As work and social norms continue to delay marriage and baby-making plans for couples, the number of people seeking IVF treatment will rise.

More Hong Kong couples turning to IVF treatment as late marriage trend and work, money constraints delay baby-making

  • 4,000 to 5,000 embryo implants done each year, with couples prepared to pay up to HK$200,000 to have a baby
  • Older celebrity mums have helped dispel lingering taboo that keeps shy infertile couples from trying IVF
Topic |   Reproductive health

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As work and social norms continue to delay marriage and baby-making plans for couples, the number of people seeking IVF treatment will rise.
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Simone McCarthy

Simone McCarthy

Simone McCarthy joined the Post in 2018. She previously wrote about China tech, business and society for SupChina and has a bachelor's in literature from Yale University and a master's from Columbia Journalism School.

David Vetter

David Vetter

Now a senior reporter on the city desk, David joined the Post in 2016 as editor of HK Magazine following ten years of reporting and editing for publications in Hong Kong, China and the UK. He holds a master's degree in international journalism.