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Experts talk on increasing infertility rate & its treatment

Kolkata: The Bengal chapeter of the Indian Society of Assisted Reproduction organised the sixth annual conference "Fertility Conclave 2019" at South City Club Auditorium on Saturday.

"The main objective of the conference is to understand why the infertility rate is rising and what are the best options infertile couples can go for. For the past five years infertility rate has been annually increasing by 2 to 3 per cent," said Dr Dipanjana Datta, Medical Geneticist.

The World Health Organisation has declared infertility as a new epidemic, one in four couple now seeks opinion of specialists for childlessness.

However, many factors can change a woman's ability to have a baby. These include age, smoking, excess alcohol consumption, stress, poor diet, athletic training, weight issues and sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

In about one-third of couples, women is above the age 35 have fertility problems.

The Indian Society of Assisted Reproduction has now emerged as the largest organisation for such specialists with more than 2000 members, Bengal chapter has more than 200 members and working as the key link among all these consultants for propagation of knowledge and technology. It holds regular infertility camp to create awareness and knowledge in people.

This year's annual conference will be attended by more than 200 delegates and 70 local and six national faculties. For two days, specialists will deliberate on intrinsic details of infertility treatment, counselling and new technologies.

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