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How can we make IVF more affordable in India ?

I often see lots of infertile patients who could get pregnant if they did IVF treatment. Unfortunately, they just cannot afford to do an IVF cycle for financial reasons, and they end up without a baby. It fair to say  that  this causes them a significant amount of  fru...

How Babies are Made - The Basics of Human Fertility and Reproduction

  How does a woman's reproductive system function ? Can you explain the menstrual cycle and its role in fertility ? Every school child knows that you need eggs and sperm to make a baby. However, we need to examine the basics in greater detail, so let's start by ta...

The difference between IVF outputs and IVF outcomes - what every patient needs to know !

What every patient ( and every doctor) wants from every IVF cycle is a happy ending -  a baby. It's great when we can achieve this happy outcome, but sadly IVF does not have a 100% pregnancy rate, which means many IVF cycles fail. While this is heartbreaking, the patie...

Striving To Overcome Male Infertility

Indian Express, TS Gopal Rethinaraj India has not lagged behind the West in the field of medicine but it has to accelerate certain developments which might meet with stiff resistance here. There are certain areas like infertility where many unorthodox clinical practice...

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...

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...

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...

Certifying the quality of an IVF lab

Patients know that there is a lot of variability between the success rates of IVF clinics, and they are not sure how to make sure that they one they select is a good clinic or not. Should they go by their family doctor's advice ? or the size of the advertisement the c...

Information Therapy for IVF patients

  One of the reason IVF cycles can be so stressful is because patients are so poorly prepared for it. For one thing, they have very unrealistic expectations , and they expect that they're going to get pregnant in the first cycle itself.   Now I understand th...