While it's true that reproductive biological systems are the same for women all over the world, it’s also true that Indian women marry much younger ; and that their ability to be able to pay is much more limited. This is actually a huge opportunity for a clever IVF clinic which wants to differentiate itself and create a mark in the world by addressing the needs of infertile couples at “ the bottom of the pyramid” ! Rather than follow standard aggressive IVF super ovulation protocols , Indian doctors need to develop protocols for indigent patients. Typically these would be low-cost protocols , which would involve either letrozole or clomiphene citrate for super ovulation , so that these patients would grow maybe 2-3 follicles ; and the doctor would transfer 1-2 embryos without having to make the patient spend a lot of money .
Indians have a great reputation for innovation and frugality and Indian doctors need to capitalize on this. This actually is a great opportunity to develop new techniques and innovations which can actually help put the IVF doctor who's willing to do this on the world map and become a global leader . He will be able to treat a much larger number of patients , as compared to the other IVF clinics , which charge so much more. This could happen in medical colleges ; or in private clinics set up in smaller towns , which have a captive patient population base of a large number of infertile women who cannot afford standard high-cost IVF, which is what most IVF clinics in the cities offer . This doctor would then be able to tailor his protocol for patients who are likely to be patient ; and are willing to do multiple cycles , because the cycle costs much less
money , and they cannot go anywhere else !
Is a smart Indian IVF entrepreneur doctor listening ?