Infertility no longer a curse, say docs

Himalayan News Service

Kathmandu, June 2:

Senior gyanecologists have said infertility, once taken as a curse, could be treated within the country. The doctors were speaking at a subfertility workshop and live demonstration of InVitro Fertilisation (IVF), organised with the objective of generating awareness about subfertility to young doctors and parents, who had been deprived of babies due to some defects. Dr Bhola Rijal, president of the Om Hospital, the organiser of the workshop, said the workshop aims to impart information on infertility. “IVF live demonstration will help give first-hand information to participants. Young doctors could be encouraged to follow suit and show enthusiasm in IVF,” said Dr Rijal. “Those who are quite sceptical about the procedures will get to know about it.”

This is the first time Nepal is conducting the South Asian workshop on subfertility. Altogether 100 participants are taking part in the workshop. The Om Hospital and Research Centre also organised the fifth conference of South Asian Federation of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (SAFOG) today. Terming the IVF treatment a medical boom, Dr Sushil Koirala, a parent of twin test-tube babies, said the introduction of IVF technology would prove fruitful to parents who had been deprived of having babies. A total of 15 test-tube babies, including three sets of twins and five single babies, have already been born by means of IVF treatment. Dr Narendra Malhotra, senior gynaecologist and IVF expert, praised the parents for embracing IVF treatment. The parents were felicitated.