Infertile couples should stop thinking of themselves as being patients.

The reality is that they're really not sick. For one thing, not having a baby, which is being childless is more a social condition rather than anything else, so that for people who don't have a baby and don't want to have one, they call it child-free and not infertile.
Yes, infertility is a medically treatable problem because it is a result of a medical disease for example, a low sperm count or blocked tubes, but that doesn't mean that the woman, who's taking the IVF treatment is a patient. She's not sick, just because she happens to be going to a doctor for having a baby !

All we're doing with a lot of our assisted reproductive technology is helping nature and giving it a hand, so that we can do in the lab what is not happening naturally in the bedroom.
Remember that ART is assisted reproductive technology, not artificial reproductive technology - we're not doing anything artificial or creating synthetic eggs or sperms or embryos in the lab !
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Authored by : Dr Aniruddha Malpani, MD and reviewed by Dr Anjali Malpani.

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