The emergence of fertility preservation techniques has proved to be a boon to individuals who wish to opt for parenthood later. Dr. Hrishikesh Pai, one of India's leading IVF specialists , elaborates on Fertility Preservation and its successful techniques for those who wish to proceed.
Experiencing parenthood is a dream of many, but at times life has something else in the store – for some, it is their career, while for some, it is illness or health condition that prevents them from becoming parents at the suitable time and age. However, with advancements in ART, various fertility methods make it possible to realize it.
Dr. Hrishikesh Pai is considered one of the pioneers of IVF in India, and he states,' I have witnessed immense developments in the assisted reproductive technology since the late 1980s. But with the onset of fertility preservation techniques, individuals are better informed and equipped to preserve and safeguard their sperm and ovum, as the case may be, to create families in the future. '
He elaborates on the preferred fertility preservation techniques, such as cryopreservation of a woman's egg or the man's sperm, implying they can be used when they wish to become parents. On similar lines, embryos or fertilized eggs are preserved for future use. Under exceptional circumstances, either of the partners could be facing challenges in conceiving due to health issues, cancer treatments or a decline in fertility due to advanced age.
Embryo cryopreservation is possible for couples undergoing IVF cycles and wishing to preserve surplus fertilized eggs if they want to get pregnant later. Embryo cryopreservation improves their chance of getting pregnant without undergoing ovarian stimulation or egg retrieval.
Ovarian tissue freezing, as the name suggests, is for women likely to experience no or poor ovarian function due to health complications or cancer treatments. Doctors recommend ovarian tissue freezing before commencing the cancer treatment. It involves surgical removal of the ovarian tissue and freezing it for transplantation or re-implantation in the future. Hence, women who wish to preserve their ovarian function or cannot keep hope for egg retrieval opt for ovarian tissue freezing.
The IVF specialists and patients first need to ascertain the suitability of these procedures. Also, they need to consider the patient's age, health and other factors conducive to fertility, pregnancy and parenthood when going ahead with any of them. The expertise and experience of IVF specialists help in recommending the most suitable procedure and how to preserve the eggs, sperm, embryos or ovarian tissue, as the case may be.
About Dr Hrishikesh Pai
Dr Hrishikesh Pai, MD, FCPS, FICOG, MSc, is a renowned gynecologist and prominent authority in India's IVF and Assisted reproductive techniques. Dr Pai is a pioneering expert in infertility and IVF, currently the Director of the Bloom IVF Group, which operates eight IVF centres across India.
He is acknowledged for the introduction of hysteroscopic surgery and for leading successful laparoscopic programs for family planning in India. Also, he has introduced several groundbreaking techniques in assisted reproduction, earning him recognition and awards, including the Frost & Sullivan Best IVF Group in India Award in 2013.
Dr Pai's contributions extend globally, as he was elected as a Member of the Board of Directors of the International Federation of Fertility Societies (IFFS), becoming the first Indian to hold this position. Dr Pai's dedication to women and child health has earned him leadership roles in various prestigious associations and societies, including the Indian Association of Gynecological Endoscopists and the Mumbai Obstetrics & Gynecological Society.
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