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Statement of ESHRE on the European Commission proposal of viral screening
Date:11/16/2009

With 900,000 assisted reproduction treatments annually such as IVF and intrauterine inseminations in Europe the Commission's proposal to screen both partners before each treatment could lead to costs of over EUR 140 million annually. These figures do not include the additional overhead costs such as administration, personnel and documentation that the hospitals would have to carry on top of that. The new interpretation of the EU Directive would have substantial implications on the costs of fertility treatments in Europe.

On 19-20 October in a meeting with the National Competent Authorities, the Commission stated that in terms of the directive, all patients must be tested for HIV, hepatitis, Human T-lymphotropic virus, and syphilis prior to each treatment and that this is not open for national interpretation.

Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) is currently covered under the European Union Tissues and Cells Directive (EUTCD; EC/2004/23), a legal document originating from the European Union's public health programme. The Directive covers donation of all tissues and cells within the EU (except blood and blood-products).

Sperm samples from couples who are married or have been together for several years are treated as 'partner donation'. However, couples seeking assisted reproduction generally undergo a series of treatments in one year instead of one single donation as is the case for organ or tissue donations. So testing would have to be done for the same couple and for each treatment.

Currently 500,000 IVF treatments are performed in Europe, on top of these come 400,000 intrauterine inseminations (IUI). Since both partners need to be screened this would lead to 1.4 million tests a year. With an average cost of EUR 100 per test kit, this would result in a cost burden of EUR 140 million for the European ART sector.

"In the history of ART and the area covered by the Directive there has been no single documented report of vi
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Contact: Hanna Hanssen
hanna@eshre.com
32-473-353-381
European Society for Human Reproduction and Embryology
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