What is Male Factor Infertility and Why the Stigma?

What is Male Factor Infertility and Why the Stigma?

10:25 30th August 2017 | Male Challenges

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When talking about fertility challenges, we are referring to couples who have trouble conceiving or sustaining a pregnancy. Fortunately, there are tests to determine fertility status and treatments to overcome infertility challenges. Even though these challenges are often attributed to women, both partners can face challenges or infertility can solely be due to male factors.

What is Male Factor Infertility?

In a nutshell, it refer...

When Do I Need IVF and How Many Cycles?

When Do I Need IVF and How Many Cycles?

04:28 20th May 2017 | IVF Treatment Cycle

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Questions that are being asked more frequently by couples who are trying to fall pregnant are, “When do I need IVF?” and “How many cycles of IVF do I need to fall pregnant?”

Some of us might consider IVF as one of those vital family planning services, when in fact it’s not being recommended by IVF specialists as often as we may think. In fact, only a small percentage of patients require it, or can possibly benefit from it.

One of ...

In-Vitro Fertilisation – An Overview

10:44 22nd May 2014 | In-Vitro Fertilisation

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In-vitro fertlisation (IVF) means fertilisation “in glass” or outside the body. Typically the woman is given drugs to stimulate her ovaries to produce a lot of eggs, more than she ordinarily would in her natural cycle, which are collected by ultrasound guidance and fertilized with the man’s sperms outside the body. This process may be simple (conventional IVF) or require additional micromanipulation and injection of the sperm directly i...

Low Sperm Count and Intra-cytoplasmic Sperm Injection

22:15 16th April 2014 | Empirical Fertility Treatments

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The list of drugs and procedures that have been tried is endless but none of them have been scientifically validated to lead to effective improvements in sperm count. Some of these empirical treatments which have been tried without demonstrable success include the use of hCG, hMG or anitoestrogen therapies (clomiphene citrate, tamoxifen), testosterone administration, Testolactone, Bromocriptine, Kallikrein, Pentoxyfylline and a...

Intra-cytoplasmic Sperm Injection in Nigeria

Intra-cytoplasmic Sperm Injection in Nigeria

10:47 2nd April 2014 | Male Fertility Procedure

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The Bridge Clinic introduced Intra-cytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) to Nigeria with the birth of the Emekwue twins in 2000 and since then thousands of couples have benefitted from the procedure. The interesting thing is that the procedure can help couples with the most abnormal semen parameters including men with azoospermia when there are no sperm cells in the ejaculate.
An interesting extension to ICSI is the novel process of intrac...

Steps to IVF Treatment – Egg Collection

04:01 2nd December 2013 | In-Vitro Fertilisation

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When you are ready to have your egg collection arranged, you will be given an instruction sheet telling you exactly what you need to do. Specially trained doctors perform egg collections in the clinic’s theatre. Your partner or another relative or friend is welcomed to be with you during the procedure to give you moral support.

First, a needle will be inserted into a vein in the back of your hand and you will be given an intravenous i...

IVF the Bridge Clinic Way

04:35 20th August 2013 | Bridge Clinic Procedures

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The first visit
The objective of the first visit is to meet our doctors who will explain our services and elicit a history that will allow us to address your own particular issues. We will give you an overview of human reproduction and then prepare a plan of investigations for you.

The review consultation
The results of all the investigations will be reviewed with you and then we will schedule you for treatment appropriate to you. The c...

Infertility Treatment Options

04:38 1st August 2013 | Infertility

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In the next few posts we’ll be discussing the various treatment options/programmes available for infertility. The treatment programme selected will depend on the needs of each individual couple, and could consist of one or a combination of the following treatment options:

Ovulation induction and cycle monitoring
Intrauterine insemination with husband’s sperm (IUI)
Donor Insemination (DI)
In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF)
Intracytop...

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