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Jammu KashmirIFS experts raise alarm over the surge in infertility cases in J&K

IFS experts raise alarm over the surge in infertility cases in J&K


Srinagar, Jan 2: Experts from the Indian Fertility Society (IFS) on Tuesday raised alarm over the surge in infertility cases in and .

Concerns were highlighted during the Conference on “ & Reproductive Medicine” current scenario and treatment' held in ski resort of Gulmarg in Baramulla district.

The conference organized by IFS Kashmir Chapter in collaboration with Med Age IVF Centre, Srinagar, was attended by 150 delegates from across the country to discuss current issues related to infertility and its treatment in J&K and the country.

The experts who presented the papers at the conference said there is a huge rise in infertility cases and only a few reliable infertility and IVF centers are available for the treatment.

To address the issue, an initiative “Sudeeksha” a national project, was launched for Kashmir during the conference.

“Sudeeksha” aims to train postgraduates in Gynaecology at the grassroots level to give appropriate and ethical treatment to infertile couples, the organizers of the event said.

The program would bring awareness about the problems in society and provide solutions by holding educative sessions and public forums.

The start of national data collection for practices in Kashmir was also discussed as an important need during the conference.

IFS Kashmir would take the lead in these programs and involve senior faculty from medical colleges who were present at the conference and agreed that they would join hands to make this happen.

Founder Secretary of IFS Kashmir Dr Syed Sajjad Hussain, who was the chief organiser of the conference, stressed on need for understanding the national laws on Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART) and urged all doctors to follow ethical practices under these laws.

Chief spokesperson, IFS Kashmir, Prof Ambreen Qureshi highlighted the changing incidence and trends in infertility in Kashmir.

The conference was an attempt to project Kashmir's infertility problems at the national level through IFS and become partners in the national level programs. It is a progressive step for both the doctors and the public of Kashmir.

The Northlines is an independent source on the Web for news, facts and figures relating to Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh and its neighbourhood.

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