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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...

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...