Our expert says:
The cost with IVF is much higher. I cannot give you an exact figure as this varies from place to place, but you are probably looking at around R10 000. The procedure is much more complicated as it involves extracting your eggs ( after stimulating your cycle so that you produce more than one), fertilising them with your partner's sperm in a test tube and then putting the fertilised egg back into the uterus. This involves a number of scans, drugs and two procedures. Success rate is about 30%.
I assume that if you had a tubal ligation that you are not very young. Fertility decreases with age, particularly after 35 years, so if you are planning to go this route, the sooner you do so the better.
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