Spain has long been a top destination for Europeans seeking fertility treatments due to its inclusive fertility healthcare laws, pioneering fertility research, and depth of experience treating patients at over 300 fertility clinics. Spanish clinics are particularly experienced with treating difficult fertility issues and an older population; many European patients come to Spain after several failed IVF cycles in their home countries. While Spanish standards of care match those of the US, regulations on drug and treatment pricing as part of Spain's universal healthcare system keep costs low. Despite the high standard of care, however, not every Spanish clinic has the outcomes and experience Ovally requires. That's why we have carefully vetted our partner clinics to match top fertility clinics in the US, saving you many hours of research, data analysis, interviews, and site visits.
Our Spanish partner clinics:
- Are accredited by the Spanish Ministry of Health
- Are members of and hold leadership positions at the Assisted Reproduction Registry of the Spanish Fertility Society
- Have been awarded the international ISO 9001 quality management certification
- Have obtained the Top Doctors Certificate of Medical Excellence
- Publish scientific research in collaboration with Spanish and international universities
Experience & Patients: Our partner clinics have over 20 years of experience with IVF and at least 10 years of experience with egg freezing. The doctors at our partner clinics speak English (and other languages) and have experience with international patients. They are also experts in treating women with particular fertility challenges, including polycystic ovary syndrome, endometriosis, and diminished ovarian reserve. Our partner clinics offer inclusive treatment and do not selectively treat patients with likely positive outcomes.
Outcomes & Laboratories: Even though our partner clinics treat many difficult cases, their lab and patient outcomes match those of top fertility clinics in the US. For instance, over 90% of eggs at our partner clinics survive freezing and thawing. Only excellent US clinic labs meet or exceed a 90% survival rate, according to an independent panel of embryologists that put together criteria for top labs for FertilityIQ. We also vet partners clinics for their IVF patient success rates, which match those of top US clinics with cumulative pregnancy rates per cycle as high as 82% for women under 35, 68% for women between 35 and 37 years old, 60% for women between 38 and 40, and 50% for those over 40. All of our partner clinics have their outcome data audited by an independent third party and allow the Spanish Fertility Society to audit them as well.
Facilities & Safety: Each of our partner clinics has its own embryology laboratory with several embryologists and uses state-of-the-art techniques, including vitrification (fast freezing for significantly better egg/embryo survival) and genetic testing. We also vet clinics for traceability systems that prevent sample mix-up and for safe egg and embryo storage with backup safety systems (e.g., in case of a power outage).
Even if a clinic has the experience, outcomes, and accreditations we require, we still inspect their facilities and meet with their healthcare team in person before onboarding them as a partner clinic.