Patients from Japan may choose to seek treatment at the Fertility Institute of Hawaii, due to the restrictions on certain services in their home country. There are an unusually large number of registered ART (assisted reproductive technology) practices in Japan, but only a handful of them perform the majority of IVF cycles, which limits access to services. We have experienced Japanese-speaking IVF Coordinators who make the cycle experience easy, enjoyable, and most of all successful.
While the use of donor sperm is sometimes allowed, egg donation is restricted in Japan. Because of our proximity to Japan, many Japanese patients have sought donor egg IVF treatment with us at the Fertility Institute of Hawaii. We have had a >80% pregnancy rates with our Japanese patients utilizing donor egg IVF cycles.
PGS or Preimplantation Genetic Screening is restricted in Japan. Using PGS, couples can ensure that their embryos are chromosomally normal prior to embryo transfer with IVF. While anyone can use PGS in order to ensure that only chromosomally normal embryos are transferred during an IVF cycle, PGS is often used for older couples who have an elevated risk of chromosomally abnormal embryos. Likewise, couples with a history of miscarriages often utilize PGS to decrease the risk of miscarrying.
PGS not only confirms that the chromosomal compliment of an embryo is normal but also determines the gender of an embryo. Once PGS is completed, couples are allowed to choose the gender of the normal embryos transferred in order to ensure family balancing.
The use of anonymous sperm donors is difficult in Japan. Therefore, many couples will travel outside of the country to the U.S. where donors exist in larger numbers, to assist them in family building. The Fertility Institute of Hawaii can assist you with a Sperm Donor IVF cycle.
Figure 1: International Patients' Pregnancy Success Rates by Procedure
Figure 2: International Patients’ Pregnancy Success Rates by Age Group
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