IVF also prevents the transmission of genetic diseases to the baby

Gynecology and Obstetrics Specialist Prof. Dr. Kubilay Vicdan reported that in vitro fertilization can be used to prevent the transmission of genetic diseases to the baby as well as infertility.

A scientific meeting was held in a hotel by the Association of IVF Centers, where the problems that cause infertility in men and the treatment methods for them were discussed.

Also a member of the Board of IVF Centers Association, Prof. Dr. Kubilay Vicdan pointed out to the AA correspondent that infertility can be caused by serious problems as well as many simple causes.

Vicdan said, “We apply in vitro fertilization treatment, especially in cases where the woman’s tubes are closed, and in cases where we do not get a response with some medical or surgical treatments, such as severe male infertility.” said.

Vicdan said that couples who experience infertility and do not get results from different treatments may prefer the in vitro fertilization method and continued as follows:

“We benefit from in vitro fertilization in cases where infertility persists despite treatment and the cause cannot be determined. Also, nowadays, when there is a known genetic disease in the family, we may need to use in vitro fertilization technology to rule it out. Especially in our country where consanguineous marriages are common, recessive genes come together in the child. In this type of couples with a single gene carrier, we can detect mutated genes and transfer normal embryos to the mother. Sometimes, we can use them to sort out some structural defects that occur in advanced age pregnancies or chromosomes. In cases such as recurrent miscarriages and unsuccessful pregnancies, we can use them for IVF. We can use therapy.”

Noting that in vitro fertilization has been practiced for 43 years, Vicdan said, “Currently, almost 5 percent of births in some countries are performed by in vitro fertilization. This method has been widely used in our country since 1988-1989. Therefore, couples do not need to worry about this. none.” used the phrases.

“We continue our applications without any problems”

Prof. Dr. Kubilay Vicdan stated that after the first Kovid-19 case was seen in Turkey in 2020, they stopped new practices for 2-3 months apart from the ongoing in vitro fertilization treatments, and said, “We started the in vitro fertilization practices again with the start of the vaccination process. Currently, we continue our practices without any problems.” shared his knowledge.

Noting that the increase in exchange rates also increased the prices of IVF treatment, Vicdan said:

“We bring most of the materials we use in IVF treatment from abroad on a foreign currency basis. The reflection of these on the prices will start to reduce the possibility of patients accessing this treatment. Therefore, we, as companies that supply consumables to both IVF centers and IVF centers, take the responsibility and prevent patients from experiencing this process negatively. We need to take some economic measures that can prevent this and discuss the conditions for in vitro fertilization for patients at more affordable prices.”

Ahmet Sertan Kul


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