Residents of Himachal Pradesh, India, have a high incidence of uterus and fallopian tubes tuberculosis, which may be the reason for infertility.
The problem of inadequate sperm production in males is also common in the hilly state.
Specialists of invitro fertilization from Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Delhi and Chandigarh brought out these facts in a workshop.
Patients often delay treatment for a long time, because of the difficult terrain and long traveling hours the experts observed.
Umesh N. Jindal, a gynecologist, said the success rate of invitro fertilization, a technique more than 35 years old, was 50 percent per attempt.
The reasons for increased success rate are advances in embryology, freezing of embryos, and improved quality of equipment and medicine.