Chinese Population Steadily Declining : New Straits Times

by Dr Agilan Arjunan, Fertility Specialist, KL Fertility Centre (Malaysia)

My comment as a fertility specialist on the issue of declining fertility rate among the Chinese population in Malaysia.

Link:

https://www.pressreader.com/malaysia/new-straits-times/20160801/281672549316694

 

 

Reducing IVF Cost :Save on Fertility Fees

by Dr Agilan Arjunan, Fertility Specialist, KL Fertility Centre (Malaysia)

My write up on how to save on fertility treatment published in The Star (Fit For Life)

Link: http://www.star2.com/family/children/2016/06/12/tips-to-reduce-the-cost-of-ivf/

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Frozen Embryo Transfer: “Ice Ice Baby”

by Dr Agilan Arjunan, Fertility Specialist, KL Fertility Centre (Malaysia)

 

Just a few days ago an article about frozen embryo transfer was published in The Star .

In summary, the article mentioned about the advantage of deferring embryo transfer to a later date (ie freezing the embryo first and do the embryo transfer later). It says that by doing so, the miscarriage rate was lower and this leads to a higher live birth rate.

I completely agree with the findings and it concur with my own clinical experience.

Currently, IVF / ICSI can be broken into 2 segments :

a) Stage 1: Ovarian stimulation, egg collectian and fertilisation

b) Stage 2: Embryo transfer

Traditionally, Stage 1 & 2 are done in the same period cycle (fresh embryo transfer). We can get reasonably good pregnancy rate with fresh embryo transfer.

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Vaccine That Will Help Infertility

by Dr Agilan Arjunan, Fertility Specialist, KL Fertility Centre (Malaysia)

 

As many as 1 in 6 couples suffer from infertility. In current times, nearly 50% of infertility are due to female factors and the other 40-50% are due to male factors . In about 1/3 of couples, no conclusive reason can be found.

Some couples will be able to conceive with simple treatment such as an IUI (Intra-Uterine Insemination). Others may need an IVF / ICSI (In-Vitro Fertilisation / Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection).

One of the reasons for an IVF is tubal disease, where the Fallopian tubes of the women is blocked and sometimes swollen.

Often there is a clear reason for the blockage such as previous tubal surgery for an ectopic pregnancy (pregnancy outside womb), previous gynaecological surgeries such as for an ovarian cyst and endometriosis.

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Fertility Programming (Parenthood Magazine)

by Dr Agilan Arjunan, Fertility Specialist,KL Fertility Centre (Malaysia)

Becoming a parent is a natural process for many. For some, the journey becomes a little bit more difficult. Some needs helps in terms of fertility treatments or an IVF. Learn about some dos’ and don’ts for both woman and  man in their journey towards parenthood.

 

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