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Fear of IVF

         Many infertile couples are afraid of doing IVF. For some of them, the fear is so overwhelming, that they refuse to even consider this option, thus depriving themselves of their best chance of having a baby ! There are many reasons for this fear....

Infertility- The Risk Factors

                                                                 Infertility is something that can affect both men and women and there are a number of different causes too. In many cases, there are certain risk factors that tend to trigger infertility causes such as:...

The limits of IVF technology

  The IVF lab is the heart of IVF treatment. We keep your eggs and sperms safely in the incubator, and your embryos grow in the IVF culture medium in vitro, until they form good quality blastocysts, which are ready to either be frozen , or to be transferred into yo...

Day 3 vs Day 5 transfer , if there is only a single embryo

If you have only a single embryo, should you do a transfer on Day 3 or Day 5 ? This is a common dilemma which both patients and doctors face , and there are pros and cons for both approaches. After all, if you have only one embryo, then why bother to wai...

Infertility tests which waste time and money

Being well informed can save you from wasteful and unnecessary Infertility tests that are a drain on resources and time. Here are some of the tests that are often ordered but not required for successful diagnosis, and a checklist of questions you should ask your doctor...

Proofing God's Screenplay Outlook Magazine, Nov 20, 2000 By Shameem Akhtar

Hereditary disorders can now be detected in a test-tube embryo in India and abortion avoided. Thirty-five-year-old Amrita Kaur's (name changed) nephew has Down's Syndrome. It's a mental disorder (stunting) with malformation of physical features (fingers and face). Part...

The abuse and misuse of surrogacy

                                                    Surrogacy in India gets a lot of press - and often for all the wrong reasons.There's a lot of talk about how rich Westerners are coming to India for surrogacy and exploiting poor women by using their uterus...

Malpani Clinic in the Print Media

Our baby joy, by test-tube tourists who flew to India Britons risked fury of health professionals at home to have banned multi-embryo implant Amelia Gentleman in Mumbai Sunday March 26, 2006 The Observer After 18 years of trying for a child, and thousands of pounds s...

Sperm DNA fragmentation does not affect your fertility !

A patient just send me this email I have had a sperm test done and my Sperm DNA Fragmentation ( DFI) index count is 40 %. My doctor says my wife will require a sperm donor.  This is a classic example of how over-testing leads to poor medical care and harms pat...

Low Sperm Count : Causes & Treatment of Oligospermia and Oligoasthenospermia

  Why is treatment of a low sperm count so confusing ? What can the man with a low sperm count do ? Why do I have a low sperm count ? Is there any connection between a low sperm count and sexual performance ?   Why is treatment of a low sperm count so confusin...