Cost of IUI in Ghana + IUI centres in Ghana
ASSISTED REPRODUCTIVE TECHNOLOGY(ART)
Assisted reproductive technology(ART) is used to treat infertility. It includes fertility treatments that handle both a woman’s egg and a man’s sperm.
DIFFERENT TYPES OF ASSISTED REPRODUCTIVE TECHNOLOGY(ART)
*In vitro Fertilisation(IVF)
*Intrafallopian Transfer (GIFT, ZIFT)
*Intracytoplasmic sperm Injection(ICSI)
1) INTRAUTERINE INSEMINATION (IUI)
WHEN IS IUI USED?
Common indications include
*Low sperm count
*Decreased sperm motility
*Cervical mucous problems
*Unexplained infertility (intrauterine insemination is first line of treatment for couples with unexplained infertility)
IUI IS NOT RECOMMENDED IN FOLLOWING PATIENTS
*Women with severe disease of the fallopian tube
*Women with history of pelvic infections
*Women with moderate to severe endometriosis
HOW DOES IUI WORK? (PROCEDURE)
*Before IUI , ovulation stimulating medicines like metformin and clomiphene citrate (clomid) may be used.
*IUI is performed around the time of ovulation.
*Semen sample will be prepared.
*Catheter is then used to insert the sperm directly into the uterus.
This procedure can be performed during a natural menstrual cycle or with artificial hormonal stimulation.
WHAT ARE THE RISKS OF IUI?
*Chance of becoming pregnant with multiples(twin, triplets) is increased if you take fertility medications when having IUI.
*Small risk of infection after IUI
WHAT IS THE SUCCESS RATE OF IUI?
*Success rate depends on various factors such as
*Reason for infertility
*Whether fertility drugs were used or not
IUI cycles have live birth rate of between 5-15 %, but success rate may increase with every next cycle.The more IUI cycles you undergo, the higher your chances for pregnancy. Certain studies and researches show vast majority of successful IUI’S will happen within 3-4 attempts.
Fertility Clinics that offer IUI in Ghana – IUI centres in Ghana
1. Lister Hospital Ghana
2. Pro-vita hospital
3. Pentecost Hospital in Ghana
4. Trustcare Specialist Hospital and Fertility Centre, Kumasi
5. Ruma Fertility Hospital, Kumasi
6. Aniniwah Medical Hospital & Fertility Clinic
7. Asbury Hospital & Fertility Center, Odoum, Anwomaso Road.
8. SHAPE Healthcare Fertility & Specialist Center.
9. Finney Hospital. 1 Hospital Road, McCarthy Hill, Mallam.
10. Upscale Angels Fertility, Accra, Greater Accra Region, Ghana
How much is the cost of IUI in Ghana?
The price of IUI in Ghana is around GHC 2,000 – GHC 3,000 Ghana Cedis. Some IVF clinics in Ghana (IUI centres) may offer low cost IUI services for as low as GHC 1,000 Ghana Cedis. Please always talk to your doctor about your finances… This may help the fertility clinic or your doctor give you some consideration on financial grounds… They are human beings like you.
Sourced from Dr. Saima’s Women Health Clinic.