Women are entitled to have up to four IVF treatment cycles included in the healthcare basket for their first and second children and up to eight treatment cycles over the course of two years with district committee approval. For more information on rights related to IVF and fertility treatment in general, check out our All Rights Index (which is searchable and browseable), especially the Fertility Treatments Portal and the In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) page.
Not sure what to expect in terms of the IVF treatment process? The Ministry of Health has produced the following informational videos with English subtitles to explain how the process works and what steps are involved in terms of preparation, treatment and follow-up:
The first step: receiving the couple for treatment
A detailed review given by a doctor and a nurse regarding the entire in-vitro fertilization process, including chances for success and possible risks.
Hormone treatment procedure
A detailed explanation given by a doctor and a nurse regarding the hormone treatment procedure, the treatment protocol, and the method of hormone injection.
Ovum retrieval procedure
A detailed description of the ovum (egg) retrieval procedure, performed under general anesthesia, and the procedure of obtaining sperm until the egg and sperm are transferred to the lab.
The fertilization process in the lab
Fertilization of the egg and the sperm in the lab using the appropriate method, while ensuring correct identification, sterilization, and strict work procedures.
Embryo transfer procedure
A description of the embryo transfer procedure. This movie includes a discussion regarding the number of the transferred embryos and details of the continued hormonal treatment.
Summary of treatment results
The pregnancy test performed after embryo transfer, description of the continued hormonal support in cases with a resulting pregnancy, and possible courses of action in unsuccessful cases.
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