The IVF embryoscope scam

Many IVF clinics are in a technology arms race. They want to play the game of one-upmanship, by boasting that the have the "newest and latest" technology, which makes them better than the other clinics. While this is a great marketing ploy, the tragedy is that many cli...

Does your IVFclinic offer xxxxxx treatment ?

One of the commonest questions patients ask us is - We read about the following advanced treatment option on google. Does your clinic offer this treatment ? Now we have been doing IVF for over  25 years, and have seen many fashions and  fads come and go.  Yes, IVF is a...

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Why junior doctors in India are running scared

Protecting doctors against medical terrorism

Futile overtesting after an IVF cycle has failed.

A failed IVF cycle can be extremely traumatic for the patient because you do it with a lot of hope knowing that that's your best option. It's the court of last resort after all, and when the cycle fails you're world goes to pieces because you're not sure what to do nex...

Iatrogenic infertility - when infertility doctors cause infertility !

Being infertile is bad enough, but it's a hundred times worse when the infertility is actually caused by your doctor. This is what we call Iatrogenic Infertility and it is of two types. One is permanent , where your fertility is damaged irreversibly because of somethin...

How can we prevent doctor bashing ?

Now that the doctors have gone back to work, everyone is breathing a sigh of relief. The government is very pleased that they have averted a crisis, and that patients are being looked after once again; and the junior doctors are pleased that they can go back to comp...

The insecurity of poor quality IVF clinics

A patient asked me for a second opinion after a failed IVF cycle . I asked her to send me photos of her embryos, so I could provide personalised advice. She sent me this email. I tried to get the photos, however this is the reply from the embryologist. Should I be co...

The difference between a chemical pregnancy and a false pregnancy.

We often see patients who have done an IVF cycle elsewhere, and who get a positive pregnancy test result. They are ecstatic  when they are told by the doctor that they're pregnant. However, their HCG levels are usually between 30 mIU/ml - 100 mIU/ml or so, and they neve...