Importance of Vitamin D and Infertility
Vitamin D is often nicknamed as Sunshine vitamin as we obtain it from sunlight. Vitamin D is present richly in many everyday food options like eggs, milk, yogurt, tuna, salmon, cereal and orange juice. Vitamin D is a really important nutrient that is needed for...
Unexplained infertility usually refers to a diagnosis (or lack of diagnosis) made in couples in whom all the standard investigations such as tests of ovulation, tubal patency and semen analysis are normal. Incidence 10-30% (ASRM 2006) For the infertile couple, a ‘diagnosis’ of unexplained infertility...
Cryopreservation a ray of hope to preserve fertility for the Cancer Patients
Approximately 1.4 lakh of people who fall under the age of 40-45 years are diagnosed with cancer every year.1 Advancements in cancer treatments in the past two decades have led to a remarkable increase in survival rates. Quality-of-life issues for these survivors, such as fertility, are gaining exposure...
Three parent IVF
“Three Parent IVF” or the “Mitochondrial donation” is the latest technology that is gaining popularity as it could prevent the transfer of a life threatening disease from the mother to the offspring. The defective genes from the maternal mitochondria could be prevented being transferred to...
Endometriosis is a common gynecological disease affecting 10% of women in reproductive age. Women, at risk for developing the disease are - young age group, presence of uterine anomalies, nulliparous and those with a family history especially in the first degree relatives. The presenting symptoms...
Recent advances in the treatment of Poor Ovarian Reserve
Ovarian Rejuvenation What Is Ovarian Rejuvenation? Ovarian rejuvenation is a procedure that may create new eggs in the ovaries of women who are unable to conceive because of early menopause, advanced maternal age or low oocyte (egg) reserve, yet who wish to have their own...
Causes and Risk Factors of Poor Ovarian Reserve
Poor ovarian reserve is a clinical condition in which the ovaries contain less number of oocytes (eggs) as expected for that particular age of a woman. Women are born with 1 to 2 million oocytes in their ovaries which rapidly declines, reaching 5 lakh oocytes...
New Names for PGS and PGD
The application of molecular genetic tests like fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) has been extended to detect embryos with major sporadic chromosomal or age-related aneuploidies that may result in failure of implantation or spontaneous miscarriage and to remove them from...
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