Couples are increasingly being affected by infertility. It is estimated that about 10% of reproductive-age couples are infertile in India! This is a staggering number considering the population of our country. To address this growing concern, Apollo Clinic has set up a Specialty Clinic for Fertility that provides world-class treatment with advanced procedures and equipment.
What is Infertility?
When a couple is unable to conceive after having 12 months of unprotected sexual relationship, they are said to be infertile. There are two types of infertility - primary and secondary. Primary infertility means that the couple has never been able to conceive. Secondary infertility means that the couple has had pregnancy earlier and is unable to conceive later.
What are the causes of Infertility?
It is untrue that infertility is always a ‘woman's problem'. Half of the infertility cases are due to issues with the man’s reproductive system. Causes of infertility in men include problems with the sperm such as low motility, abnormal form or fewer numbers. Causes of infertility in women include ovulation, fallopian tube, cervix or womb problems.
How can we help you?
Apollo Clinic’s Specialty Fertility Clinic is considered to be one of the best fertility clinics in the country today. We offer specialised investigative procedures for both men and women. During the first visit, both partners are expected to attend. A detailed review is done of medical history and previous reports. Depending on the findings, further investigations may be conducted.
Investigative procedures for men - In addition to basic blood and urine exam, semen analysis is also done.
Investigative procedures for women - As a first step, we conduct routine examinations such as CBC, TSH/FSH/LH/Prolactin VDRL, HIV and blood grouping, Hepatitis B, Rubella IgG and urine test. Additional tests that may be conducted based on doctor recommendations are:
Depending on the results of the investigations, the cause will be determined, and accordingly, treatment would be initialised. Assistive Reproductive Technology (ART) is the term used for the treatment of infertility. These treatments are designed to increase the number of sperms or eggs and to bring them together, thus improving the chances of pregnancy.
Infertility treatments could range from simple lifestyle changes to extensive medical procedures, depending on the cause of the problem. Initial measures include awareness of the fertile period, relaxation therapy, quitting smoking or alcohol. Further treatments can be categorised as:
Medication to improve fertility - Tablets such as clomifene or injectable medications that contain gonadotrophins.
Surgical treatment - This method is used when the cause of infertility can be treated with surgical intervention such as fallopian tube problems, endometriosis, PCOS, fibroids in women and epididymis or varicoceles in men.
Assisted conception - This includes IVF treatment (in vitro fertilisation), IUI (intrauterine insemination), ICSI (intracytoplasmic sperm injection), GIFT (gamete intrafallopian transfer), TESA (testicular sperm aspiration), embryo freezing excess, sperm/semen freezing and assisted hatching.
Over the years, Apollo Clinic's Specialty Fertility Clinic has become one of the best fertility treatment centres in the country. Today, we are synonymous with excellence, integrity and successful outcomes. Our eminent team consists of expert doctors specialised in reproductive medicine, nurse-counsellors, ultrasonographers, andrologists and embryologists. We are committed to offering the best course of treatment to ensure better outcomes in a comfortable, private environment.