How was 2021 in terms of infertility and IVF treatment?

Today, environmental conditions cause an increase in the number of people experiencing infertility. The new lifestyle, environmental pollution, consumption of foods containing carcinogens, the spread of infectious diseases cause an increase in infertility all over the world, and a decrease in egg reserve and quality. So, how was the year 2021, which we have come to the end, in terms of infertility and IVF treatment? Many details about this treatment method, Gynecology, Obstetrics and IVF Specialist Op. Dr. Serpil Kirim talked about it.

Gynecology, Obstetrics and IVF Specialist Op. Dr. Serpil Kırmızı said: “We call the inability to have a baby despite having unprotected sexual intercourse for an average of 12 months as ‘infertility.’ We call it ‘infertility’.

Recent studies in this field in our country show that the number of couples who apply for in vitro fertilization to have a child is increasing. Situations such as the effects of environmental conditions on genes and couples delaying their plans to have a child due to living conditions unfortunately lead to an increase in infertility rates in our country.

Kiss. Dr. Serpil Kırmızı said, “One out of 7 couples in Turkey resort to in vitro fertilization treatment because they cannot conceive naturally. Our country, where an average of 42 thousand in vitro fertilization treatments are performed annually, ranks 6th in the world and 9th in Europe with this number.

It is known that there are 40% male infertility, 40% female infertility, 10% male and female infertility, and 10% infertility whose cause cannot be determined in Turkey, which is in the top 10 in the list.


“The developments in the field of IVF treatment in the last 40 years, especially technological developments, have increased the success rates in treatment results,” said Op. Dr. Crimea continued:

“While the success rates did not exceed 10% in the first years of IVF treatment, in 2021, technological revisions in laboratories, advances in embryo fertilization techniques have increased the rates of embryo retention. We can enlarge it until today. We receive IVF applications mostly from big crowded cities such as Istanbul, Izmir, Antalya and from different countries of the world.”

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