The Reproductive Medicine Center at Taipei Medical University Hospital, headed by Professor Chi-Huang Chen, was established in 1991. Using advanced reproductive technologies, this center has helped more than 20,000 infertile couples in the last two decades. Our team of leading physicians and technicians are known for facilitating advanced medical treatment and state-of-the-art services with personal attention and a caring touch. The center enjoys the nation’s highest success rate for infertility treatment.
The center’s innovative research consistently sets the landmark for fertility treatment in Taiwan. In 1991, the hospital’s first test-tube baby was born. In 1993, the center successfully performed the nation’s first microsurgical epididymal sperm aspiration. In 1995, the first Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection case led to a successful birth in the hospital. In 1996, the center became Taiwan’s first center for reproductive medicine to pass the ISO 9002 Health Mark. The center was awarded the 1999 Gold Prize for National Biotechnology and Medicine Care Quality. After further research and development of the Assisted Reproduction Technique, in 2001 the center pioneered Autologous Mitochondrial Transfer to bring into the world a healthy baby. Significantly, this technology gives great hope in the problem of ovarian aging. In 2016, the center has been awarded The Symbol of National Quality in the featured specialty section, hospital category by Institution for Biotechnology and Medicine Industry.
The cost of invitro fertilization (IVF) ranges from 100,000 to 150,000 NT (New Taiwanese Dollars). This only includes the cost of the procedure and does not include living expenses.
The length of time for the procedure depends on several factors. The shortest duration is 16-18 days and could be longer. Your husband only needs to be present for the sperm extraction. So his stay here can be very short, in the range of one to three days. There are two options possible. I will explain the steps for the shortest duration process. This process involves that you have an OBGYN in your home country assist you in reducing the time that you need to stay in Taiwan.
In our center, we don’t have donor bank. For those who need donors, we refer them to our cooperative hospital and back in our center for the rest of treatment.