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Increasing numbers of people benefit from assisted reproductive services

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2022 04 15

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Assisted reproduction is becoming more and more available to Lithuanian residents. Last year, expert aid was provided to 2,915 people, i.e. twice as many as in 2017, when the state began reimbursing it from Compulsory Health Insurance Fund (CHIF).

According to the National Health Insurance Fund under the Ministry of Health (NHIF), last year eight health care institutions provided assisted reproductive services to 1,598 women and 1,317 men. These services and reimbursable medicine were reimbursed from the CHIF, which allocated more than 6 million Eur for the purpose.

In total, since 2017, assisted reproductive services were used by 4,684 women and 4,466 men.

‘The achievements of modern medicine make miracles and a newborn is the greatest of them all. We see an increasing number of Lithuanian residents using assisted reproductive services and are happy for each couple provided with an opportunity to attempt becoming parents with a possibility to reduce the financial burden.’ says Danguolė Jankauskienė, Vice Minister of Health.
 
Please be reminded that residents, wishing to receive assisted reproductive services, covered from CHIF funds, should firstly contact their general physician or obstetrician and gynaecologist to obtain a referral for a consultation regarding assisted fertilisation. Upon obtaining a referral, patients can register for a consultation at one of the health care institutions that have signed an agreement with a territorial health insurance fund for assisted reproductive services. The list of these institutions is available here.

CHIF fund offers reimbursement for the following assisted reproductive services:

  • a consultation regarding assisted reproduction, provided to partners by an obstetrician-gynaecologist;
  • a consultation with an obstetrician-gynaecologist, in case of using controlled ovarian stimulation;
  • assisted reproduction outside the female body by self-fertilization or by intracytoplasmic sperm injection;
  • collection and processing of male gametes from the testicles;
  • intracytoplasmic sperm injection using female gametes, stored in a germ cell bank;
  • preparation and transfer of embryos, stored at a gamete bank, into a woman's body.

During the consultation regarding assisted reproduction with an obstetrician-gynaecologist, partners will be provided with laboratory and, if necessary, instrumental tests required prior to assisted reproduction.

CHIF offers reimbursement for two cycles of assisted reproductive treatment.

Information from the Ministry of Health and the National Health Insurance Fund

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The NHIF invites you:

Your questions are welcome by email [email protected] or phone: local (8 5) 232 2222, international +370 5 232 222