Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
One in six Australian couples suffers from infertility. The Fertility Clinics industry assists patients who are unable to conceive naturally through a variety of treatment options, the most common and popular of which is in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) cycles. Over the past five years, the number of completed IVF cycles in Australia has increased by 1.2% annualised to a forecast 40,800 cycles in 2014-15. A number of factors have led to growth in demand for infertility treatments and procedures, particularly from women who are choosing to have children later in life. Australia is also one of the few developed countries in the world that has substantial government funding for fertility treatments, which has made fertility treatment in Australia more economically feasible... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter
Fertility clinics mainly carry out IVF and fertility services for clients. These services involve stimulated IVF cycles, natural IVF cycles, embryo thaw cycles and other fertility treatments.
Stimulated IVF cycle
The main industry service segment is a stimulated IVF cycle, which involves using follicle-stimulating hormones to stimulate multiple follicles and egg growth to maturity, instead of a single follicle during a natural cycle. Average client costs associated with a stimulated IVF cycle are $10,000, with up to half of this available as a rebate to the client through Medicare and private health insurance... purchase to read more