International Journal of Advance Research in Nursing
2021, Vol. 4, Issue 1, Part A
IVF: A blessing for childless
Infertility can lead to shame, stigma, anxiety, depression, low feelings of self-esteem and guilt. According to Times of India 27.5 million Couples in India suffering from infertility. WHO estimates the overall prevalence of primary Infertility in India to be between 3.9 and 16.8 percent . Infertility can be due to the women (33%), the man (33%) and by both sexes or due to unknown problems (33%), approximately. Infertility can be due to varied reasons and most of the times these cause are treatable. Assisted reproductive technology (ART) is used to treat Infertility. ARTs include a wide range of treatments or procedures involving in vitro handling of human oocytes, sperms or embryos for establishing a pregnancy 5.IVF is also one of the most effective form of assisted reproductive technology. This procedure can be done by using the patient’s own ovum or partner’s sperm. Or it can be done by a donors egg or sperm. IVF and its extended technologies, such as Intracytoplasmic sperm injection, pre-implantation genetic diagnosis and cryotechnology, are among the most common ARTs worldwide. The total number of successful IVF and ICSI births worldwide was reported as 5 million cases in 2012 .