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Infertility is a condition where a couple is unable to conceive naturally despite having unprotected sex for a year. Infertility has long been perceived as a female centric issue. However, of the infertility cases reported, 37% is attributed to the man, 38% to the woman, and the remaining 25% to unknown causes. Infertility often brings in one of the most distressing life phases amongst couples who are trying to have children. The multitude of medical decisions and the uncertainties that infertility brings can create great physical and emotional upheaval in the lives of many.
Discussing the causes for infertility at a press meet held today, Dr Nameeta Mokashi Bhalerao, Fertility Consultant, Nova IVF Fertility commented, “Reproductive health is exquisitely sensitive to characteristics of an individual's environment - physical, biological, behavioural, cultural and socioeconomic factors. It is strong enough to make and bear a life; and yet, delicate enough for it to easily get impacted. Today, reproductive toxicity – a hazard associated with chemical substances which interfere with normal reproduction, has become a common contributor to impacting fertility health in most couples. Present day mundane lifestyle habits have led to the creation of a toxic environment which is difficult to avoid.”
Reproductive toxicity is often triggered by:
In men, the use of tight under garments increases scrotal temperature, which can lead to decreased sperm production. Being seated for long hours while driving also exposes the scrotum to excess heat from the vehicle.
“Plastics contain chemical phthalates which decrease fertility rate, alter sperm DNA, and reduce testosterone levels. These toxins induce sperm DNA damage, or cause sperm genetic changes. Higher levels of phthalates have been associated with disruption in menstruation, ovulation dysfunction, and increased risk of endometriosis and poor sperm quality”, added Dr. Nameeta.
During any fertility check-up, it is mandatory to investigate both partners. A male fertility assessment usually starts with a thorough medical history and a semen analysis that examines the count, motility and morphology of sperm in the ejaculate. Further testing is based on the results of the analysis. Men with low sperm counts, for example, might require hormonal or genetic testing. If no sperm is found in the ejaculate, a testicular biopsy may be necessary. Hormone profile, DNA fragmentation and scrotal scan with doppler are done if abnormalities are found. Semen analysis is repeated after three months if the patient has been put on treatment.
Fertility tests for women often begin with a discussion on the patient’s medical history to check for ovulation or menstrual cycle issues. This is followed by a blood test to examine the hormone levels and ovarian reserve. Based on this, a pelvic examination is conducted to check for abnormalities such as fibroids or endometriosis. Minimally invasive procedures, such as ultrasound imaging (sonogram) and surgery may at times be conducted to check for structural causes of infertility.
Nova IVF Fertility (NIF) is among the largest service providers in the fertility space and has successfully achieved over 25,000 clinical pregnancies through IVF.
Nova IVF Fertility (NIF) is the among the largest service providers in the fertility space. NIF aims to bring advanced Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) to India in partnership with IVF of Spain. The partnership has resulted in a substantial addition to Nova's IVF services and technology, including proprietary software, training, and quality management. With IVF's know-how and vast international expertise, NIF brings the same exceptional standard of processes, protocols, and policies to India.
In addition to providing core procedures such as IUI, IVF, and Andrology services, NIF offers several state-of-the-art technologies such as Vitrification for preserving embryos and eggs, ERA to find out the timing of the uterus' capacity to accept embryos, PGS and PGD for the transfer of genetically normal embryos – all procedures that significantly improve the chances of a pregnancy following IVF-ICSI, even in patients with multiple previous failures. NIF currently operates 20 fertility centres in India (Ahmedabad (2), Bengaluru (3), Chennai, Coimbatore, Hisar, Hyderabad, Indore, Jalandhar, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai (2), New Delhi (2), Pune, Surat, and Vijayawada).
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