Assisted reproduction has been an effective treatment option for couples in overcoming their problems related to infertility and plan their pregnancies better. The number of conceptions ending in a live birth with ART has been ever-increasing, but the treatment remains reserved mainly in the developed countries.
Assisted conception has been inaccessible or unavailable in the resource-deprived countries, but active doctors and scientists in the field are increasingly reaching out to people, helping them get fertility treatments and conceive babies. The wide spectrum of ART treatments is now reaching many regions. It has seen development in the developing nations as technological advancements in the sector open its door to provide multifaceted health-care.
There have been several reproductive health experts and doctors in India, working to prioritize the practice and researching of ART. One such leading embryologist and reproductive health consultant in India, Dr Goral Gandhi, has worked dedicatedly to suppress the challenges inherent in clinical skills training in India and to improve the overall ART performance. She has played a major role in overcoming the unique challenges faced by the region in adoption assisted conception.
The technology and social restraint posed a challenge for the adoption of treatment, especially in developing countries like India and South Africa, which Goral Gandhi has been trying to mitigate through her original research in the field, as well as educating people and generating awareness. She has also trained more than 500 embryologists and dedicated her career to improving IVF process and overall patient care in developing regions, majorly India.
Further opening about fertility treatments in India, patient outreach and efficacy of therapy shows a significant improvement. Anjali Widge of the Population Council, New Delhi, reported that there were more than 60 centers offering ART in India, almost all in the private sector. As the technology and availability of techniques improve, it is expected to provide a means to extend assisted reproductive technologies, reducing their expense and extending the limit.
Dr. Sonia Malik, another advocate of reproductive health and IVF in India, has been keenly working in the field of ART, introducing adequate physical and diagnostic facilities through optimized laboratories in the country, helping both men and women lead a fuller and better life.
She goes great lengths in helping understand how infertility is still seen as a woman’s condition than a man in the developing countries. Labelling women “childless” underpins social stigma and economic hardship for them. In developing regions, the issue of infertility is still synonymous with inability or incapability. Bringing the issue into light, renowned doctors like Goral Gandhi, Sonia Malik, and others, are working to bring accessible infertility treatment in emerging countries and extending patient outreach and education.
The complete adoption of ART in developing regions will not only help improve the reproductive health of both men and women but also mitigate challenges that couples might face in pregnancy, along with reducing birth defects and other complications, which are quite prevalent in emerging nations.