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Parliament approves bills on ART, surrogacy

The Rajya Sabha passed the Assisted Reproductive Technology (Regulation) Bill 2021 by a voice vote, a week after the Lok Sabha cleared the draft legislation.
The Rajya Sabha passed the Assisted Reproductive Technology (Regulation) Bill 2021 by a voice vote, a week after the Lok Sabha cleared the draft legislation. (ANI)
The Rajya Sabha passed the Assisted Reproductive Technology (Regulation) Bill 2021 by a voice vote, a week after the Lok Sabha cleared the draft legislation. (ANI)
Published on Dec 09, 2021 12:26 AM IST
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Asking father's details for IVF-born child harms women's 'privacy': Kerala court

The court observed that rights of a single woman to conceive through ART procedure was recognised in the country and contended that the identity of the sperm donor cannot be disclosed.
The Kerala high court asked the state government to issue special forms for registration of births and deaths of children born through IVF.(Representational photo)
The Kerala high court asked the state government to issue special forms for registration of births and deaths of children born through IVF.(Representational photo)
Published on Aug 16, 2021 10:59 PM IST
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By | Written by Avik Roy, New Delhi

Experiencing unexplained fertility issues? Here’s why they occur and how can you overcome them

Sometimes the causes of inability to conceive a child remain unknown even after a year of trying. Read on to know how you can overcome the problem of unexplained infertility
Here’s why unexplained fertility issues occur and how can you overcome them(Twitter/ReUniteRx)
Here’s why unexplained fertility issues occur and how can you overcome them(Twitter/ReUniteRx)
Updated on Dec 09, 2020 03:00 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Zarafshan Shiraz

‘Stress levels have a direct impact on hormones, which control the reproductive

Unlike even a few decades earlier when infertility was attributed solely to the woman partner, males are at an increasing risk too.
Dr. N Sanjeeva Reddy
Dr. N Sanjeeva Reddy
Updated on Jun 30, 2020 11:09 AM IST
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‘Lifestyle issues, PCOD and endometriosis are most common causes of infertility

Many women now marry in their 30s and want to start a family a few years later. However, by this time the quality of eggs produced by the ovaries has already affected.
Dr Rajul Tyagi
Dr Rajul Tyagi
Updated on Jun 16, 2020 11:13 AM IST
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‘More couples are now aware about benefits of IVF’

IVF has become a way of life for many these days with knowledge and education level being enhanced.
Dr. Babita Panda
Dr. Babita Panda
Updated on Jun 14, 2020 12:32 PM IST
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Not able to conceive naturally? Do not panic! Here is what you can do

After 4-5 months of trying, couples need to do some self-introspection. You can make simple modifications to your lifestyle to put roadblocks out of the way and try planned intercourse for at least two months before consulting an expert.
Dr. Simi Sood
Dr. Simi Sood
Updated on Jun 13, 2020 09:56 AM IST
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‘Lot of social stigma surrounding medical intervention for infertility’

The blame of not being able to bear a child is still on the women, who are harassed mentally and physically while men hesitate to come to the clinic for the fear of being tested.
Dr. Pratibha Makhija
Dr. Pratibha Makhija
Updated on Jun 11, 2020 10:48 AM IST
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‘IVF has made it possible to help infertile couples to bring home

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), when a couple fails to conceive even after one year of unprotected intercourse, it is defined as infertility. It is not necessary that infertility is equated to being ‘sterile’, which means unable to have a child ever.
Dr. Rashmi Sharma
Dr. Rashmi Sharma
Updated on Jun 10, 2020 11:40 AM IST
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Busting myths about IVF in older women

In 2016, 72-years old Daljinder Kaur, who is considered to be the oldest woman in the world to give birth after IVF prompting hues and cries from the Indian Medical Council for an age limit of the recipients of fertility treatments.
Busting myths about IVF in older women.(UNSPLASH)
Busting myths about IVF in older women.(UNSPLASH)
Updated on Mar 14, 2020 05:56 PM IST
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Indo Asian News Service | ByIndo Asian News Service

Beaten up by daughter-in-law, 70 plus woman delivers baby through IVF: Report

The woman from Sangod rural town gave birth to the baby at six and a half months at Kinkar Hospital of Kota late on October 12.
A woman, who is more than 70 years old, has given birth to a premature baby girl, conceived through in-vitro fertilisation. (Representative Image)(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
A woman, who is more than 70 years old, has given birth to a premature baby girl, conceived through in-vitro fertilisation. (Representative Image)(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Oct 14, 2019 10:55 AM IST
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Kota | ByAabshar H Quazi

Dutch fertility doctor swapped donors’ sperm with own, fathered 49 children

Results of DNA tests conducted Friday at a hospital in the southeastern city of Nijmegen “showed that 49 children in the case are direct descendants of the late Jan Karbaat”, the Dutch doctor who used his own sperm instead of sperm from a chosen donor.
A Dutch doctor at the centre of an IVF scandal fathered at least 49 children, an organisation representing parents and children born through his now-closed clinic said Friday.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
A Dutch doctor at the centre of an IVF scandal fathered at least 49 children, an organisation representing parents and children born through his now-closed clinic said Friday.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Apr 13, 2019 01:30 PM IST
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Lucknow scientist designs a kit to identify genetically fit sperms for IVF

“The single-use kit, which will hit the market by mid- 2020, can help in identification of epigenetic markers on the DNA of the sperm. Through these markers, we can establish whether the DNA is genetically fit or not,” said Dr Rajender Singh.
Dr Rajender Singh(HT)
Dr Rajender Singh(HT)
Published on Mar 20, 2019 08:29 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | ByChandan Kumar

Michelle Obama reveals she had miscarriage, used IVF to conceive daughters

In her memoir “Becoming,” the former first lady writes openly about everything from growing up in Chicago to confronting racism in public life and becoming the country’s first black first lady
Michelle Obama said she and former President Barack Obama “had to do IVF” to conceive Sasha and Malia, now 17 and 20.(Charles Sykes/Invision/AP File Photo)
Michelle Obama said she and former President Barack Obama “had to do IVF” to conceive Sasha and Malia, now 17 and 20.(Charles Sykes/Invision/AP File Photo)
Updated on Nov 09, 2018 06:30 PM IST
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Washington | ByAssociated Press

Destiny’s Child: India’s first test-tube baby is 32, a mom and a ray of hope

Dr Indira Hinduja made medical history when Harsha Chawda was born through IVF in 1986. Decades later, she helped deliver Chawda’s kids and made history again.
India’s first test-tube baby, Harsha Shah, with her husband Divyapal, two children and Dr Indira Hinduja (seated), who pioneered the technique in India.(Anshuman Poyrekar / HT Photo)
India’s first test-tube baby, Harsha Shah, with her husband Divyapal, two children and Dr Indira Hinduja (seated), who pioneered the technique in India.(Anshuman Poyrekar / HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 22, 2018 10:53 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByKrutika Behrawala

In small towns, web and word of mouth help infertile couples

Rising incomes, changing attitudes, and a virtuous cycle of successful outcomes at regional clinics are making IVF popular outside the metros.
Kamla and Bishan Dev with Dr Latika Agarwal at her IVF centre in Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh. The Devs are sugarcane farmers from a nearby village.(Rohit Umrao / HT Photo)
Kamla and Bishan Dev with Dr Latika Agarwal at her IVF centre in Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh. The Devs are sugarcane farmers from a nearby village.(Rohit Umrao / HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 21, 2018 08:05 PM IST
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IVF success, follow these tips even if you’ve failed to become pregnant

IVF success tips: IVF involves a complex series of procedures used for conceiving a child. During an IVF cycle, which lasts about two weeks, mature eggs are retrieved from a woman’s ovaries and fertilised by sperm in a laboratory.
IVF success tips: IVF can help overcome various types of infertility related issues that couples face while trying for a baby.(Shutterstock)
IVF success tips: IVF can help overcome various types of infertility related issues that couples face while trying for a baby.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Jul 11, 2018 10:14 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Delhi | ByKabir Bhandari

Is impotence and infertility the same? Survey shows 59% Indian men have no idea

According to an opinion poll conducted by a Mumbai-based IVF clinic, there is widespread misunderstanding of infertility among Indians. Here are the startling findings of the poll.
Startling survey findings: 64% women and 58% of men don’t think that infertility is a disease.(Shutterstock)
Startling survey findings: 64% women and 58% of men don’t think that infertility is a disease.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Jun 09, 2018 05:03 PM IST
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Asian News International, New Delhi | ByAsian News International

If you’re opting for late pregnancy, here are 5 options for you

Advanced medical facilities along with fertility solutions have made it easier for many women to consider a late pregnancy. Here are 5 ways that you can get pregnant, even after 35.
In order to avoid unnecessary complications during pregnancy, it is advisable to undergo a routine checkup such as regular prenatal tests.(Shutterstock)
In order to avoid unnecessary complications during pregnancy, it is advisable to undergo a routine checkup such as regular prenatal tests.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Jun 04, 2018 10:54 AM IST
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VR sessions could reduce anxiety, boost chances of IVF success

Virtual reality (VR) sessions prior to sedation for IVF treatment has been shown to reduce their anxiety and improve successful pregnancy rate.
Virtual reality distraction was shown to be effective to reduce experimental pain.(Shutterstock)
Virtual reality distraction was shown to be effective to reduce experimental pain.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Jun 03, 2018 05:02 PM IST
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