Infertility is a common disease of the reproductive system that can
affect both women and men. In India, 10-15 % of couples are affected by
infertility. This can prevent men and women from getting pregnant or staying pregnant.
With the advent of IVF technology in 1978 by Drs. Steptoe and Edwards, it has become
possible to help women, conceive and stay pregnant. Today, IVF has become a routine
procedure for making a family.
Is Infertility Curable?
Assisted reproductive technology has come a long way. It may not cure all cases,
but can help couples to have children of their own. One in eight infertile men can be treated,
and after treatment, couples can become pregnant naturally. Infertile women can also be treated to
become pregnant and carry the baby to term.est manner suitable for you.
Common signs of infertility in men and women:
1. Irregular periods
2. Painful or heavy periods
3. No periods
4. Symptoms of the hormonal disorder
5. Pain during coitus
6. Changes in sexual desire
7. Pain during sex
8. Testis too small or swollen or painful
9. Problems maintaining erection
Ever since the assisted reproductive technology has come, it has helped women conceive in
situations where it would not have been possible otherwise. These developments have also
helped scientists to understand a whole lot more about reproductive physiology.
In India, nearly 27.5 million couples are seeking treatment for infertility.
In Indian society, childlessness is a social stigma, and people have a desire to produce children.
Therefore Infertility management has become an integral part of reproductive medicine in the count.
Many of you must be thinking that, who will provide the sperm among both
the male partners? So the answer to that is one or both the male partners can
give their sperm to fertilize the egg given by the egg donor.
The eggs of the donor will be fertilized by sperm(s) from one or both partners. Meanwhile,
the gestational surrogate will get prepared to undergo an IVF cycle and is implanted with one or
more number of embryos, produced from the fertilized eggs. When she gets pregnant, normally, she
carries a baby in her womb for 9 months.