Vallarta provides donor eggs from donors who are psychologically and medically tested to meet the requirements of ASRM, ESHRA and the Comision Federal para la Proteccion contra Riegsos Sanitarios (COFEPRIS). The clinic’s sperm donation program provides sperm tested for genetic or infectious diseases. They even offer free consultations via Skype.
At Fertilidad Integral in Polanco, Mexico City, free online appointments are available before you undergo IVF. It costs MXN 98,600 (USD 5,770) per cycle including appointments, ovarian stimulation, egg collection, fertilization, embryo transfer vitrification, ICSI, and one year of embryo storage, but excluding medications. Egg, sperm, and embryo freezing are also available. Egg freezing costs MXN 81,650 (USD 4,775) plus MXN 5,000 (USD 290) per year for storage from the second year. This does not include the assessment from the very beginning (MXN 1,650 or USD 96) or any medications.
What sets Fertilidad Integra apart from other clinics is that the lab has invested in top-of-the-line technology to prioritise gametes and embryos. These technologies include laminar flow hoods, precise temperature control, and the RI Integra 3 System. The fertility clinic uses the Saturn laser for embryo biopsy procedures and incubators with low-oxygen conditions. Incidentally, Polanco is an upscale neighbourhood where you will find luxury shopping, dining, and accommodation options within walking distance from the clinic.
This clinic in Cancun offers IVF treatment for couples (including same-sex couples) and single and HIV-positive patients. The services performed by fertility experts at Fertility Clinic Americas include fertility testing, IVF, IUI or artificial insemination, ICSI, PGD / PGS, screened donor eggs and sperm, and egg and sperm freezing. Aside from the usual treatments, it specialises in testicular sperm aspiration (TESA) to help patients who experience male infertility issues such as low sperm count and ejaculation problems. The clinic has a high success rate of over 87% in successful pregnancies. The fertility doctors here were trained in Los Angeles and New York while others have previously worked at various European clinics.
On average, the IVF process in Mexico costs MXN 72,990 (USD 4,350) per cycle for egg retrieval, fertilisation, and transfer (not including medication). A full IVF package (including medications, doctor’s fees etc.) costs MXN 13,3390 (USD 7,950).
Egg freezing costs MXN 43,635 – 92,280 (USD 2,600 – 5,500) per cycle (including medications) plus MXN 3,355 – 11,745 (USD 200 – 700) per year for storage.
Government health plans do not cover elective egg freezing.
Patients can pay in instalments but must have paid in full before the procedure.
Mexico is a good choice for having an IVF treatment. There are no specific laws that restrict IVF procedures, egg and sperm donation, and gender selection and screening. Take note that the only regulated practice is gestational surrogacy. Besides the low cost of IVF, Canadian and American patients find it easy to travel to Mexico from their home countries. Clinics also have fertility specialists who have numerous years of experience in performing procedures with high success rates.
For a serene, low-octane post-procedure experience, take a stroll or bike ride around Chapultepec Park and a boat ride through the Xochimilco ancient canals. If you're a history nerd, take a close look at Mayan, Aztec, and Olmec artefacts in the Anthropology Museum. On the other hand, if you're an art lover, marvel at the displayed artworks at Jumex, Museo Soumaya, and Museo de Arte Moderno. As a final reminder, don't forget to wear sunscreen to protect yourself from the hot Mexican sun!
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