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Aspiring parents often find it challenging to compare the costs of various fertility procedures such as in vitro fertilization, intrauterine insemination and egg freezing.

That’s because the cost of fertility treatments run the gamut depending on the procedure, location, medications used, insurance coverage and other factors.

Still, there are some strategies couples and individuals can use to get a sense of their fertility procedure costs, which can help them make a plan to pay for them. Here’s what to know.

The Cost of IVF

Average cost: $10,000 to $15,000.

In vitro fertilization, commonly called IVF, involves a series of medical procedures during which a woman’s eggs are retrieved, fertilized and transferred to the uterus, all in the hopes of achieving pregnancy.

The average cost of IVF in the U.S. is $10,000 to $15,000, according to the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology.

That said, the out-of-pocket cost will increase if the patient undergoes additional procedures, uses certain medications and receives additional testing. “It totally varies,” says Arielle Spiegel, founder of CoFertility, an online platform aimed at uncomplicating the fertility treatment process with resources, tools and content.

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