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Egg Freezing & IVF in Sri Lanka

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 Sri Lanka clinic offers families the same options as our other clinics around the world.

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Egg Freezing

Egg freezing, also known as mature oocyte cryopreservation, is a method used to save women’s ability to get pregnant in the future.

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In Vitro Fertilisation

In vitro fertilisation (IVF) is a procedure used to help with fertility, prevent genetic problems and assist with the conception of a child

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Financing

Spread out the cost of treatment over 12, 24, and 36 months to avoid large upfront payments and reduce financial burden.

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Accessible & affordable fertility care in Sri Lanka

Egg Freezing and IVF in Sri Lanka

Fertility specialists in Sri Lanka perform procedures for treating infertility problems. The following services that can help you on your fertility journey include intrauterine insemination (IUI), intracytoplasmic sperm injection, in vitro fertilisation (IVF), egg, sperm, embryo freezing, either dedicated or shared donor eggs and sperm packages, DFI, PICSI, frozen embryo transfer, testicular sperm aspiration, percutaneous epididymal sperm aspiration, counselling, and periconceptual care. The average IVF cost in a Sri Lankan fertility clinic is USD 4,400 to 5,100 per cycle which is available to heterosexual couples. Altruistic surrogacy is also permitted in the country.

 

Many clinics that diagnose and treat infertility issues have dedicated international patient care departments that help with accommodation, guided tours and excursions, visa processing assistance, airport transfers, and translations. Several clinics are also recognised by international accrediting institutions such as the Joint Commission International (JCI), Australian Health Care Accreditation (AHCA), Australian Council on Healthcare Standards International (ACHSI), United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS), and International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO).

What Medical Travellers Should Know About Sri Lanka

Still in its infancy, medical tourism in Sri Lanka is developing at the moment with good results. As of 2022, Sri Lanka has welcomed medical travellers from around the world, most especially from Seychelles and Maldives. The country's capital, Colombo, is the busiest location for medical tourism. According to a study on the potential of medical tourism in Sri Lanka, the country is doing well in attracting international patients based on the availability of transportation, accommodation, tourist destinations, and efficient medical professionals. However, more promotion and government support is needed to boost the industry.

 

What To Do in Sri Lanka During Your Medical Vacation

 

Once you have chosen Sri Lanka for your medical vacation, hit two birds with one stone by checking out its top tourist attractions. On the top of the list is the Dambulla cave temple, the largest temple complex in the country. Each of the five rooms in the temple has a Buddha statue from the 12th century AD. The next best destination is the Yala National Park. Here you can book safari drives, nature treks, or camp accommodations to see the wildlife and birds including elephants and leopards. For a taste of history and culture, make a stop at the ancient city of Polonnaruwa near Sigiriya and bike around the ruins.

 

The laws and customs of Sri Lanka are taken from a mix of colonial, English, Victorian, and Dutch influences. In this Buddhist country, observe temple etiquette such as removing your shoes before entering. Do not take photographs of temples unless you are given permission. Do not take funny photos with the Buddha because this may get you deported! Do not take pictures of government buildings.

 

Sri Lanka imposes punishments for homosexual activities. In 2022, the Supreme Court approved a bill that seeks to remove imprisonment and payment of fines for homosexuality. LGBTQ+ travellers must be discreet during their stay in Sri Lanka.

 

To take domestic flights, the main air travel provider is Cinnamon Air. To get around, buses are the most common mode of public transportation. When taking the bus, be prepared for the driver's abrupt braking and accelerating at frequent intervals. The Sri Lanka Transport Board (SLTB) buses are government-run and mostly have older vehicle bodies while some private buses are more comfortable with newer vehicle models. The fastest and most comfortable bus rides are those taken in air-conditioned luxury or express buses. Other transportation options are the train network, observation cars, tourist carriages, hiring a driven car, and motorised rickshaws.

 

The two official languages are Sinhala in the southern, western, and central areas and Tamil in the northern and eastern areas. There are many minority languages, including Veddah and Creole Malay. Sri Lankans learn British English as a second language in schools so medical tourists will find it easy to communicate with the locals.

 

Social Attitudes Towards Fertility Treatments

 

IVF treatment has been performed in the country since the late 1990s. Many of these early IVF procedures were availed of by the elite or private sector. The first IVF child was born in Sri Lanka in November 1999. Since then, it has become an IVF medical tourism destination for mostly those from the Maldives.

 

An article about the early days of IVF treatment in Sri Lanka stated that the public has expressed concerns about fertility treatments. Among concerns for the donor sperm procedure are donor matches, incest, paternity legality, liability in procedures, and the fear of HIV/AIDS transmission. Another concern was the "life" status of the embryos according to Catholic and Buddhist beliefs. Society also saw the lack of trained local embryologists so there was a huge demand for foreign embryologists. Lastly, there is an ongoing concern about the lack of ART regulations.

 

Today, there is a danger that Sri Lanka may be vulnerable to cross-border commercial surrogacy due to a lack of ART regulations. This is because Indian surrogates are now staying in Sri Lanka to avoid India's cross-border commercial surrogacy ban. A call for a legal framework to protect the rights of the child and all the parties in the surrogacy arrangement is stressed in a report on reproductive health care and policy concerns.

Benefits of Doing Fertility Treatments in Sri Lanka

Among the benefits of having infertility treatments in Sri Lanka are the low costs and high IVF success rates of having a healthy baby for up to 65% using the patient’s own gametes. The prime location for assisted reproductive treatments in Sri Lanka is Chennai since it is most accessible by public transportation. The clinics here have the latest technology at par with international standards in laboratories, procedures, and instruments for infertility treatment.

 

IVF treatment is available to couples experiencing fertility problems but is not subsidised by the government. Sri Lanka's government also permits and regulates egg donation and surrogacy. There is currently no national registry for the IVF procedure. In 2022, The Supreme Court greenlighted a bill that removes the imprisonment and paying of a fine for homosexual relations among Sri Lankans. With that said, same-sex couples cannot access IVF treatment at present.

Private Fertility Clinics in Sri Lanka

Asiri Nova IVF Centre

 

A collaboration between Asiri Health and Nova IVF, Asri Nova IVF Centre offers treatments for addressing infertility issues that include IUI, ICSI, IVF, egg, male sperm, and embryo freezing, donor eggs and sperm, counselling, and consultations. The fertility centre has a team of experienced fertility specialists, clinical embryologists, nutritionists, and counsellors. The international standards of Asiri Nova IVF Centre are recognised by accrediting institutions. JCI has given its Gold Seal of Approval to the Asiri Central Hospital. Meanwhile, the ACHS has given its nod of approval to Asiri Surgical Hospital, Asiri Medical Hospital, Asiri Hospital Galle, and Asiri Hospital Matara.

 

The centre's medical team is composed of top IVF doctors with extensive experience in human reproduction and embryologists who are adept at handling the latest technology in the embryology lab. International patients are accommodated by the Asiri International Patient Care Centre at Asiri Central Hospital before being referred to specific medical assistance units for treatments. Patients on their infertility journey can arrange for accommodation, guided tours and excursions, visa processing assistance, airport transfers, translators, and other services with the international patient care department.

 

Jananam Indo Lanka IVF Clinic

 

The fertility specialists at Jananam Indo Lanka IVF Clinic perform the following treatments to assist reproduction: IVF treatment, egg, sperm, and embryo freezing, frozen embryo transfer, testicular sperm aspiration, percutaneous epididymal sperm aspiration for addressing male infertility issues, intra-cytoplasmic sperm injection, intra-uterine insemination or IUI (inputting male sperm into the female uterus), dedicated donor packages, and financial, genetic, psychological, and reproductive counselling. Doctors ensure that assisted reproduction treatments are customised and advanced. The fertility clinic also offers DFI and PICSI for those with more complicated fertility issues. Such conditions include multiple failures in developing the embryo and in carrying the baby to full term.

 

The clinic's package for donor eggs features the benefits of availing all the eggs from a particular donor. Another package option is the shared donor egg package where two recipient couples share the eggs collected in the cycle from a single donor. Jananam Indo Lanka IVF Clinic also regularly updates patients with cycle reminders, follow-ups, and embryo status during their fertility journey.

 

Hemas Hospitals Fertility Centre

 

Hemas Hospitals Fertility Centre is accredited by the ACHSI and UKAS. It has also received an ISO 15189 certificate. The internationally accredited fertility centre has the most modern IVF facility in Sri Lanka and a highly trained staff that adheres to global standards.

 

Among the treatments at the centre in Wattala are IVF, intracytoplasmic sperm injection, healthy sperm freezing, intrauterine insemination (IUI) using frozen or donor samples, and other services such as periconceptual care. The fertility clinic has a dedicated International Patient Desk to guide and support patients coming in from abroad.

Cost Considerations

The average cost of an IVF cycle in Sri Lanka is LRK 142,6000 – 165,290 (USD 4,400 – 5,100).

 

The IVF cost when using donor eggs costs LRK 162, 0500 – 195,0000 (USD 5,000 – 6,000).

 

Donor sperm costs LRK 130,000 (USD 400) plus LRK 455,000 (USD 1,400) for ICSI.

Other Considerations Before Starting Your Fertility Treatment in Sri Lanka

 IVF

  • IVF is available to couples but is not subsidised by the government.
  • Homosexuality is currently being decriminalised in Sri Lanka. Having said that, same-sex couples cannot access IVF.

 

Egg Freezing

  • Egg freezing is permitted.

 

Donors

  • Egg, sperm, and embryo donation are permitted.

 

Surrogacy

  • Altruistic surrogacy is permitted. However, there are no laws in place to protect the parties involved.

Why Choose Sri Lanka for Your Fertility Treatment

Among the benefits of having your fertility journey in Sri Lanka are the low IVF costs and high IVF success rates of up to 65% using the patient’s own gametes. The government also permits and regulates egg donation and surrogacy. The prime location for assisted reproductive treatments in Sri Lanka is Chennai since it is most accessible by public transportation. The clinics here have the latest technology at par with global standards in laboratories, procedures, and instruments.

 

As of 2022, Sri Lanka has welcomed medical travellers from around the world because of the availability of transportation, accommodation, tourist destinations, and efficient medical professionals. Once you have chosen Sri Lanka as the location for your fertility journey, book a safari drive or camp at the Yala National Park to see the wildlife and birds including elephants and leopards. Bike around the ancient city ruins of Polonnaruwa near Sigiriya for a taste of history and culture.

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"Clear pricing - clarity & support from start to end."

"I love Zora Health for their simple, transparent pricing. It was a relief not to worry about unexpected fees or hidden costs. They made the entire process stress-free and easy to understand, which allowed my husband and I to focus on what mattered most - my family's future."

Syarifah, 27 & Indra, 29
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"I couldn't believe that I can choose my own doctor and enjoy extra benefits for the same price."

"I had a preferred doctor overseas that my girl friends recommended. He is part of Zora’s clinic network, but I was interested in Zora’s support and perks. After speaking to Zora, they assured me I wouldn’t pay extra. Zora managed the whole process - from personalised guidance to answering my queries about legalities."

Nina, 32, Single
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"The financing options lifted a huge weight off my shoulders."

"Zora’s instalment plans were a true lifesaver. I was so grateful for their flexible and affordable options. I have been thinking about preserving my eggs as a form of “insurance” but didn’t want to pay a big lump sum upfront as I am saving for a house. The instalment plan helps me manage my finances better.”

Elaine, 32
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"I never felt alone in my fertility journey."

"After failing previously, we were very anxious and were not sure what to expect. They guided us through the process and cared for us every step of the way. My treatment at the clinic was long, and sometimes it was emotionally draining, but having a fertility coach made us feel better and more prepared. As busy professionals, we appreciate the convenience of scheduling appointments through Zora. I have recommended Zora to all our friends."

Ying & Drew, 37 & 41

You deserve the very best.

That's why we’re here to support you — from the first consultation all the way to egg storage and pregnancy.

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Enjoy an Introductory Call With a Zora Health Care Advocate

Let’s get to know you to better advise you about the process of egg freezing in Singapore and Malaysia, the costs involved as well as the rules and regulations. 

 

We’ll answer any questions you might have, so you have no doubts moving forward. 

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Benefit From the Flexibility to Choose Your Doctor or Ours

We truly understand how important it is to find a doctor you are comfortable with for your egg freezing journey. 

Whether you already have someone in mind or prefer our team to recommend an appropriate specialist and clinic, we’re here to help. 

We will also provide you with a list of questions to ask during your consultation, ensuring that you would be fully prepared for it to maximize your time.

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Attend Fertility Tests & Reviews

Your specialist will review your goals, medical history, and perform the necessary tests. We will then schedule a review and discuss your proposed fertility plan.

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Start Freezing Your Eggs Worry-Free

Rest assured that our team will provide a white-glove concierge service at every stage of your fertility journey, no matter if you’re freezing your eggs in Singapore, Malaysia, or at any of our clinics around the world.