How IVF Can Help Couples Battling Infertility –Gynaecologist


In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF). Image Source: Africa Infoline

A consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist, Dr. Abosede Lewu, has urged couples battling infertility to embrace In-Vitro Fertilisation and other Assisted Reproductive Technologies, noting that they have helped saved many couples stress and heartbreaks.

Lewu, Team Lead at Girlsaide Initiative and Convener Keep All Mothers Alive Project, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Wednesday in Awka.

She said that issues around infertility could be emotionally and physically exhausting.

Lewu said that infertility placed tremendous pressure on couples as some couples draw closer, others found themselves drifting apart.

According to her, the financial stress of infertility can also come between couples as going through testing and treatment could be tiring.

Lewu said couples did not have to experience stress and heartbreaks as IVF and other ART could help address the problems.

“IVF and other ART have saved relationships. In the past, there was no way some men and women would have had children together leading to divorce, some of such cases are now treatable.

“Women can now store their eggs while waiting for the right partner and with these technologies, some genetic or familial diseases in the next generation can now be eliminated.

“With IVF, gender selection is now possible; no need to marry many wives or have too many kids just because you want a son or daughter.

“Infertility can now be addressed earlier with IVF or other ART, no need to wait for decades before you take action,” she said.

The gynaecologist said statistics showed that to date, over eight million children had been conceived through ART globally.

“Let us celebrate and appreciate the over eight million babies conceived through ART that have brought joy into their parents, hearts, and lives,” Lewu said. 




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