Celebrating 9th Anniversary as Pioneering Leader in Infertility Treatment

Phnom Penh, Cambodia – September 14, 2023

Fertility Clinic of Cambodia (FCC) is celebrating its 9th anniversary as a pioneer and leading provider of infertility treatment in Cambodia. Over the past nine years, FCC has helped over 3,000 families, through in-vitro fertilization (IVF), achieve their dream of parenthood, and its success rate and customer satisfaction are at par with that of other countries in the region.

FCC, a patient-centered care provider, is known for its safety and efficacy in all fertility treatments. The clinic’s team of experienced and compassionate physicians and staff use the latest diagnostic and treatment technologies to provide patients with the best possible chance of success. FCC is also certified by ISO 9001:2015, which materializes its commitment to quality and patient safety.

In addition to its clinical excellence, FCC is also a leader in research and education in infertility treatment practice in Cambodia. FCC’s clinicians and biologists are constantly working to develop new and improved treatments for infertility. Back in December 2023, FCC initiated what it hopes to be a long series of Global Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART) Updates to facilitate the access to new modalities of infertility treatments for doctors in the Phnom Penh area and the whole South East Asia with a panel of world specialists – Europe, USA, Singapore and Vietnam – in the field of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (REI).  Besides, FCC offers training and education programs for its own medical professionals and management executives to help them provide the best possible care to their patients.

Beyond the recognition at home, FCC’s commitment to excellence has been recognized by its peers in the region. In September 2023, FCC’s Medical Director and Co-Founder, Dr Sokteang Sean becomes ASPIRE Country Representative for Cambodia. ASPIRE (Asia Pacific Initiative on Reproduction) is devoted to enriching patient care quality with a specific emphasis on fertility services within Asia Pacific Region. Its fundamental objective is to elevate awareness and comprehension of various treatment options available for infertility, empowering healthcare professionals to effectively guide their patients toward such treatments. In her speech at 9th Year Celebration event, Dr Sean remarked, “Efficacy and Safety, I believe, are key principles in professional career of a physician. As much as we would like to be efficacious in the result of our treatment, we must have no compromise on the safety of our patient. As an fertility physician and FCC’s Medical Director, I give my due diligence and utmost attention to details in all treatments at all times with all patients.”

Fertility rate is defined as the average number of children born to women during their reproductive years. After the fall of the Khmer Rouge’s regime in 1979 and a progressive return to normal life, fertility rate, nearly reaching 6, show a remarkable rebound in Cambodia, a phenomenon called “Post-Khmer Rouge Baby Boom”, comparable to what the world has seen after the World War II. Today, however, “The falsely reassuring impression of a Post Khmer Rouge Baby Boom is over.” commented Professor Dominique de Ziegler, FCC’s Chief Scientific Advisor, who has authored more than 250 articles and numerous book chapters in the field of reproductive hormones, infertility, and assisted reproductive technologies (ART). Cambodia’s present fertility rate is equal to that of its neighboring country, Vietnam, hovering slightly above 2. He added that in order for a country’s population to remain stable, fertility rate needs to remain no less than 2.1, and a figure below that clearly does not assure population replacement.

FCC’s leadership embraces its business with operating principles clarity, effectiveness and efficiency to ensure its efficacy, safety, and patient-centered care, ultimately gaining high level of patient satisfaction. Its Chairman & CEO, Mr Hor Samnang mentioned the clarity of must-achieve end-goal in mind in his founding of FCC. With its unprecedented initiative in reproduction in Cambodia and strategic decision, FCC contributes immensely with the Royal Government of Cambodia to address social and economic challenges by establishing this service at home in Cambodia where people would rise above their issues of domestic violence, divorce, and depression due to infertility crisis and enormously save their doubling economic expenses if they were to receive this medical service abroad for their parenting goals.

“I tried, but I had no kid. I was desperate. I heard of this infertility treatment. I decided to go for it. I had my first kid who is also the first IVF kid of Cambodia. She is 8 years old now,” happily said by Mrs Beng Chanry who is now a mother of 2 children living in Sihanoukville.

FCC 9th Anniversary