14,000 babies born with IVF in Kazakhstan in seven years

ASTANA – Fourteen thousand children during the last seven years were born with the help of assisted reproductive technologies in Kazakhstan, Vice Minister of Healthcare of the Republic of Kazakhstan Lyazzat Aktayeva reported.

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Lyazzat Aktayeva

“Approximately 4,780 fertilisation procedures were conducted under the guaranteed volume of free medical care, to which the state spent 3.8 billion tenge (US$11.4 million). As a result, 1,532 children were born. Overall, the effectiveness was about 32 percent within the guaranteed volume of free medical care,” the vice minister said at the ninth international congress of the Kazakhstan Association of Reproductive Medicine in Astana.

The Kazakh Ministry of Health believes that it is time to legislatively form a register of specialised medical organisations and associations with relevant requirements and norms, as well as a register in which patients will be listed.

“Today, according to the statistical reporting of the Ministry of Health, more than 14,000 women are in the infertility registry for infertility, more than one thousand for men. In general, the frequency of infertile marriage is within 15 percent. According to the World Health Organisation, this level of sterile marriage is a public problem, since it affects demographic indicators,” Aktayeva added.

Since 2010, the in-vitro fertilisation programme is included in the guaranteed volume of free medical care and from year to year the number of publicly paid procedures is increasing: nine times (from 100 to 900) from 2010 to 2017.

“The state order for the next year remains within the limits of 2017, that is 900 procedures within the limits of the same financing,” Aktayeva summarised.

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