Centre for Infertility Treatment even more private and modern

24. March 2015

The Centre for Infertility Treatment of the East-Tallinn Central Hospital will start working in newly renovated and modernised rooms today. The Centre has moved from its previous location in Ravi street to the premises of Tõnismäe Outpatient Clinic at Hariduse 6.

The Centre for Infertility Treatment of the East-Tallinn Central Hospital is the biggest institution in Estonia that deals with diagnostics and treatment of infertility. The new rooms, modernised laboratory and better conditions make it possible to help more patients.

Various surveys show that the inability to have children affects 15-20% of the population. This means that every fifth or sixth family encounters this problem. This data suggests that there could be ca 15,000-20,000 families in Estonia that cannot have a child naturally. The Centre for Infertility Treatment of the East-Tallinn Central Hospital tries to help them as much as possible.

The Centre for Infertility Treatment of the East-Tallinn Central Hospital has been operating for almost two decades, since autumn 1996. “The number of procedures performed at the Centre has increased by more than twenty times since we started operating. The performance indicators of our Centre keep improving alongside the development of infertility treatment in the world. Last year, we carried out 780 in vitro fertilisation procedures. The average number of pregnancies per year is 35-38% per procedure. The new Centre will also help to launch the egg donation programme and we have the conditions for the treatment of patients suffering from certain chronic illnesses. We’re looking forward to the legal regulation of surrogacy - there a women who really need it,” said the Head of the Centre Dr Tiina Loog.

The results of the in vitro fertilisation performed in Estonia at present measure up to those achieved in other European countries. Approximately 1800 children have been born with the help of the Centre and the first of them will soon be reaching adulthood. 

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