Editorial

IVF – A Synonym of Hope for the Childless

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IVF or the In-Vitro-Fertilisation is fast becoming a well-known term, especially among young couples in urban India. Understanding the impact of various lifestyle related challenges and other factors on internal health, there’s a growing understanding to try IVF for expanding one’s family.

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Dr Ravi Gupta

Editor-in-Chief, eHEALTH

magazine & CEO, Elets

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Also, a lot of IVF centres have come up in different parts of the country, offering various options for the dejected couples in the present times due to innovative technologies. Due to rising number of infertility related issues among recently wedded couple, In-Vitro-Fertilisation has become a boon, giving a ray of hope to have their own biological child.

 

In this light, eHEALTH magazine in its latest issue has attempted to focus on IVF, which is emerging as a big option due to innovations, understanding and growing affordability of youth in urban India.

Through our cover story “IVF—An Innovation-Driven Blessing for the Childless”, we have tried to explore and explain the IVF as a concept, its need, the available options and what experts’ think of it. It highlights how despite faced with infertility there shouldn’t be hesitation to try it, away from social stigma.

We have also touched upon various aspects of Artificial Reproductive Technology (ART) and how India is making big stride on this novel reproductive technique.

In an article titled “Latest Trends of Assisted Reproductive Technology”, Dr Gunjan Saxena, IVF Specialist, Apollo Cradle, explains how Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) has made immense strides since the first live birth following In-vitro-Fertilisation (IVF) in 1978.

The magazine also carries insightful interviews of experts who have shed light upon the IVF industry.

Dr Prassan Vij, Senior Specialist and Head, Reproductive Medicine Unit, St. Stephen’s Hospital, New Delhi, says there is a need to work and make IVF an essential part of healthcare, rather than a luxury treatment, where there is limited government support in drug pricing.

Dilip Patil, Managing Partner, Trivector Biomed LLP, says we are helping labs in quality control and monitoring important parameters like Co2, PH of the media, and temperature.

The magazine also carries a conference report of recently held “Elets Healthcare Innovation Summit” where top policymakers, international experts, and Industry experts deliberated on how to leverage latest innovative solutions to enhance patient care.

With such a wide variety of interesting special articles, interviews, stories and much more, we hope to evoke an invaluable feedback from our esteemed readers. Wishing you all a Happy and Healthy New Year!

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