Genetics play a big role in fertility
Patients have right to know how abouts of Quality Management of IVF Technology
M4P News| Chandigarh:
“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”, says 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 says 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.
Every Patient is different
Quality management is a relatively new concept in the IVF space .There is significant variation in fertility rates amongst patients. A case by case assessment has therefore been found to be the most successful approach in IVF treatment. Such an approach is what we call ‘individualized treatment’, which maximizes the chances of success in each individual and increases the likelihood of a successful live birth. “While genetics play a big role in fertility levels as does a woman’s age, IVF specialists should tailor the protocols to meet specific individual needs while ensuring quality during all stages of the process for a successful outcome”, says Dr Tiki.