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Juggling with Genetics

Afternoon Despatch and Courier, By Tara Patel Is there such a thing as a tailor-made baby? No such thing yet, exclaimed a bemused British Doctor, Dr. Alan Thornhill, visiting Mumbai and India for the third time --- this time in association with city doctor Dr. Aniruddh...

Why I enjoy teaching IVF patients

                        When doing an IVF cycle for my patients, I often ask them to point out their follicles during the ultrasound scans; or to tell me which of their embryos is of the best quality when we show them these in the IVF lab. Many patients are quite take...

Male Infertility Testing : Semen Analysis , Sperm Counts . Testing the Man's Fertility

  Why should the man be tested first ? Where should the semen analysis be done ? How do I provide a sample for semen analysis ?   Why should the man be tested first ? In the past, infertility was blamed wholly and solely on the woman. This may have been to prote...

Approaches that Doctors Take when a Patient's IVF Cycle Fails

                               There's a lot of pressure on IVF doctors when an IVF cycle fails. Patients want a baby - and since they have not succeeded, they want answers as to why the cycle failed ! Three Approaches  Doctors will take one of 3 approaches. Many...

Are Blood Tests and Ultrasound Scans of any use for Testing the Infertile Man ? The Testis Biopsy

  What blood tests can be done for infertile men ? Of what use is an ultrasound exam in evaluating an infertile man ? Of what use is a testicular biopsy ?   What blood tests can be done for infertile men ? Blood Tests for Men For most infertile men, the semen a...

Keeping Up With the Jones

Mid-Day, By Vidya Shivram Dr Amy Jones's contribution to mankind is teaching medical centres to implement a new infertility treatment technique She is all 25. A love for travelling combined with a love for work appears to have brought Dr Amy Jones to Mumbai. An embry...

How can we make IVF more affordable

1.       We need to make IVF more affordable , because there are millions of Indian infertile couples who require IVF, but can't pay for it , because it's become so expensive . Health insurers should cover for IVF treatment, because infertility is the commonest med...

Why IVF babies have more problems

A lot of people worry that IVF babies are abnormal as compared to babies made in the bedroom . This is often based on press reports which say that IVF increases the risk of babies having medical problems . This is true , but we need to understand why ! Th...

Factors Affecting the Success of IVF Treatment Cycle

                                              IVF treatment is not a completely foolproof method of treating infertile couples. There are many instances where the transferred embryos fail to implant, even though they are high quality. No-one can predict which cy...

Any Man Can Father A Child, Says Doc

Mid-Day, BY A STAFF REPORTER EVERY man, no matter what his medical problem, can father a child with his own sperm, according to Dr Aniruddha Malpani, a city-based doctor and member of the European Society for Human Reproduction. The new technique, called TSE ICSI (pr...