This website has an excellent study on "Trans-national Reproduction: An exploratory study of UK residents who travel abroad for fertility treatment".
It is estimated that over 40 million women worldwide are currently seeking fertility treatment. There are indications that, for a variety of reasons, individuals and couples from many developed countries are increasingly travelling outside their home states in their quest for a child. Although there has been a high level of media interest in those who seek to use the services of overseas fertility treatment providers, and much speculation about the causes and consequences of this practice, so far there has been little systematic research in this area. This project was designed to fill that gap. 'Transrep' was a qualitative research study, designed to explore the experiences of people who are involved in the process of cross-border reproductive care, either as a 'user' of services, or as a 'provider' of services.
The study sought to answer the following questions:
- Why are people travelling abroad for fertility treatment?
- What are the possible personal and social implications of overseas treatment?
- How can treatment providers, regulators and patient groups support couples who are faced with decisions about travelling overseas for treatment?
In our experience, the reason why patients come from all over the world to Malpani Infertility Clinic for their treatment is quite simple - we pamper them !