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Most Couples With Infertility Issues Need Minor Treatments: Dr Talwar

Responding to the growing demand for treatment of infertility issues among couples, yet another fertility and IVF facility has come up in Chandigarh. Birla Fertility & IVF, part of the 50 years young CK Birla Healthcare Group, opened the doors to its 17th centre in the country in Sector 8 Madhya Marg, exclusively offering a comprehensive range of fertility treatments, diagnostic services, fertility preservation techniques and a donor programme under one roof.

Promising most competitive pricing, transparency and ethical practice at the formal launch of the centre on Monday, Director, Medical Services, Birla Fertility & IVF, Dr (Col.) Prof Pankaj Talwar quoted the latest April 2023 report published by the WHO to share that around 17.5% of the adult population – roughly 1 in 6 worldwide – experience infertility, showing the urgent need to increase access to affordable, high-quality fertility care for those in need.

Most Couples With Infertility Issues Need Minor Treatments: Dr Talwar, Lifeinchd

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Exploding the myth that the female partner is largely to blame for not being able to bear a child, Dr Talwar, a pioneer in ovarian tissue freezing in India and a master trainer in clinical embryology and IVF, asserted that in his more than three decades of clinical practice his estimate is that in 60% of the cases the contributor is the male partner.

Debunking another myth that the infertility treatments are very expensive and hence unaffordable to most people, he claimed that a maximum of 10-15% of the affected couples have to go for IVF treatment, which is the last option. The other cases are of relatively minor nature, in which either the male, or female partner, or both, have to undergo simple treatments which are not a great pinch on the pocket.

While acknowledging the immense contribution of the internet in helping spread awareness about the need for taking medical help, he lamented that despite this barely 1% of this huge population of affected couples are approaching the medical specialists for consultation, diagnosis and treatment.

(WHO defines infertility as a disease of the male or female reproductive system, defined by the failure to achieve a pregnancy after 12 months or more of regular unprotected sexual intercourse. It can cause significant distress, stigma, and financial hardship, affecting people’s mental and psychosocial well-being.)

Dr Talwar and Birla Fertility & IVF Chandigarh centre head Dr Rakhi Goyal said organising outreach programmes in and around Chandigarh and in adjoining states would be a vital part of the Chandigarh centre’s strategy to spread awareness about infertility and its treatment.

For the information of readers of our news website, the prices of some of the infertility treatment packages at Birla Fertility & IVF are as follows:

  • Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) package, which involves doctor consultations, sperm preparation and insemination: starts from Rs 9500.

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  • Single-cycle IVF package (all inclusive): Rs 1.30 lakh

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However, studies show that for some couples, multiple cycles of IVF are more effective

  • Two-cycle IVF package: Rs 2.20 lakh

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  • Three-cycle IVF package: Rs 2.75 lakh

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