The £100 'condom' that is £4,900 cheaper than IVF but just as effective has helped hundreds of couples to conceiveBy Guest Nicole
The Stork has a success rate of 20% - comparable to IVF It works by first collecting sperm into a cervical cap at the end of a condom, then using a method known to improve the chances of pregnancy Figures revealed for the first time show it's helped hundreds of couples since launching two years ago However, experts believe the true number could be much higher The device costs £100 in the UK and $80 in the US - compared with a round of IVF which costs £5,000 and $12,000
A £100 'condom' has helped hundreds of couple become parents just two years after its launch, figures released for the first time show.
Experts have revealed the success rate of the over-the-counter device, which does the exact opposite of what condoms are usually used for, is around 20 per cent - almost as effective as IVF.
But the device, called The Stork, costs £100 in the UK which is £4,900 less than a cycle of IVF in the UK and at $80 it is considerably less than IVF in the US where cycles cost about $12,000.
Figures show the conception kit, which uses a cap with a condom-like device to hold sperm close to the cervix, has helped 150 British couples become parents since its launch.
The device is also sold in the US and has been available in Australia since last year - helping couples worldwide.
However, experts believe this figure could be much higher as many parents are unwilling to come forward and share their experiences.
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