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Regulatory and Funding Matters

For In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF):

  1. IVF counselling is mandatory under Ministry of Health guidelines.
  2. There may be waiting time before starting program.
  3. Limits on age and number of IVF attempts.

For IVF and Frozen Embryo Transfer (FET):

Government co-funding and Medisave applicable if one of the spouses is a Singaporean and the wife must be under 40 years of age at the start of the IVF treatment. For more information, please refer to Ministry of Health
website for guidelines.

For Neonatal Insurance:

Following the introduction of MediShield Life and the MediSave Grant for Newborns, the Ministry has decided to remove the requirement for couples to purchase ARP insurance for neonatal care before undergoing IVF. This change will take eect from 1 April 2019.

Notwithstanding the removal of the requirement, couples who wish to have additional coverage beyond MediShield Life and MediSave may still purchase ARP insurance or other maternity insurance plans in the private
insurance market to meet their needs.

Under Ministry of Health guidelines, CARE does not practice:

  • Sex selection unless medically indicated.
  • Social storage of gamete or embryos unless medically indicated.