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...

How doctors have contributed to the trust deficit

Most doctors are getting increasingly upset about the large number of rules, laws and regulations which the government is passing in order to control what they are allowed to do. Most of these are punitive laws, which impose penalties on doctors, and many doctors resen...

Dr.Sunil Pandya: Medical Errors-How to manage Incompetent Medicos

Dr.Sunil Pandya: Medical Errors:Be Honest with your Patient

The Govt of India U - turn on surrogacy

The recent proposal by the government of India to pass a surrogacy bill which bans commercial surrogacy has raised lots of hackles. Rather than allow this to become a highly polarised debate which just creates more heat rather than sheds light, let's first start the di...

Why don't patients ask their doctors questions ?

I was getting increasingly upset during the consultation with my patient. She had already done four IVF cycles, all of which had failed,  and she didn't have a clue as to what was done during any of the cycles. She didn't know how many follicles she had grown; how many...

Why are systems in hospitals so broken ?

My father in law just got admitted for surgery at a leading hospital because he broke his humerus and he needs to get this fixed.  Being at the receiving end of medical care can be quite an eye-opener for doctors, and I was very disappointed by how broken so many of the...

NDTV program on surrogacy in India with Sonia Singh

Dr.Sunil Pandya: Impact of the Indian Journal of Medical Ethics