Madurai

‘Infertility among women on a dramatic rise over the years’

“At a time when we are witnessing dramatic technological changes where Japan is researching the use of stem cells to create animal embryos that contain human cells, India is preventing surrogacy. It becomes important to host seminars to discuss and deliberate unethical practices and technological advancements,” said Managing Directorof Sumathi Hospitals Sunitha Prabakaran.

Speaking at the inauguration of the fourth edition of Dr. S. Manorama Memorial Continuing Medical Education here on Sunday, Dr. Sunitha said the session, held for 20 medical practitioners, would focus on assisted reproductive technology, fetal medication, genetics, infertility, obstetrics and gynaecology, besides hands-on workshop on basic embryology.

“Infertility has dramatically increased over the years. A decade ago, only two in 10 women would be infertile. The number has increased to six. To address infertility, women are unaware of safe clinics and unethical practices are rampant. Here, we attempt to teach doctors the right way,” Dr. Sunitha said.

Many sessions

Sessions on pre-implantation genetic diagnosis, a screening of the embryo to check for recurrent and sporadic genetic diseases and hypertensive disorders of pregnancy took place.

V. Madhini, senior practitioner, said the workshop would delve on he best practices of Manorama, the founder of Sumathi Hospitals. Senior doctor Sanjay Patil, Director of KGS Scans K. G. Srinivasan and Head of Department of Anaesthesia of Madurai Medical College Kalyana Sundaram paid tributes to Dr. Manorama, saying she was was an inspiration and a visionary to set up the first hospital for infertility in Madurai.

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