Why PCOD Patients are like a Porsche

(Friday, June 06, 2014) We see a number of Polycystic Ovarian Disease – PCOD Patients who have been treated extremely poorly. When they do not get pregnant with simpler treatment options such as ovulation induction or IUI, they are advised to do IVF. However, a...

Work Now, Conceive Later

(Thursday, June 05, 2014) Sunaina Oza* is a 33-years old corporate lawyer at a multinational bank in Mumbai. She is single, works almost 10 hours a day and is pushing for a big career leap — her aim is to head the legal department in a couple of years. Her only...

Freezing eggs and embryos - suspending time!

(Friday, June 13, 2014) Time reports that a study of 200 women found that, half of those pursuing degrees in sports or education would consider freezing their eggs to give them the option to delay starting a family, while more than 8 out of 10 women pursuing a...

Pregnancy destroying factor – taking patients for a ride

(Monday, June 09, 2014) Infertile couples are emotionally vulnerable, and it breaks my heart when I see them being taken for a ride. Sadly, doctors do this by exploiting their ignorance. An infertile patient recently sent me an email. Her doctor has told...

Happy Doctor's Day

(Wednesday, July 01, 2014) Doctor's Day is meant to be a day of celebration, but the rash of articles on medical corruption leave a bad taste in many doctors' mouths. Doctor bashing has always been popular, but we also need to worry about the imp...

Wise words from an expert IVF patient

(Wednesday, July 03, 2014) Often the best source of solace and comfort for infertile couples is another infertile patient - someone who has "been there, done that". I am fortunate that I am privileged to be a doctor to an expert IVF patient, from whom I learn so mu...

Trying to avoid IVF

(Wednesday, July 04, 2014) I recently received an e-mail from patient. He had obstructive azoospermia, and said - I desperately want to avoid doing IVF. Can you please offer me any medical solution for this problem? He had already spent many years and l...

Verbal armour for infertile couples

(Saterday, July 05, 2014) It’s easy to fumble for words when on the receiving end of a comment about fertility. Alice Domar, who runs the Domar Center for Mind-Body Health at Boston IVF, offers clients handy comebacks for common conversations. http://www....

What do patients want from their doctor ?

(Saterday, July 05, 2014) What do patients from their doctors ? They want doctors to be: Available Affordable Accessible Polite Respectful Competent Careful It seems to be a long list ! What d...

Fighting medical corruption in India

(Sunday, July 06, 2014) After blowing the lid off doctors taking cuts for referrals and prescribing treatment for profit, Dr Samiran Nundy suggests procedure audits and computerized records to right this wrong practice. http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Home/S...