Spain has long been a top destination for Europeans seeking fertility treatments due to its inclusive healthcare laws, pioneering clinical 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 or exceed 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, accreditations, and experience Ovally requires. That's why we have carefully vetted our partner clinics to match top 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 obtained the ISO 9001 quality management certification
- Have been awarded the Spanish Top Doctors Certificate of Medical Excellence
- Publish scientific research in collaboration with Spanish and international universities
Our clinics have over 20 years of experience with IVF and at least 10 years of experience with egg freezing. They are also experts in treating women with particular fertility challenges, including polycystic ovary syndrome, endometriosis, and diminished ovarian reserve. Our clinics offer inclusive treatment and do not selectively treat patients with likely positive outcomes.
Yet, their outcomes match those of top fertility clinics in the US. For example, >90% of eggs at our partner clinics survive freezing and thawing; only top US clinics exceed 90%, according to FertilityIQ. Our partner clinics' average pregnancy rates per embryo transfer exceed the US average, and are on par with distinguished medical institutions such as UCSF and Massachusetts General Hospital (see more details in the FAQ). Each clinic has its own embryology lab and uses state-of-the-art techniques, including vitrification (fast freezing for better egg/embryo survival) and genetic testing. We also vetted clinics for traceability systems preventing sample mix-up and for safe egg and embryo storage with backup systems.
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. This ensures they're a good fit for our services and provide the kind of care we expect for our patients before they can partner with Ovally.