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In-vitro fertilisation still a taboo in Kenya

30 March 2016, 09:51

Nairobi – The method of getting pregnant via in-vitro fertilization despite having been first developed in Britain in 1978 has not caught on in Kenya.

According to Citizen TV Head of Operations, Joy Noreh said that it is due to the lack of knowledge amongst citizens.

The Nairobi IVF Centre has since performed 2 000 biological in-vitro’s since opening in 2004 with a 55% success rate.

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The two major concerns about the process is its’ high cost at $4000 and the stigma of ‘playing God’.

Other less invasive methods to fall pregnant involves taking prescribed medication, Clomid to spur ovulation while the other is dietary and herbal treatments.

In-vitro fertilization, or IVF, involves extracting the egg and fertilizing it with the man’s sperm outside the body. The embryo is then inserted into the woman’s uterus.

The Daily Nation reported that a patient who had gone through the Nairobi IVF Centre said they had to save for many years and take a personal loan. It took them three loans at Sh1.1 million before she successfully conceived. 

Also that previously not many men visited the clinic due to the misconception that infertility only applied to women. 

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