Thursday, 9 June 2016

15 Percent of Punjabis Are Infertile;Drugs is The Major Reason

By 121 News

Chandigarh 09th June:- According to the World Health Organization, 80 million couples worldwide are infertile, with 15% of them residing in Punjab. Several lifestyle and clinical factors such as PCOS, endometrial TB, sexually transmitted infections, stress, obesity, alcohol consumption and tobacco use are contributing factors to the rise in infertility, both in males and females. An inability to conceive can lead to serious psychological, emotional and social distress for couples and their family, regardless of economic, educational or religious background, said  Dr. Tiki Osianlis, Managing Director, Principal Consultant and Founder, IVF Partners PTY/Ltd  from Australia while delivering lecture at CME here at Chandigarh. 

While expressing concern over the Patients' rights amongst IVF specialists of Tricity Dr Tiki said that Maintenance of quality, however, throughout the entire IVF process is key to its success. Quality here covers not just the medical aspects but also the management of intangibles such as building patient confidence managing patient expectations and safeguarding the rights of patients. Sadly, not enough attention however has been paid to standardization of all the steps involved in the IVF procedure and these can vary from clinic to clinic here in Chandigarh especially.