City doctors can now avail facilities at Galaxy Hospital’s IVF Centre for their patients

• The Lab will be open to all doctors (not just doctors from Galaxy or allied hospitals) so that all doctors can give the best facilities to their patients

Online PR News – 12-December-2011 – – Infertility or sub fertility is no more a personal problem. Due to pollution and life style changes, infertility has become a common health problem too. Infertility often creates one of the most distressing life crises that infertile couples have ever experienced. IVF (In vitro fertilisation) is a major treatment in infertility when other methods of assisted reproductive technology have failed.

To help couples cope up with this concern, Galaxy Laparoscopy Institute has started an IVF centre with all latest facilities. Dr Shailesh Puntambekar Managing Director, Galaxy Laparoscopy Institute, said, “We at Galaxy are constantly engaged in bringing the best facilities for the betterment of our patients. Our team has experience of more than 12 years and our team helps to run more than 15 IVF Centres all over India.”

This IVF / ICSI Centre is one of its kinds as this is open centre where in all doctors can get their patients as their own. The IVF Lab is open to all doctors so that they can give the best of facilities to their patients without any financial investment. This is probably one of its own projects which is open to all. Facilities like intrauterine insemination (IUI), Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), Oocyte Donation, Semen Freezing, etc are available at the Centre

Infertility may be due to a single cause in either you or your partner, or a combination of factors that may prevent a pregnancy from occurring or continuing. Infertility differs from sterility. Being sterile means you're unable to conceive a child. With sterility, you or your partner has a physical problem that precludes the ability to conceive. A diagnosis of infertility simply means that becoming pregnant may be a challenge rather than impossibility.

According to a report conducted by the International Institute of Population Sciences, infertility is growing at an alarming pace, especially in the cities. Out of around 250 million individuals estimated to be attempting parenthood at any given time, 13 to 19 million couples are likely to be infertile. Although the national census does not head count infertile couples, this study, which takes into account the national census reports of the past three decades, viz, 2001, 1991 and 1981, showed that infertility has risen by 50 per cent in the country. Nearly 30 million couples in the country suffer from infertility, making the incidence rate 10 per cent.

IVF was used successfully for the first time in England in 1978. More than 2,50,000 babies have been born since then as a result of using the in vitro fertilisation technique. IVF offers infertile couples a chance to have a child who is biologically related to them.