Indian women should not delay child bearing as their ovaries
age faster as compared to Caucasian women, says a new study.
The study adds that couples must understand - time is of
utmost importance and a delay may cost them the pleasure of a happy family. Nova IVI Fertility (NIF) has undertaken the study with live
data involving over 7,000 patients who are currently undergoing fertility
treatments across all NIF centers in the country.
While the study states that a significantly high number of
women suffering from infertility are over the age of 31, it also raises
concerns that the biggest cause is a Poor Ovarian Response (POR) in women.
According to the study, 68 percent of women seeking fertility treatments were
aged 31 and above with a staggering 36 percent being between 31 and 35 and 32
percent above the age of 35.
The latest study reveals that 30 percent of women need to
depend on donor eggs to get pregnant. This is simply because they approach an
In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) expert at a time when their ovarian reserve is
already poor. This is further emphasised by the findings that show treatments
involving egg donation account for more than 25 percent of all cycles.
Authors said that over the last three years, vitrification has emerged as a
highly successful technique for preserving and using surplus embryos with pregnancy
rates increasing from 32 percent to 51 percent. This accounts for nearly 39
percent of all cycles.
The study revealed surprising information that a large
number of cases can be attributed to male infertility. Today at least one in
four men reportedly suffers from fertility issues.
Dr Manish Banker, executive director, Nova IVI Fertility, said, "The current
study sheds light on what we have always believed at Nova - that patients are
waiting too long to visit fertility specialists and seek medical treatment.
There is a need to create awareness on the fact that there are a number of
fertility treatments that can help us in determining the cause and recommend an