Travelling abroad for ART

An increasing number of countries have passed legislation in the area of assisted reproductive technology (ART) treatment. In some countries, such legislation has been seen to limit the type of treatment possible prior to the introduction of legislation. In others, it has been seen to provide a respected framework for medical treatment in the area of ART.

Travelling abroad in order to obtain treatment not available in an individual's home country has been practised for many years and has, according to the experience of many patient organisations, increased over this time. This fact sheet provides an outline of issues to consider when travelling abroad and aims to raise awareness of the potential complexities when undergoing ART procedures in a foreign country