The recent announcement by Malaysia government to allow withdrawal from EPF accounts 2 for fertility treatments is worth celebrating for.
WHO announced that the continuous trend of falling fertility rates worldwide is now a public issue. Malaysia is just no exception in this context as the fertility rate in Malaysia is continuing to decline — it is at 1.8 babies per woman.
One of the ways to address this matter includes encouraging couples to have more children through medical assistance – yet costs of such treatments are extremely high, with In-vitro Fertilisation (IVF) treatments ranging between RM4,000 to RM30,000 per cycle.
If you are trying to start or expand your family and are considering IVF, this is the right time.