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How much does it cost to freeze eggs, embryos or sperm?

By Michelle Lorraine Embleton B.Sc. Ph.D. (biochemist).
Last Update: 05/02/2023

Michelle Emblenton, biochemist at inviTRA, talks to us in this video about the cost of preserving fertility:

The cost of fertility preservation depends on the complexity of the treatment. The most simple procedure here is freezing sperm and, generally, depending on your clinic, you can expect to pay about 1.000 to 1.500 $ in order to cryopreserve your semen. You may have additional costs every year for the continued storage of your sperm. Egg and embryo vitrification is a much more complex and laborious procedure and this is reflected in the price.

Again, depending on the clinic you choose to use, freezing your embryos may cost approximately 12.500 $, while freezing your eggs between 10.000 and 11.000 $. Added to this, you need to think about the cost of storage. The first year of storage is usually included with the vitrification process, but each subsequent year you will have to pay storage costs (which are usually around 600 $ a year). Another factor in this is the medication you have to use for the ovarian stimulation to produce the eggs in the first place. And this can be from 500 $ to 2.000 $, depending on the particular medication that has been prescribed.

 Michelle Lorraine Embleton
Michelle Lorraine Embleton
B.Sc. Ph.D.
Biochemist
PhD in Biochemistry, University of Bristol, UK, specialising in DNA : protein intereactions. BSc honours degree in Molecular Biology, Univerisity of Bristol. Translation and editing of scientific and medical literature.
Biochemist. PhD in Biochemistry, University of Bristol, UK, specialising in DNA : protein intereactions. BSc honours degree in Molecular Biology, Univerisity of Bristol. Translation and editing of scientific and medical literature.