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Social Egg Freezing in Taiwan


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Social egg freezing is a result of advance reproductive technology. It allows us to preserve our fertility. The first human birth from a frozen oocyte was reported in 1986. It is 2020 now, the egg cryopreservation has advanced greatly over the years. Stork Fertility Center had been doing egg cryopreservation since 1992. We are currently using Vitrification to freeze and keep the oocytes. According to our latest data in 2019, our post-thaw survival rate can achieve to 95.9%.


Who is fit for social egg freezing:
-          Unmarried with low AMH index
-          35 year-old or above with no birth plan in the future few years
-          With a family history of premature ovarian failure or autoimmune diseases
-          Suffer from severe endometriosis and plan to have surgery
-          Plan to have chemotherapy or radiation treatment for treating tumor or cancer

Female age is the most crucial factor in the pregnant capacity, since it is closely related to the egg quality and quantity. According to the statistics from the Taiwan Health Promotion Administration, both the pregnancy and live birth rates dramatically decrease by age 35 in IVF women. In that case, you will need to spend more time and money in IVF at age 40 compare to age 35. Oocytes cryopreservation helps you to keep your eggs before it’s quality starts to drop rapidly after age 35.  

Procedure for social egg freezing
We start injection at our menstruation cycle day 3, with an ultrasound & blood test to monitor the grow of eggs at around cycle day 8-10. Oocytes retrieval surgery will be performing at day 12-14.

Contact us now! We will design a personalized treatment for you and assist your through this wonderful journey.


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Doing IVF overseas - getting started with Stork Fertility Center


STEP1. Contact Us
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Upon Taiwan Artificial Reproduction Act, you need to prepare regarding documents to register IVF treatment in Taiwan, please contact our consultant team to request an appointment. We will place you a personal consultant and your consultant will evaluate your condition, help you with paper works and arrange examinations before you come to Taiwan.

STEP2. The First Visit

Both husband and wife need to come to Taiwan for the first visit. Usually the date would settled on day 7-11 of wife’s menstrual period so that you could finish all examinations which doctors suggest at one time. We will help you through the whole process which includes filling in agreements and examination.

Following are recommended examinations:

Blood Work:
  • Blood type: Confirm both husband and wife’s ABO and Rh type.
  • HIV and syphilis blood test for both husband and wife.
  • TSH,PRL- Wife only: If these two hormones exceed standard value, they will affect pregnancy rates and fetal development in gestation. You need to take medicines to control the level by the doctor's order.
  • Autoimmune-7 - Wife only: In a few people, their immune system attacks their embryo which leads to implantation failure and recurrent miscarriage. It can be diagnosed by analyzing antibody in the blood sample. Items including Anti-ATA, Anti-TPO, Anti-ENA, Anti-B2 glycoprotein IgM, Anti-B2 glycoprotein IgG, Anti-Cardiolipin IgM, Anti-Cardiolipin IgG and Lupus anticoagulant
Husband-
Semen Analysis and Cryopreservation:
We are going to analyze the sperm sample of the husband and the result will come out about an hour after collection. If the quality is good enough then the sperms would be cryopreserved for future insemination use. If the sperms’ quality does not meet the standard, the husband might need to visit our center more times to collect more or collect fresh sperm on the appointed insemination day. 
Wife-
Hysteroscopy:
Hysteroscopy is performed through a fiber optic lens with a diameter about 3 to 5 mm. It passes through the vagina, cervix, and then into the uterine cavity. It directly observes the internal environment of the cervix to the uterine cavity to see whether it is suitable for implantation. Then, through the image processing system, the lesion is enlarged 10 to 20 times and transmitted to the TV screen for clear observation and diagnosis. The examination process is almost painless, so no anesthesia is required. The whole process takes only 5 minutes.
If the physician find any abnormalities such as polyps that require further treatment, anesthesia is required. The surgery time depends on the difficulty of the treatment. 
3 in 1 test: 

3 in 1 test is to use a swab to collect a sample of mucous cells from endocervix to check if there is an infection caused by bacteria, chlamydia or HPV. If there is an infection, suppositories, ointments or taking antibiotics will be recommended.


HSG:
Hysterosalpingography is a minimally invasive procedure. The physician will inject small amount of contrast medium into your uterus and it will flow through your fallopian tube.Then an X-ray picture will be taken to check if your fallopian tubes are patent.

If hydrosalpinx or blocked, laparoscopic tubal ligation and medication therapy are suggested since the substances in tubes might flow to uterus to jeopardize the embryo.

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Final step for the first visit, we will arrange medication for your oocyte retrieval cycle. The consultant will tell you how and when to take your medication.  

After taking back all your medication, please keep close contact with your personal consultant. The consultant will help you settle your following schedule.



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The Procedure of Oocyte Recipient Program



For couples struggling to conceive consider Oocyte Recipient Program aboard, Stork Fertility Center has iCroybank consultant team to support you on this journey. 

Upon Taiwan Artificial Reproduction Act, you need to prepare regarding documents to register IVF treatment in Taiwan, please contact our consultant team to request an appointment. Your consultant will evaluate your condition, help you with paper works before you come to Taiwan and arrange examinations during your first visit to Taiwan.
Only two times to Taiwan, you can complete the journey in Stork Fertility Center!

Required documents before first visit
   1.   Registration Form (Register online and our consultants will contact with you.)
   2.   Marriage Certificate (Original notarized marriage certification authenticated by Taipei       Economics and Cultural Office where you had your marriage registration done.)
   3.   Couple's photo ID and valid passport
   4.   Couple’s fertility medical records
   5.   Kinship form (Our government will check whether your husband and oocyte donor are relatives, please record you and your husband’s relatives English name as below)

1st relative degree
2nd relative degree
3th relative degree
4th relative
degree
Wife
Parent
Grandparent and sibling
X
X
Husband
Aunt, uncle, niece, and nephew
First cousin, grandniece and grandnephew

At least 2 visits for the oocyte donation program
We’ve designed a preliminary oocyte-recipient treatment plan as shown in below based on your situation, the most favorable one presently. However, the practical one should be followed by our doctor's order.

First Visit to Taiwan
 7-11th day of your menstral cycle, stay for 2-3 days.

I. Meeting with the Doctor.
II. Complete and notarize Oocyte Donation Program consent, notarization, IVF consent, Kinship Form and regarding documents.
III. Recommended Examinations as below.
For wife: 
  • Hormone blood testing:
TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone) &PRL (prolactin): If these two hormones exceed standard value, they will affect pregnancy rates and fetal development in gestation. You need to take medicines to control the level by the docotor's order.
  • Hysterosalpingography (HSG): Inject small amount of contrast medium into your uterus and it will flow through your fallopian tube. Then use X-ray to check whether tubes are blocked or not and the whole uterus size.
  • Hysteroscopy: Directly observe the inside of the uterus and check if there are any polyps and fibroids.
  • Auto-immune response: Blood tests. An abnormal autoimmune function may cause miscarriage.
  • 3 in 1 test includes:
      -  Cervical Discharge culture
      -  Chlamydia DNA inspection
      -  HPV inspection
For husband: 
  • Semen Analysis
For both: 
  • ABO blood typing: Confirm you and your husbands’ ABO and Rh type.
  • HIV,Syphilis
IV. Bring the implantation medications back to your country.

When an ideal donor is founded!
When the ideal donor is founded, you will receive the notification. If you agree to accept this donor, please remit the frozen oocyte package-NT$ 480,000 within one week.
By the way, the PGS cost is not included in the package fee. 
PGS is NTD$ 24,500/per embryo.
Frozen oocyte bank package (TWD 480,000): Includes health assessments; nutrition allowances; and blood samples, injections, medications, ultrasonic scans, inconvenience allowances, transportation allowances, and assessment handling fees for the donor during treatment.

Second Visit to Taiwan
18-20th day of your menstrual cycle, stay for 3-7 days

Notify us when your period comes, then start taking the implantation medications, monitor your endometrium thickness and hormone level in your country.
You will be notified when to visit us to conduct embryo transfer.
It’s better to stay 3-7 days for rest after embryo transfer.



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How to get to Stork Fertility Center? (Hsinchu and Taipei Center)

Transportation to Stork Fertility Center (Hsinchu)

Address:No.80, Chung Hsiao Rd, Hsin Chu City 300, Taiwan



By Cars

Southbound lane of Zhongshan National Highway.
  Please get off at exit 95A leading to Hsinchu downtown and turn right to Gougdao 5th Road → Turn left to ZhongXiao Road.

◆Northbound lane of Zhongshan National Highway.
Please get off at exit 95A leading to Hsinchu downtown and turn right to Gougdao 5th Road → Turn left to ZhongXiao Road.

Parking Information



1. Hsinchu Mackay Hospital parking lot

    No. 690, Sec. 2, Guangfu Rd., East Dist., Hsinchu City 300
    Parking fee is NT$30/hr

2. Technique and Finance Building basement level 1
    No. 258, Sec. 2, Guangfu Rd., East Dist., Hsinchu City 300
    Parking fee is NT$50/hr

3. Empire State Building basement parking lot
    No. 259, Sec. 2, Guangfu Rd., East Dist., Hsinchu City 300
    Parking fee is NT$40/hr

4. a. Mart Hsinchu branch
    No. 469, Sec. 2, Gongdao 5th Rd., East Dist., Hsinchu City 300
    Free for 3 hrs if you buy things in the mart. If no, parking fee is NT$20/hr.

5. TPE ONE parking lot
    No. 1, Sec. 3, Gongdao 5th Rd., East Dist., Hsinchu City 300
    Parking fee is NT$40/hr

By Taiwan Railway

Get off at the Hsinchu station.
1. Take taxi for 10-15 minutes to our center.
2. Take Hsinchu City Bus No. 1,2 or 31, and get off at Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) station, then walk for 5 minutes.


By Taiwan High Speed Rail

Get off at Hsinchu station. Then you can 1. Take taxi for 15-20 minutes 2. Take Kuo-Kuang Bus No.182, and get off at Mackay Hospital, then walk for 10 minutes.



By Express Bus

Southbound
  Take Hsinchu Bus 9003 or Kuo-Kuang Bus 1822(Taipei-Hsinchu). Get off at Mackay Memorial Hospital, and walk along GuangFu Road towards Mackay Hospital. Turn right to ZhongXiao Road and walk for 10 minutes.

Northbound
  Take Hsinchu Bus 9010 or Kuo-Kuang Bus 1866(Taichung-Hsinchu). Get off at Mackay Memorial Hospital, and walk along GuangFu Road towards Mackay Hospital. Turn right to ZhongXiao Road and walk for 10 minutes.


Transportation to Stork 11 Fertility Center (Taipei).

Address: 1F., No.189, Lequn 2nd Rd., Zhongshan Dist., Taipei City 10462, Taiwan



By Cars

Southbound lane of Zhongshan National Highway.
Please get off at exit A23 (heading for Yuanshan) → Binjiang Street(Toward the Dazhi) → turn left to Dazhi Bridge → trun right to Mingshui Road → turn right to Lequn 2nd Road→ turn left to Jingye 4th Road and Stork 11 Fertility Center (Taipei) will be on your left hand side.
Northbound lane of Zhongshan National Highway Sijhih-Wugu overpass
Please get off at exit A18 heading for Neihu Tiding → Second section of Jiuzong Road → Second section of Tiding Avenue (heading for Dazhi) → turn left to Lequn 2nd Road → turn right to Jingye 4th Road and Stork 11 Fertility Center (Taipei) will be on your left hand side.

 By Metro Taipei

Take MRT Brown Line(Wenhu Line), and get off at Jiannan Rd. Station Exit 3. Walk along Zhifu Road, and turn right to Jingye 4th Road. Then go straight to Jingye 4th Road. Stork 11 Fertility Center will be on your right hand side, across from the Marriott Hotel.

By Bus

BUS A Jingye 4th Road2083342(Shuttle)55372BL20BL7
BUS B Dazhi meidi Garden II26842553645(sub)BR20R3(Shuttle)GR16BL20(Shuttle)BL26BL7
BUS C Dazhi meidi Garden I268645(sub)667BR20R3(Shuttle)GR16BL26



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Sperm Donation Program

Sperm Donation Program


When male lose their sperm production function or have some chromosomal abnormal disease, the couple need to get pregnant through sperm donation program. Stork Fertility Center established our own sperm bank. The donors all pass through our strict health examinations and interview. We provide sperm donors of every blood type. As soon as you submit the documents, we will start pairing process and IUI or IVF treatment. Fulfill your dream to become parents.

 Process of Sperm Donation Program


Q&A about sperm donor program

What kind of health assessments we do for sperm donors?
  1. Assessments include the following: Counseling for hereditary diseases and hereditary psychiatric disorders; Blood testing, including tests for infectious diseases such as hepatitis B, hepatitis C, syphilis, gonorrhea and AIDS; Tests for genetic diseases such as thalassemia (complete blood count, CBC) and spinal muscular atrophy (genetic testing), karyotype testing and toxicology screening (urinanalysis).
  2. There are still risk for other diseases that are not included in the donor assessment or cannot be anticipated by the Center.


Is it OK to use freeze sperm in sperm donor program?

    Embryologists freeze the donor sperm using a special media then keep sperm in liquid nitrogen at minus 196C, and it can be stored for more than ten years while maintaining a reasonable quality. And the post-thaw survival rate is around 30-50%.

How many times can I use the donor sperm?

Varies from treatment.

IVF treatment- Generally 3-4 times. Use intracytoplasmic sperm injection(ICSI) to choose good sperm for insemination.

IUI treatment- Generally 1-2 times. Need to raise the success rate by plenty amount of sperm. Thawing more tubes of sperm can add the number that can use for the treatment.

Can I see photos of sperm donors?

In accordance with the regulations of the Artificial Reproduction Act, the Center can        only provide information concerning the donor's skin color, blood type and race for            reference. All other data shall be kept confidential. And recipients information are            also confidential to donors. Therefore, you're not able to know each other.

Can I use designated donor?

In accordance with the regulations of the Artificial Reproduction Act, the Center can't use
designated donor by recipients' request. And the donor can't designate 
the recipients either. Therefore, you can't not bring your friend or family as donor.

Is there any chance that my child will get married with donor's offspring?

There is very little chance. But if you're worried about it, Ministry of Health and Welfare has Regulations for Inquiring Kinship Information of Concern to the Children Born Through Assisted Reproduction. They can check if there are kinship between them. But they won't disclose donor's information. 


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