OUTLOOK COVER STORY - 1 JULY 2002 India's Best Hospitals

                                                                Outlook Magazine, India's leading weekly newsmagazine, carried out a survey to rank India's best hospitals (1 July 2002 cover) . This survey ranked the country's best health centres in the areas of cardiol...

Will IVF Cause Me To Run Out Of Eggs ?

                                           Most of us have several questions while undergoing IVF treatment. The main concern is about running out of eggs. Read on to find out the actual answer to settle this concern. I just got this email from one of my patients." Ho...

Embryo / Oocyte Vitrification protocol

                                               Vitrification allows us to store eggs and embryos very efficiently ! This is a challenging technique - and this article describes why we have such high success rates when we use this in our clinic This tech...

APHRODISIACS - Searching for the elixir of love

                                              Just like the age-old search for the alchemist's mythical stone which would turn lead to gold, man has always longed to find a potent aphrodisiac. Named after Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love, beauty, and fertil...

Amenorrhea and infertility

                                   Amenorrhea is the absence of periods. It is a symptom which is a result of some underlying disorder of the reproductive system. It may or may not be accompanied by other symptoms like headache, excess facial hair, and abdomina...

My IVF Success Story

This is our story towards success. We are a couple from Bangalore, married in 2011 and reside abroad. We wanted to start our family immediately after marriage. But after a year of no luck, we decided to consult an infertility specialist. On our vacation, we came down...

Why are we scared of cloning ?

                                     Human cloning has now become a "hot" topic on cocktail party circuits, and many people find the possibility of making carbon copies of themselves amusing. However, the issue also makes many people very uncomfortable, and the...

When infertile patients find they are between a Rock And a Hard Place

                                In infertility, we sometimes have to take difficult treatment decisions. The fact is that medicine is an imprecise messy biological science, and sometimes we just need to make the best call from among the available options....

The uterus as an oyster

Body: One of the reasons the 2ww seems dreadfully long is because patients are paranoid about what is happening to their embryos inside their uterus. They are petrified that if they cough or sneeze, their embryos with fall out of their uterus. They are worried about...

Cost of IVF in India

IVF treatment can be expensive, but it's not a good idea to only think about the cost per cycle. Lots of clinics will offer " cheap " IVF treatment to lure patients, but they end up cutting corners in order to reduce their prices. This means their success rates are low,...