Artificial Insemination Cost In Cape Town


If you are interested in artificial insemination, you will be pleased to know that this safe and effective assisted reproductive therapy is available at world class facilities in the heart of the beautiful city of Cape Town. At Cape Fertility, we also make quality fertility treatment affordable.


There is no single, one-size-fits-all answer about what the cost of a fertility treatment is, for several reasons. In this article, we provide a better insight about the cost of artificial insemination by explaining what artificial insemination treatment entails, what the cost of a cycle of artificial insemination treatment is, what factors could influence the cost and how to get affordable treatment here in Cape Town.


What artificial insemination treatment entails

Artificial insemination refers to a process in which semen is placed in a woman’s vagina or cervix by a means other than sexual intercourse. It is a widely-used form of assisted reproductive technology (ART) that has proven over time to be both safe and effective.

Artificial insemination is a non-invasive procedure, and because it entails very little medical risk for the women undergoing the treatment, it is very safe. It is also a relatively quick and easy procedure, compared to other fertility treatments such as in vitro fertilisation (IVF).

In addition, it offers a good success rate and it is not as expensive as other fertility treatments.

What the cost of a cycle of artificial insemination treatment is

Here at our beautiful purpose-built premises in Cape Town – one of the world’s most beautiful cities – the cost of a cycle of artificial insemination treatment is approximately R5000 – R10000 at the time of writing. As mentioned, it is lower than, for example, the cost of a cycle of IVF treatment which is approximately R60000 – R70000 at the time of writing. For the current cost estimates, please visit our Costs of Treatment page.

However, knowing the costs do not always provide a clear picture unless you know exactly what treatment – or combination of treatments – you need. This is because the cost will depend on the type and amount of medication required and whether additional procedures are necessary.

The reality is that there is no one-size-fits-all answer or a standard menu with prices from which you choose the fertility treatments you think might work or can afford.

This is because proper fertility care is highly individualised; and there are many possible causes of infertility; and many possible treatments and different types of medication that may be required – all of which influences the costs.

The actual cost of the fertility treatment you require will depend on the type of treatment or treatments necessary, and the type and amount of medication required.

What factors could influence the cost

Although fertility challenges are often the result of a medical condition, there is no one-size-fits-all treatment package or silver bullet tablets that will ‘cure’ infertility.

Every patient’s case is unique and the testing and treatment plan recommendations are based upon individual circumstances. Every single patient has a different underlying issue that is preventing pregnancy. In addition, a 25-year-old patient will require very different care than, for example, a 45-year-old patient.

Therefore, the costs can vary considerably from patient to patient.

Remember, there is not a single cause of infertility or a single treatment or a pill to resolve infertility. In fact, there is a range of causes of female infertility, as well as a number of causes of male infertility, in addition to the possibility that there may be multiple causes from either or both partners – or no cause that can be found.

Approximately one-third of infertility is attributed to the female partner, one-third attributed to the male partner, and one-third is caused by a combination of problems in both partners, or is unexplained. It is crucial to know the exact cause of your infertility challenge, so that only the best possible treatment and medications can be selected.

There are a range of advanced treatments available today to address these many causes of infertility. This is also another reason why it is not possible to provide a simple answer regarding the cost of treatment at a fertility clinic or be accurate regarding the prices of individual treatments.

The cost of fertility treatment depends on the type and number of treatments done, and the amount of medication required. Not every couple will need the same combination of treatments or medications. The cost will depend on the amount of medication used and whether additional procedures are necessary.

There are also other factors to consider, such as whether your medical aid will cover some of the costs. Medical aid schemes in South Africa in general do not cover assisted reproduction technologies or treatments like IVF, although some may cover procedures such as surgery required. Members of Discovery Health’s top medical plans now have cover for assisted reproductive therapies including artificial insemination subject to many terms and conditions.

Undergoing infertility treatment can be a significant financial strain on couples. Fortunately, there are also options such as finance for fertility treatment and your fertility specialist will be able to provide you with more information.

How to get affordable treatment

Quality fertility treatment can be affordable, and at Cape Fertility we ensure it is – by valuing each individual patient, delivering individualised and personalised care, and always striving for higher success rates.

Every patient’s case is unique and your treatment plan is a unique combination of treatments and medications custom-made for you and your partner by your fertility specialist to give you the very best chance of a successful pregnancy. Therefore, the costs for your fertility treatment may vary considerably from that of another couple.

Because we value each patient, we spare no effort bringing into play the expertise and experience of our entire team, along with our advanced equipment and facilities, to establish exactly what your unique infertility challenges are and which specific combination of treatments and medications are required for you. In this way, we ensure the costs at our fertility clinic include only the treatments and medications that will give you the very best chance of a healthy pregnancy.

We will also assist you with advice regarding medical aid cover and finance. Being able to claim back some of the costs, and the ability to pay off finance in more affordable monthly instalments, considerably reduce the financial burden on many of our patients.

Importantly, at Cape Fertility, we also always strive for higher success rates, so our patients have a superior chance of success for every treatment cycle they invest in.

We already have impressive success rates to build on. For example, our success rate with artificial insemination is 15%, but where donor sperm is used, the success rate is 24%.

Your next step

To make sure you get the right fertility treatments at the best possible cost, you need an initial consultation with a fertility specialist to determine what the exact cause of your fertility challenges as a couple are – and thus what treatment is the best given your unique circumstances.

Setting up your initial consultation is as simple as contacting us here

At Cape Fertility, we value each individual patient and we look forward to providing you with individualised and personalised care, affordable quality fertility treatment, and higher success rates at our purpose-built premises in the beautiful city of Cape Town.