In the past, IVF was purely a medical procedure , which was done only for medical reasons.

Thus, IVF was restricted for infertile couples, who couldn't have a baby in their bedroom, for various reasons such as blocked fallopian tubes , or a low sperm count. IVF allowed us to do in the lab what was not happening for them in their bedroom , because nature had let them down.

Today, however, women often want more control over their bodies. They want to have a baby quickly , so they can move on with their lives.

They aren't willing to be patient and wait until nature takes its own course, especially because a lot of these young career professionals get married at a later age.

Even though they know that they can get pregnant in the bedroom if they wait, they also understand that human reproduction is not a very efficient enterprise, and they want to accelerate the efficiency. This is why they opt for IVF, so they can have a baby more quickly.

They find this a very cost effective use of their resources, because time is at a premium for them, and they want to optimize their use of it.

This is the new indication for doing IVF - patient preference driven IVF for social reasons, which is perfectly acceptable. Do you agree ?

What to find an IVF clinic which respects your time and intelligence ?






Authored by : Dr Aniruddha Malpani, MD and reviewed by Dr Anjali Malpani.
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