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Monash IVF flying Chinese couples to Melbourne for fertility treatments

A Melbourne IVF clinic has begun flying Chinese couples to Australia for fertility treatments.?

To cash in on the relaxation of China’s one-child policy, Monash IVF is flying Chinese couples to Melbourne for fertility treatments. 

An agreement signed with AC International Medical Tourism means Monash IVF will treat 100 Chinese women this year, with the possibility of more in the future.

The influx isn’t expected to have any effect on waiting times or the quality of care for local clients.

With growing wealth and now being allowed to have a second child, a flood of middle-aged women has increased waiting lists to more than two years at some fertility clinics in China.

Monash IVF CEO James Thiedeman told Ross and John it wasn’t surprising, given one in six couples faces problems with conception.

‘There are 40 million couples who are struggling with infertility,’ he explained on 3AW Breakfast.

‘Probably 10 per cent of those will look to use services like IVF.

‘It’s a great opportunity for us to use a technology which really had its conception here in Melbourne.’

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