Romanian authorities offer money for in-vitro fertilizationStaff Writer | March 29, 2018
Authorities in the Romanian capital have promised financial aid for women who seek fertility treatment to get pregnant in a bid to increase falling birthrates.
Europe A bid to increase falling birthrates
The project also grants 2,000 lei ($540) to women for medical expenses not covered by insurance while they are pregnant. About 20,000 babies are born annually in Bucharest.
Firea said one in six couples is affected by infertility and Romania ranks fifth in the world for infertility rates.
The per-capita rate for IVF treatment in Romania is only a tenth of that in Western Europe, the city hall said. ■