Corporate chains of IVF clinics need to generate a profit,
and in order to do so they need to drum up business.
Rather than wait for infertile couples to come to them,
they go out into the community in order to attract infertile couples to come to
The best way of doing this is by holding free medical
camps, and this is why infertility camps have become extremely popular - especially
in tier two and tier three cities, where new IVF clinics want to grab as much
market share as possible.
They offer a free camp with a free consultation with an
IVF specialist, but the purpose of the consultation is not really to help the infertile
couples, but to generate business for themselves so they can make more money.
They do this is by doing lots of tests, which allows them
to pick up " problems" , and then advising everyone who comes to them
to do IVF - whether the patient actually needs IVF or not.
The tragedy is that a lot of these patients could get
pregnant with much simpler treatment options, but because these are not as
profitable for the IVF clinic, they don't discuss these alternative cheaper
options with the patients, and push everyone into doing IVF !
Here's a dirty little business secret - the metric they
use for measuring the success of their camps is how many new IVF cycles did
this help them to perform that month !
What to find an IVF clinic which respects your time and