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Cincinnati Gay Parents | IVF and Surrogacy Money Back Guarantee Programs
Posted By:  Tara Schamel
Thursday, February 4, 2016

You may have heard some recent radio ads aired locally about IVF. The ads are for a program often referred to as "shared risk" or "guaranteed IVF". These types of programs offer patients a package of IVF services at a prepaid price, which is typically several times the cost of a single IVF cycle. The advantage of these programs is that a patient can pursue IVF, typically for 3 fresh and 3 frozen cycles, at a discounted rate rather than paying for every cycle individually. The end point is either a pregnancy or the patient gets most or all of the initial fee back. To put it simply, they either get a baby or most of their money back! Thus the program shares the cost with the patient. Naturally not all patients are candidates for this program. Most programs accept reasonable candidates such as women less than 38 years of age with good ovarian function.

Cincinnati Gay Parents, a division of the Institute for Reproductive Health, has offered such a program now for many years and has had excellent success with it. Our live birth rate in the program has been more than 80%. We are happy that the program has had so much success. Each IVF cycle offers a chance. That chance accumulates over a number of cycles. Money back program allows patients to continue therapy without fear of paying all the costs without ultimate results.

Here are the facts: at IRH, the clinical pregnancy rates per fresh IVF cycle now exceed 50% for the best candidates. Clinical pregnancy rates for frozen embryo transfers, which offer the patients a low cost second chance, are now 30 - 40% in our program. The costs in our program have all been held down due to distribution of fixed costs over a high number of cycles. The costs for IVF are much less than the national average. Typical approximate costs including self pay and cash discounts are as follows for our program at Cincinnati Gay Parents (as of February 4, 2016)


    Single Fresh IVF cycle: $8,200 plus meds


    IVF with ICSI: $9,300 plus meds ( ICSI is injection of the sperm directly into each egg)


    Frozen Embryo Cycle: $3,600 plus meds


Money Back IVF Guarantee

We offer a money back guarantee program. This program allows you to do a maximum of three fresh and three frozen in vitro fertilization cycles. The endpoint of the program is live birth. You either have a baby or you receive a 70% refund. To be a candidate for this program you have to meet at least the following entry criteria and be approved by our program


Inclusion Criteria for Cincinnati Gay Parents Money Back IVF program:


    Patient must be less than 38 years at the start of the program


    AMH > 1.2


    The patient must weigh less than or equal to 200 lbs. or if over 200 lbs. have a BMI <28.


    The patient shall have no more than two pregnancy losses unless approved by one of the physicians.


    The patient shall have had no more than 2 previous failed IVF cycles.


    The male should have sufficient ejaculated sperm (fresh or frozen) or TESE sperm from males with obstructive azospermia (CF carriers and vasectomy patients)


70% Refund Program

This program is in effect for 24 months. Included in the fees are 3 IVF and 3 frozen transfer cycles. Patients receive a 70% refund if there is no live birth. The following is the cost for this program (as of February 4, 2016)


age < 35 IVF only - $17,900


age < 35 with ICSI- $18,900


age 35-37 IVF only- $19,900


age 35-37 IVF with ICSI-$20,300


IVF for most patients offers the best chance of conception in the briefest period of time with the least exposure to high order multiples. IVF has never been better. These new financial options may be appealing to some couples and we are happy to offer them. If you have any questions about the IVF Money Back Guarantee Program, please call our office at 513.924.5550 or contact us today.


Cincinnati Gay Parents is also pleased to also offer a Donor Egg Money Back program and a Surrogacy Money Back Program. Please call the office for full details or email us at

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