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15 days ago
Oasis Centre for Reproductive Medicine raises $6.2 mn funding

Hyderabad, Oct 10 (IANS) Oasis Centre for Reproductive Medicine, one of the leading chains of in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) centres, on Monday announced today that it has raised $6.2 million (Rs.40 crore) from India Life Sciences Fund II. The investment will help the company in establishing more centres in the country and introducing advanced assisted reproductive technology (ART) for inf...

19 days ago
Boys born through IVF have low sperm counts: Study

London, Oct 7 (IANS) Baby boys conceived through a common type of IVF treatment have lower sperm quantity and quality than men who were spontaneously conceived, suggests new research. The findings are based on first results from the world's oldest group of young men conceived by means of intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) fertility treatment because of their fathers' infertility.

20 days ago
Without knowing its test-tube babies, India seeks to control their lives

It has been nearly four decades since the birth of India's first test-tube baby. In this time, assisted reproductive technology (ART) has grown into an industry worth hundreds of crores. But instead of legislating to regulate the entire industry, the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government has chosen to focus on only one part of it -- surrogacy. On August 24, the Union cabinet put ...

25 days ago
15% diabetics fail to fertilise partners: Doctors

New Delhi, Sep 30 (IANS) Fifteen per cent diabetic males in India every year fail to make their partners conceive due to defect in their sperm DNA, fertility experts said on Friday. According to them, a recent survey has revealed that in 80 per cent of couples suffering infertility problem, males suffering high sperm DNA damage were responsible. The rise in Type 2 Diabetes patien...

1 month ago
Bill lacks clarity on altruistic surrogacy: Author Pinki Virani

New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Author and journalist Pinki Virani's recent book Politics of the Womb: The Perils of IVF, Surrogacy and Modified Babies grabbed headlines for its exposé of the unscrupulous practices involved in the business of baby-making. The book, dealing with commercial surrogacy, egg-trafficking and in-vitro fertilisation, published by Penguin Random House, assumes signific...

1 month ago
Only antibiotics can cure infertility caused by Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Only antibiotics can cure and prevent the relapse of infertility caused by Pelvic Inflammatory Diseases (PID), which is currently found among 15 per cent of Indian females, or simply 1 in 8 women, said health experts on Saturday. The experts said at least 60 per cent of women in the country do not even recognize that they are infected with PID, leading to the sev...

1 month ago
Steroids in infertility treatment may lead to birth defects

Sydney, Sep 9 (IANS) While steroids are increasingly used to treat infertility in women suffering from repeated IVF failure and recurrent miscarriage, they can actually interfere with embryo implantation, and may have harmful effects on pregnancy and the child, says a study. Our main message to clinicians and to women hoping to achieve pregnancy is that they should be focused on achievin...

1 month ago
Freeze your egg, don't kick your career: Doctors

New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) Barely five per cent of working women in India prefer egg freezing to delay pregnancy as compared to 30-40 per cent in the West. City doctors say avail the technique to say good bye to the biological clock. Apart from the lack of proper awareness, social stigma plays a huge role in the adoption of new reproduction medical technology. IVF Expert at city bas...

1 month ago
ERA test best for women unable to conceive through IVF

New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) Endometrial Receptivity Analysis (ERA) is the best solution for women unable to conceive even after In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) treatment due to wrong window implantation, reveals a study by Igenomix. According to the reproductive genetic laboratory giant Igenomix, the only reason why women cannot get pregnant despite repeated IVF attempts is the wrong window imp...

2 months ago
Cabinet approves surrogacy bill, denies same-sex couples, single parents, foreigners surrogacy

New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Wednesday gave its nod to the long overdue Surrogacy Regulation Bill, 2016, that seeks to prohibit commercial surrogacy and denies foreigners, NRIs, single parents, live-in partners and same-sex couples from becoming parents through surrogacy. Only married Indian couples would be allowed to seek surrogacy if they fail to conceive a child afte...

2 months ago
Doctors say bill is 'black day' for surrogacy, will spawn corruption

New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) Leading gynaecologists have termed the government nod to the Surrogacy Regulation Bill, that bans commercial surrogacy, as a black day, and say it will lead to malpractices like surreptitious and illegal surrogacy, that is rampant in kidney transplantation. Doctors have questioned the government's decision and asked why would any woman become a surrogate mother f...

2 months ago
Aamir Khan ready to back film on surrogacy

Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) Actor-filmmaker Aamir Khan, whose youngest son was born through surrogacy using the IVF (in-vitro fertilization) technique, says that a film on the topic of the medical procedure can be made. He is also ready to back such a film provided the script is feasible. At the launch of a new fertility wing of Jaslok Hospital here, Aamir was asked if a film can be made on th...

2 months ago
Capacity of humans to reproduce beyond 30 is reducing

New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) The capacity to reproduce both in males and females beyond the age of 30 has witnessed a steep decline due to lifestyle and environmental changes, fertility experts said. According to the experts, until two decades ago females could become pregnant even in their late 30s, but now the only option left for even younger women to conceive is through IVF. Wom...

3 months ago
Kerala hospital helps woman deliver baby free of Tay-Sachs disease

Thrissur, July 26 (IANS) A Kerala couple, Gireesh and Sajini, both carriers of Tay-Sachs disease -- a rare genetic disorder -- are happy after a hospital helped the mother to deliver a baby free of the fatal disease. The couple had lost three of their babies due to the disorder earlier, before having their first baby in May this year. Tay-Sachs is a rare genetic disorder that cau...

3 months ago
IVF giant Bourn Hall to open 6 new centres in India

Gurgaon, July 15 (IANS) Global IVF giants Bourn Hall Clinics, whose founders were responsible for the conception of world's first test tube baby, on Friday announced that they have decided to open six more IVF centres in India in the coming years. The announcement was made during a conference organised by Bourn Hall Clinic here for the Indian IVF specialists over the new technologies bei...

3 months ago
Scratching womb lining may help couples trying to conceive

Wellington, July 4 (IANS) Scratching the lining of the womb may double the chances of a successful pregnancy, new research suggests. Endometrial scratch is a procedure used to help embryos implant more successfully after in-vitro fertilisation (IVF), intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) in patients who had failed cycles despite transfer of good quality embryos. The findings sh...

3 months ago
Chinese woman delivers baby from embryo frozen 18 years ago

Beijing, June 29 (IANS) A healthy baby girl was born in China from an embryo frozen 18 years ago, medical officials said on Wednesday. A 45-year-old woman gave birth to a girl, weighing 3,300 gm, in Jiangsu province on Monday. The embryo was implanted into her womb in November 2015, Xinhua news agency reported on Wednesday. She suffered from blocked fallopian tubes and tried to c...

3 months ago
Born in 24th week, Kerala twins survive against odds

Thrissur (Kerala) June 29 (IANS) In what is believed to be a first in the country, twins born prematurely in the 24th week have defied risks and survived to complete 38 weeks of their existence. Born to opthalmologist Sandhya and IT professional Rajeev, these two babies are all set to leave the hospital and go home, doctors said. The normal gestation period for human babies is between 37...

3 months ago
'Great Grand Masti' a family film, not vulgar: Urvashi Rautela

Mumbai, June 28 (IANS) Urvashi Rautela, the lead actress of Great Grand Masti, says it's a family film and is devoid of vulgarity. On the sidelines of a photoshoot for the Exhibit magazine, Urvashi spoke about Great Grand Masti and said: It is a family film, not at all vulgar. It's more inspired by 'Masti' (the first film in the series). The audiences can come in with their families and ...

4 months ago
My son looks exactly like me: Tusshar Kapoor after becoming father

Mumbai, June 27 (IANS) Actor Tusshar Kapoor reveals that he has become a father to a son through in vitro fertilization procedure and says that his son Laksshya looks exactly like him. I wanted to be a father. I met Dr. Firuza Parikh and she suggested this procedure. I was in a hurry to become a father.. I am turning 40 in a few months, so I felt I was in the right stage to become a sing...

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