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Cork is getting a brand new €3 million fertility clinic

Ireland has the highest infertility rate in Europe.

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A NEW FERTILITY clinic has opened in Cork with 20 new jobs expected to be created.

The opening of the SIMS IVF clinic at Citygate, Mahon has created an immediate eight new jobs.

The clinic invested €3 million in the expansion and says it will see further recruitment in the coming months.

The company started 1997 and is now Ireland’s largest private fertility treatment unit with headquarters at Clonskeagh, Dublin.

Co-founder and CEO, Doctor David Walsh said, “World Health Organisation statistics for Ireland show that one in five people here have fertility issues.

In fact, we have the highest infertility rate in Europe, largely due to pregnancy being delayed until relatively late in life.

Treatments include IVF, sperm donation, donor egg treatment, reproductive immunology, and EEVA, the Early Embryo Viability Assessment test.

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The Lord Mayor of Cork Councillor Mary Shields said, “Reproductive technology is an exciting field of medicine focused on new life.

“I welcome the fact that this new SIMS IVF Clinic in Cork now offers more choice, access and information for people in the Munster region with fertility issues.”

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