Infertility Becoming A Serious Issue: Doctor
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29 November 2010
Infertility is becoming a serious issue amongst urban couples and experts attribute it to male and female partners equally. With socio–economic changes in India being the basic cause behind infertility according to the experts in reproductive medicines, 60 per cent of factors lie with both of the marital partners each and 20 per cent of factors are shared by both.
German doctor Dr Arvind Chandra and director of Morpheus ART– an Indo–German joint venture, shared his experiences and observations of 20 years practise in the field of fertility. "Late marriages and late pregnancies are one of the major factors leading to infertility. However, services like IVF, Intracytoplasmic Morphologically (selected sperm injection), endocrine regulation, embryo donation, surrogacy and endocrine regulation are available to treat the causes of infertility."
Morpheus ART– India’s first chain of fertility clinics, headquartered in Germany, has organised fertility camps from November 23 to 28 in different cities in the country. The Pune camp was held on Thursday. "The success of IVF is age dependent. The pregnancy rate of In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) is about 40 percent while the birth rate is 25 percent " said Chandra.
Dr Chandra, who has been practising since 1992 in Germany, also spoke on the Indian scenario of infertility treatment against that in Germany. "In India, Tuberculosis is another major factor causing infertility, which we have not reported in Germany. Also, the laws being very strict in Germany, the treatment includes restricted number of embryos being transferred that is not more than two,"he added.
Dr Meenu Agarwal, one of the core fertility specialists at city–based Morpheus–Bliss Fertility Centre recommended the couples above the age of 35 years and incapable to conceive after six months of efforts, to visit the fertility experts.