2 09, 2015

7 Common IVF Myths & Misconceptions

The birth of the world’s first IVF baby Louise Joy Brown in 1978 marked the beginning of a revolution which has since brought joy to millions of childless couples across the globe. A technique in which oocytes or eggs retrieved from a woman’s ovaries are combined with healthy sperm from the male partner in a

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20 08, 2015

Male Infertility: Misconceptions, Causes and Solutions

In the last few decades, male infertility in India has been on a steady rise. At the international conference on Challenges in Infertility Management (CIIM) in 2014, experts observed that male infertility now contributes to 6 in 10 of all infertility cases in the country. In most cases, low sperm count is the underlying cause.

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17 08, 2015

Infertility Treatment: Are You Being Taken for a Ride?

With infertility in both men and women on the rise, there has been an influx of infertility treatment centres and IVF clinics all over the country. In the past decade, ART (assisted reproductive technology) has witnessed several breakthroughs which make infertility treatments such as IVF more patient-friendly and also greatly affect success rates. Unfortunately, not

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13 08, 2015

Modern Advance Treatment to Conceive a baby

IVF, IUI and ICSI: What is the Difference? IVF, IUI and ICSI are various forms of infertility treatments or assisted reproductive techniques (ART). Unlike IVF, IUI does not always involve administration of fertility medication, hence considered a more ‘natural’ fertility treatment. ICSI is a modification of the standard IVF procedure undertaken in cases of severe

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11 08, 2015

Why Has My Fertility Doctor Prescribed So Many Tests?

Couples going through infertility treatment may sometimes feel overwhelmed with having to go through a number of tests, particularly at the time of diagnosis. Given that some clinics do mislead unsuspecting patients and advise unnecessary tests, it is not unusual for a patient to be apprehensive about the necessity of all the tests recommended by

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