Doctors debate infertility at meet

ABU DHABI - The General Directorate of Abu Dhabi Police, in collaboration with Serono Medical Company, organsed a symposium on Wednesday evening to discuss the latest developments in obesetrics and gynaecology, and the methods of treating infertility, which are very costy and require regular follow-up.

By Nada S. Mussallam

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Published: Fri 27 Feb 2004, 12:31 PM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 2:14 AM

Elite foreign and Arab medical experts delivered scientific lectures on the causes and treatment of infertility during the symposium which was attended by a large number of local gynaecologists and obesetrics specialists from the different health institutions.

Professor De Geyter Christain from Switzerland made a presentation on the 'Assisted Preproduction Technology (ART)' where he spoke about the impact of spontaneous conceptions on general outcome after infertility counselling and the impact of ART on the general population in some European countries. He also discussed factors accompanying discarriage after In-Vitor Fertilisation (IVF) (the procedure most commonly used to conceive a baby outside the womb), the recent recombinant therapy in ART and the new trend concerning individual regimens for ovarian stimulation. Visiting Professor Dr Zaid Al Kilani from Farah Hospital, Jordan, shed light on test tube babies and the embryo laboratory practices and procedures.

According to recent statistics, about 10 per cent of the cases of infertility iare due to problems in ovulation, which is a simple problem that can be solved by injecting fertility hormones. The scientific symposium, also included a video show about the different medical services provided by the Abu Dhabi Police to police personnel and their families.

The specialised consultation unit of obesetrics and gynaecology of the medical services of Abu Dhabi Police is equipped with the latest medical instruments in the field of fertility treatment and has a team of specialists.

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