One in every 4 couples in developing nations is affected by infertility

Oasis Fertility Celebrates Mass Baby Shower
Dr Radhika Potluri (extreme left), Clinical Head & Fertility Specialist, Oasis Fertility; joining mothers who conceived through IVF treatment, to cut a cake, at a Mass Baby Shower, organised to celebrate their parenthood, on Wednesday at Oasis Fertility, Waltair Uplands, Vizag.

Oasis Fertility Celebrates Mass Baby Shower

 40 Couples who conceived through IVF celebrate their parenthood

 Vizag, 31st January 2020: Infertility is becoming an epidemic for young Indians. More and more young couples are seeking treatment for infertility. Infertility is a medical condition with high prevalence affecting nearly 10 to 15% of married couples in India.

The World Health Organization (WHO) states that one in every 4 couples in developing nations is affected by infertility. India has nearly 27.5 million infertile couples, and out of which only 1% of the couple come forward to get themselves treated.

The total fertility rate, which is the number of children who would be born per woman if she were to pass through the childbearing years bearing children according to a current schedule of age-specific fertility rates, has declined from 3.9 in 1990s to 2.3 in 2013. It is estimated that while female factor accounts for 40-50% of infertility among couples, infertility attributable to male factors is on the rise and constitutes 35-40%.

Oasis Fertility – A well known Fertility centre celebrated the Mass Baby Shower of 40 couples who conceived through IVF treatment at the centre with the expertise of Dr Radhika Potluri.

Speaking on this happy occasion, Dr Radhika Potluri – Clinical Head and Fertility Specialist at Oasis Fertility for Reproductive Medicine commented that

“Lifestyle changes have gone from bad to worse, and include increasing age at marriage, increasing number of working women who delay pregnancy, rising alcohol and tobacco consumption, sedentary lifestyle coupled with fast food consumption, and disturbing levels of obesity. More educated women are more likely to postpone marriages and childbirth. They also likely to opt for smaller family size as they are busy with their careers and work commitments. “She also added that “The prevalence of smoking among Indian men is around 48%, which is way higher than that in the UK and the US. Smoking is known to lower the sperm count, motility as well as function. To make things even worse, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), tuberculosis, and pelvic infections have been on a rise. The global prevalence of PCOS ranges between 5-10%. However, the prevalence is Indian subcontinent has been estimated to be between 4 to 25% in various studies.”

She also stated that

“This is a big occasion for us as we called all the couples today who have conceived in the last six months to share their joy and happiness with other couples.‘’

Speaking on the occasion Mr Sudhaker Jadhav – Chief Operating Officer of Oasis Fertility stated that Öasis Fertility has always been in the forefront of new technologies like Electronic Witnesssing system, PGT-A, IVM, and shortly we will be adopting AI through the way of embryoscope. We are the first Fertility centre across the country who have a dedicated arm of Male Fertility called Androlife.