The role of primary care in the management of infertility

The role of primary care in the management of infertility

14:20 6th February 2019 | Infertility

Primary Care Infertility

General practitioners (GPs) are in most cases the first clinicians consulted by patients who are concerned about possible infertility.

The Psychological Impact of Infertility

The Psychological Impact of Infertility

12:03 20th November 2018 | Infertility

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The diagnosis of this condition as well as its treatment are factors that can profoundly affect the mental health of the infertile man or woman.

What is the Cause of Male Factor Infertility?

What is the Cause of Male Factor Infertility?

04:15 25th September 2017 | Male Infertility

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Some individuals may know that infertility remains a growing problem in Nigeria. However, what many people don't know is that, according to studies, male factor infertility is responsible for up to 50% of all infertility challenges in the country. These facts and numbers are not common knowledge which makes it even more important to create awareness about the high prevalence of male infertility, its causes and treatment options.

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Genetic conditions that may affect your sons and daughters

Genetic conditions that may affect your sons and daughters

07:25 22nd May 2017 | Sex Discernment

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It’s an age-old question that parents have had to face: would you rather have a boy or a girl?

Most couples, especially those who have battled with infertility, would agree that, in the end, the gender of their child doesn’t really matter.

Despite this, many individuals may harbour a secret wish (but not too serious) to parent one gender rather than the other, or in many cases, a healthy mix of the two.

While much has changed ov...

Get Peace of Mind with Private Fertility Tests

Get Peace of Mind with Private Fertility Tests

11:56 28th January 2017 | Fertility Solutions

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Planning a family is an exciting journey many couples look forward to, but struggling to fall pregnant is not part of that dream. In fact, it can be very stressful and emotional to face the possibility of infertility and discussing the situation is never easy.

There is a solution. Instead of constantly worrying (or blaming yourself when it’s never anyone’s fault), be proactive and get answers. You can go for fertility assessme...

Stress and infertility

Stress and infertility

03:25 24th June 2016 | Infertility - Stress

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You cannot get pregnant and your partner can’t deal with it. You can’t deal with it either, if the truth be told. You both want to start a family but the more you try, the worse it gets. Stress is eating you up and while you don’t want to play the blame game, it is difficult not to when the stakes are so high. And the stakes are high when it comes to having, or not having, a baby in the Nigerian society. A woman is expected to produce a...

Fertility

Fertility

08:05 9th February 2016 | Medical Assessment

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Many people use the terms sterility and infertility as if they are interchangeable. They are not and it is important to understand the difference. Primary Sterility is when a couple is unable to conceive after having unprotected intercourse for a specified period. Secondary sterility is when a couple has had at least one child but has been unable to achieve another pregnancy.

There are two categories of infertility. Primary infertilit...

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...

What should you look out for when choosing a fertility clinic?

What should you look out for when choosing a fertility clinic?

02:50 16th February 2014 | Fertility Clinics

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For most couples dealing with infertility, the choice of where to seek for help is confusing. Typically they are alone in their reality with few people they feel confident enough to confide in and are blindsided by the weight of emotions and insecurities that their current reality brings with it. For most people the years go by, without them achieving pregnancy, and they realise that there is a problem. The predominant attitude to infer...

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