Limits to ART treatment

Summary table

Age limits in ART treatment

Age limit for reimbursement of the laboratory costs Insemination (of eggs) before your 43th birthday
Age limit for reimbursement of the stimulation medication Insemination (of eggs) before your 43th birthday
General legal age limit for egg retrieval before your 46th birthday
Submission of embryo transfer request before your 46th birthday
Embryo transfer with thawed embryos (FRET),
> possibly in the context of a cycle with egg donation
before your 48th birthday
Submission of request for insemination with gametes
> with partner sperm or with donor sperm
> possibly the context of a cycle with egg donation
before your 46th birthday
Insemination of gametes
> with partner sperm or with donor sperm
before your 48th birthday
Submission of request for egg retrieval for later use of the eggs before your 40th birthday

Permitted number of embryos to be transferred in an IVF/ICSI treatment

 IVF cycle
 with fresh embryos 
 before your 36th birthday 
 from age 36
 and before your 40th birthday 
 from age 40
 and before your 48th birthday
1st cycle
 maximum 1 embryo
  maximum 1 embryo  no maximum
2nd cycle
 maximum 1 embryo (*)
  maximum 2 embryos  no maximum
from 3th cycle onwards 
 maximum 2 embryos   maximum 3 embryos  no maximum
 Transfer with thawed embryos (FRET)
 always maximum 2 embryos (**)  
(*) Under certain criteria, the transfer of two embryos will be permitted - depending on the quality of the embryos.
(**) In case of FRET maximum two embryos can be transferred, regardless of your age or the number of cycles involved. The decision on one or two embryos is taken in accordance with the medical guidelines of the CRG.