Daily Trust (Abuja)

24 February 2013

Nigeria: Technology Has Opened Doors of Fertility - Experts

Experts in the medical field of Obstetrics and Gynaecology have said that modern technology has helped women overcome issues of infertility, a problem that is found in at least one in four women in Nigeria.

Experts who spoke at Healthbox Awareness Clinic on Fibroid, Fertility and In-vitro Fertilisation, an enlightenment programme in Abuja yesterday, for women with infertility issues said it is a shared concern that can be overcome once fertility experts are sought.

Renowned fertility expert, Dr Ibrahim Wada, who spoke on In-vitro-fertilisation, a process by which an egg is fertilised by the sperm outside the body, said the price of child bearing is priceless and called on women with infertility to take advantage of the technology and medical expertise to become parents.

Wada who is the Vice Chairman of Nisa Premier Hospital in Abuja said his team of experts have produced about 1,500 children through the IVF process since 1996.

He said their work is not meant to challenge God but to complement the good works of God, by putting smiles on the faces of couples who have had problem of infertility and have been traumatised.

Another expert, Dr. Abayomi Ajayi who is the Medical Director of Nordica Fertility Centre in Lagos said the fertility business has huge potential in Nigeria, as according to him, every one in four women is infertile.

Dr Bishop R. Ikuagwu who spoke on fibroid said it does not cause infertility unless it is located in a sensitive place inside the womb and it is allowed to fester.

Adaobi Ogude, publisher of the bimonthly Healthbox magazine said the awareness programme was organised to "help in making manycouples with infertility issues parents."

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