The problem with going to a very busy IVF doctor

All infertile patients want to go the best possible IVF doctor so that they have the highest chance of being successful. This is why many prefer going to a very busy IVF clinic . They use his popularity as a surrogate marker for his technical competence. After all ,...

Is your startup failing ?

While there's always a lot of excitement when a new startup is launched, unfortunately, we don't talk enough about the times when a startup is on its last legs and may need to shut down. One of the key decisions many startup founders and funders need to make is when t...

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How to protect yourself from medical errors

Medical errors can be a nightmare - both for patients, and for doctors. However, this is one of those topics which we prefer to sweep under the carpet, because it can be so emotionally charged. This is the first book from India on this important topic, and provi...

A simple method to improve patient satisfaction

This is true for many reasons. Firstly, while the patient is in hospital, they're scared to criticise the medical staff, because they don't want them to get upset . They are worried that negative comments will mean that their patient will be neglected. This usually mea...

Why banning commercial surrogacy is not a good idea

The Government of India has decided to pass a law which bans commercial surrogacy. I think it's good that surrogacy is being regulated , because it is often misused and overused. A few unscrupulous clinics were doing too much surrogacy when it wasn't called for, simply...

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Why is it so easy to fool IVF patients?

I just did a consultation with a patient who had done three IUI cycles at a local clinic. She'd got pregnant in each and every IUI cycle, but had apparently miscarried. Now this seemed a little fishy to me - after all, it sounded too good to be true. An IUI cycle has a...

Sex, the infertile couple , and the doctor

We all know that infertility and sexuality are closely linked and this connection has multiple relationships. Thus, having sex infrequently will obviously affect fertility, and this is a surprisingly common problem in today's day and age in metropolises like Mumbai , wh...