Advanced fertility treatment is commonly referred to as test-tube babies. The scientific terminology is In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF). In simplified terms it means fertilization takes place outside the body, in highly regulated and specialized labs. Once the eggs are fertilized, they become embryos, and are then allowed to grow in the lab for a few days before being placed into the woman’s womb (uterus).
Sub-fertility is the preferred terminology for couples who have difficulties conceiving. A recent survey in Kenya suggested that about 1 in every 4 - 6 Gynecological consultations are related to sub-fertility.
Dear doctor,You seem to have forgotten men in the fertility equation. I have heard so much about preserving fertility in women, what about us men? My age is advancing rapidly, without any foreseeable prospects of a suitable partner. How do I get my fertility preserved?