Dr. Nutan Agarwal, OBS/GYN at AIIMS shares about IVF with Lybrate

Dr. Nutan Agarwal Professor the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at AIIMS New Delhi actions on in vitro fertilization and increased infertility in India and talks about being a woman doctor, in an interview with Lybrate

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Q 😕 When they do some couples need in vitro (IVF)

fertilization Dr. Nutan: The most important reason couples need in vitro fertilization (IVF) is blockage of the fallopian tubes, fallopian tubes lost or damaged. Other reasons may be unexplained infertility, problems with ovulation, low sperm count, low sperm quality, etc. As the age of a woman increases, the results of IVF is bad.

Q: Infertility in women is rising at an alarming rate in India. Please share reasons?

Dr. Nutan: A sedentary and hectic lifestyle, stress, inactivity, obesity, etc., are the main reasons contributing to the problems of conception In the women. When a woman is overweight, she may develop problems such as polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and insulin resistance, which affects a woman’s fertility. Other factors such as genital tuberculosis infection creates defects in the fallopian tubes of a woman, endometriosis which results in an abnormal growth in the reproductive system of women are also contributing factors. Not to mention that delayed marriage and delayed first child conception have an important role to play in increasing the incidence of infertility in women in India. The most common age group in which infertility occurs 28-35 years is between. The incidence of infertility has increased tremendously over the last 15-20 years. Women should eat healthy, do regular physical activity and try to stay happy to keep at bay infertility.

Q: Do you think IVF is a stigma in Indian society

Dr. Nutan: I do not think IVF is a stigma in society. By contrast, IVF is helping women to fight stigma in society. From the moment AIIMS has established the center of IVF, many women from across India visit the facilities for treatment and have benefited from it. They are happy and rich!

Q: Self-medication is gaining ground rapidly among women in India. What can be complications?

Dr. Nutan: Normal self-medication for the headache is fine. Today women have also begun to take MTP (medical termination of pregnancy) Kit without consulting a doctor. However, there are many drugs Ovulation Induction, misuse of which can lead to the risk of ovarian cancer. Serious self-medication should be avoided by women.

Q: Dr. Nutan, how do you handle between the two functions of a doctor and a mother

Dr. Nutan: Give all your mind and little heart to the profession, and all the heart and mind little children


Please share a message for their patients and medical colleagues.

Dr. Nutan: Women should try to be independent. And to stay healthy, they should exercise regularly, eat a healthy diet and keep your weight under control to avoid problems such as polycystic ovary syndrome and infertility. Female doctors should try to follow the highest principles and standards, while the practice of the profession.

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