Male/female infertility drives up out-of-pocket costs

March 1, 2011

Combined male-/female-factor infertility in couples results in the highest costs for treatment compared to male-factor or female-factor infertility only.

San Francisco-Combined male-/female-factor infertility in couples results in the highest costs for treatment compared to male-factor or female-factor infertility only, report researchers from the University of California, San Francisco.

Infertile couples should be given a realistic estimate of longer-term costs associated with fertility treatment to help them with the decision-making process, recommended first author James F. Smith, MD, assistant professor of urology at UCSF.