Why do we need training in IVF?


Why do we need training in IVF?

By Bijay Rawat 1 year ago Health

IVF & more…

In vitro fertilization is referred to as IVF. One of the more well-known applications of assisted reproductive technologies is this one (ART). In order to help sperm, fertilize an egg, and the fertilized egg implant in your uterus, IVF uses a mix of medications and surgical techniques.

The uniting of a woman's egg and a man's sperm in a lab dish is known as in vitro fertilization. Outside the body refers to in vitro. When an egg is fertilized, the sperm has joined and entered it.

IVF involves taking an egg out of the woman's ovaries and fertilizing it with sperm in a lab. A woman's womb is where the fertilized egg, also known as an embryo, is placed to continue growing and developing. It can be done with your own eggs and sperm, sperm from a donor, or eggs and sperm from your spouse.

IVF is chosen by people for a variety of reasons, such as infertility problems or when one couple has a pre-existing medical condition. Some people will try IVF if other fertility treatments have not worked for them or if they're past the prime of pregnancy. IVF is an additional reproductive option for same-sex couples or individuals who want to become parents on their own.

IVF is a treatment option for about 5% of infertile couples. Since 1978, more than 8 million children have been born through IVF. It is among the best assisted reproductive technologies (ARTs) out there.


IVF process

Step 1: You are administered a medication that will interfere with your regular menstruation cycle. This may improve the effectiveness of the medications used in the following phase of treatment. The medication is administered either as a nasal spray or as a daily injection that you will learn how to administer on your own. This is done for around two weeks.

Step 2: Take follicle-stimulating hormone, a fertility hormone, once your natural cycle has been inhibited (FSH).

Step 3: You will receive an injection of the hormone human chorionic gonadotrophin, which aids in the maturation of your eggs, prior to having your eggs harvested.

Step 4: Under ultrasound supervision, a needle will be inserted into each ovary while you are sedated in order to retrieve your eggs. This quick process lasts between 15 and 20 minutes.

Step 5: To fertilize the obtained eggs, your partner's or the donor's sperm is combined with them in a lab. In some circumstances, it would be necessary to inject each egg with a separate sperm. This procedure is known as ICSI or intracytoplasmic sperm injection.


Risks Associated

A man's sperm and a woman's eggs are mixed outside of the body in a laboratory dish as part of the assisted reproduction technique known as IVF. The woman's uterus may receive one or more fertilized eggs, which may implant in the uterine lining and develop. Serious side effects from IVF treatments and procedures are uncommon. There are hazards with all medical procedures, though.

IVF is typically regarded as secure. Like any medical operation, there are a few potential side effects and bad reactions. IVF risks can be broadly divided into two categories: dangers to the mother and risks to the unborn child. Side effects to women will include cramps, bloating, hot flashes, headaches, mood swings, etc.


Why do we need training in IVF?

Despite developments in assisted reproductive technology, the nation lacks IVF experts. Training upcoming physicians for IVF operations is required due to the increasing number of infertility cases in India, in addition to the current ART therapy processes. Due to the fast identification of this need, thousands of individuals can now receive infertility training from a wide variety of institutions.

The training centres offer obstetrics and gynaecology (OB/GYN) and reproductive endocrinology and infertility interns the chance to directly contribute to and provide care for patients from underserved groups who might not otherwise have access to infertility care. Medical graduates will be better equipped to care for patients in underserved populations, resource-constrained settings, and regions lacking readily accessible specialized reproductive endocrinology services thanks to the subsequent clinical experience.

The organised curricular and clinical structure needed to adequately prepare clinicians for infertility care in these settings, however, is lacking in many training programmes in India. Due to the large differences in REI education and clinical training that exist throughout OB/GYN residency programmes, as well as the existing variability, these shortcomings are apparent.

Medline Academics at rescue…

Padma Shri Dr. Kamini Rao’s Medline Academics, is an e-learning platform in reproductive health space. It is one of those training institutes offering fellowship in infertility. The fellowship program with Medline Academics covers the following:

  • Fundamentals of Reproductive Medicine (FRM)
  • Basic Infertility
  • Basic Embryology
  • Basic Andrology
  • IUI
  • Advanced ART for Clinicians
  • Biostatistics
  • Research Methodology
  • Laparoscopy and Hysteroscopy Theory


  • Egg pick up
  • Embryo Transfer
  • IUI
  • Semen Sample Preparation
  • Semen Analysis
  • Basic Hysteroscopy training on the simulator

Each of these modules is also available as a short-term course, where the theory section is covered at students’ convenience within a specified duration. However, the Hands-on training will be done in the training center located in Bangalore.

If you are interested in fellowship in infertility courses, visit our website: www.medlineacademics.com


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