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Why IVF patients should make their own choices

Not all of medicine is black or white , and there are lots of gray zone areas, especially in IVF. This is why it's so important for patients to express their preferences, and for doctors to respect these. Thus, many IVF patients have fibroids, which are a...

The patient IVF patient !

Patience, persistence, and perseverance are extremely important for IVF patients. Part of the problem is that everyone wants instant gratification in this day and age ! They have very unrealistic expectations of IVF success rates, partly because of...

What should we change in the next IVF cycle ?

A patient sent me this email Dear Doctor, As you know, my first cycle failed, even though everything was perfect, and I am heartbroken ! You have suggested that we stick to the same medical protocol , but I have a bunch of questions which I would like...

Why biology is no longer destiny for Indian women.

Once upon a time, career women who were ambitious had to make a hard choice when they were 30 . They knew that their fertility was maximal when they were young, and that the best time to have a baby was when they were about 25. On the other hand, this was the...

Why professional women should consider freezing their eggs routinely when they are 30

Everyone knows that egg quality declines as women get older, and their chances of getting pregnant drop. This is why women who want to pursue a career are in a quandary. Should they defer child bearing, because they want to become the CEO? Or should they get p...

The donor egg scam

When you should worry about the quality of your IVF clinic !

If the embryologist doesn't even bother to spell "single" correctly, you should worry a lot about his competence and ability !

Allowing IVF patients to decide

As an IVF doctor, I'm very respectful of patients' preferences. After all, infertility is not a medical problem, it's a social construct. Lots of people are quite happy not having a baby, so if they choose not to have one, that's their choice too ! We treat the...

Being Infertile does not mean that you are a failure !

One of the problems of being infertile is that patients start thinking of themselves as failures, since they can't even do such a simple thing like making a baby in their bedroom - something which millions of women do routinely all the time. This can be...

How much does an IVF cycle cost ?

  IVF can be an expensive treatment, and cost is a major constraint for lots of patients, who need to be careful about how they spend their money.   The problem is that lots of IVF clinics provide very misleading information about how much they charge for an...