Fertility treatments amid the coronavirus pandemic

In South Africa, infertility occurs in 15% to 20% of the population. That means one in every six couples struggle to conceive. Thanks to the advancement of technology, many of the couples who struggle to conceive are able to consider other options of family planning. The Cape Fertility Clinic has the largest In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) clinic in the country and a very well respected Egg Donation program. Their facilities are purpose built with an IVF Procedure Room, Laboratory and Embryo Transfer Room that include a modern sophisticated Laboratory that allows all the latest Assisted Conception Techniques to be used with great success. Siphosihle speaks to Dr Sulaiman Heylen who is the Chairman of Cape Fertility Clinic and also the President of the Southern African Society of Reproductive Medicine and Gynaecological Endoscopy (SASREG).
23 Jul 2020 English South Africa Technology · Music

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