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Nurse midwifes serve as a primary healthcare providers for women and most often provide medical care for relatively healthy women, whose health and births are considered uncomplicated rather than high risk, as well as their neonates. A Women with high risk during pregnancies can often receive the benefits of midwifery care from a nurse in collaboration with a physician. The nurse midwife can work closely or in collaboration with an obstetrician & gynecologist.

Midwife


A midwife is trained to help the pregnant women to deliver their babies. Midwives have been around for centuries, though it requires a formal training for midwives is relatively recent. A certified midwife (CM) typically receives a license to practice the midwifery. A lay midwife performs the duties of a CM but he/she is not formally licensed for any medical emergency. Now a Days, they can get, a certified professional midwife (CPM) which is certified by the North American Registry of Midwives. All midwives help the women during labor and delivery time. If the patient requires further medical attention, they must go to a hospital, since a midwife does not have professional medical training to handle such cases.

Nurse

A nurse, on the other hand, can work in a wide variety of medical specialties/situations not just for labor and delivery time. A labor and delivery nurse works in the same medical field as those of midwife; however, a nurse can only assist the obstetrician/gynecologists. A nurse is not authorized to perform the entire delivery, except in emergency situations in presence of gynecologists/obstetrics.

  • Track 1-1Pediartic Nursing
  • Track 1-2Paramedics
  • Track 1-3Occupational Health Nurse
  • Track 1-4Obstetrical Nursing
  • Track 1-5Gerontological Nursing
  • Track 1-6Nursing Research & Education
  • Track 1-7Midwifery Skills

Speech Language Pathology specialize in the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of communication disorders (speech disorders and language disorders), cognitive-communication disorders, voice disorders, and swallowing disorders. They also play an important role in the diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorder. Speech, language, and swallowing disorders result from a variety of causes, such as a stroke, brain injury,hearing loss, developmental delay, a cleft palate, cerebral palsy, or emotional issue.

Speech-language pathologists can help with the following:

Speech delays and disorders which  includes articulation, phonology and motor speech disorders.
Language delays and disorders which  includes expression and comprehension in oral and non-verbal contexts
Fluency disorders, including stuttering.
Swallowing and feeding disorders which results in adults, children and infants.
Cognitive-communicative disorders which  includes social communication skills, reasoning, problem solving and executive functions.
Pre-literacy and literacy skills which  includes phonological awareness, decoding, reading comprehension and writing.
Communication and swallowing disorders related to other issues. For example, hearing impairments/deaf, traumatic brain injury, dementia, developmental, intellectual or genetic disorders.

  • Track 2-1Fluency disorders
  • Track 2-2Voice and resonance disorders.
  • Track 2-3Swallowing and feeding disorders

Infections in the female genitalia and the accessory sex organs are commonly and collectively known as Gynaecologic Infectious Diseases. While some of these diseases can be cured easily by the usage of antibiotics while others need to be paid serious attention to while curing them. Some of the infectious diseases are vulvo vaginitis, cervicitis, pelvic inflammatory diseases and sexually transmitted diseases. These diseases can also occur during pregnancy and their severity increases with the progress of pregnancy in most cases. Infections like Cytomegalovirus, Herpes simplex virus infection, Rubella, Toxoplasmosis, Hepatitis or Syphilis, Listeriotic, Bacterial Vaginosis can damage the foetus as well affect labour or choice of delivery method. To prevent these kind of diseases, personal hygiene is of utmost importance. All the above-mentioned diseases can be cured by consuming the right dosages of antibiotics like Aminoglycosides, Cephalosporin’s, Metronidazole, Penicillin’s.

  • Track 3-1Vulvovaginitis
  • Track 3-2Cervicitis
  • Track 3-3Pelvic Inflammatory Diseases
  • Track 3-4Sexually Transmitted Disease

Gynaecologic Oncology is a specialized field that deals with cancers pertaining to the female genitalia and reproductive system. Ovarian cancer, uterine cancer, vaginal cancer, cervical cancer and vulvar cancer are all a part of gynaecologic oncology. According to the data collected by The Society of Gynecologic Oncology 8,200 women in the United States are affected by gynaecologic cancer annually. This number rose to 94,730 in the year 2015. Some of the ovarian malignant germ cell tumour are dysgerminoma, embryonal carcinoma, polyembryoma, choriocarcinoma and immature teratomas. Nowadays, cervical cancer is the most talked about gynaecologic cancer caused by Human Papillomavirus. In most of the cases cervical cancer is not even diagnosed in the first stage. It is often diagnosed in the later stages. Doctors nowadays suggest women who are above 40 years of age to go through Pap-smear tests every two years. The rate of survival in case of gynaecologic cancers is higher if it is detected in the early stages of the disease. Chemotherapy and radiations are often used to treat cancers and lesions in the reproductive tract. There are various complications that come in after the patient goes through chemotherapy. The most common gynaecological complications of pelvic radiation are ovarian failure in pre-menopausal women and vaginal stenosis (vs). followed by sexual dysfunction and menopause.

  • Track 4-1Survival in Gynecologic Oncology
  • Track 4-2Chemotherapy
  • Track 4-3Complications of Chemotherapy
  • Track 4-4Radiation Toxicity
  • Track 4-5Epithelial ovarian cancer
  • Track 4-6Cervical Intraepithelial Neoplasia
  • Track 4-7Cervical cancer
  • Track 4-8Endometrial Hyperplasia
  • Track 4-9Gestational Trophoblastic Diseases

Cervix is the lower part of the uterus which opens into the vagina. When the abnormal cells of the cervix grow out of control, cervical cancer occurs. Cervical cancer can be easily detected in the early stages by a test called ‘Pap test’. In the year of 2016, 12,990 cases of cervical cancer were registered in the United States only with 4,120 deaths. Most kinds of cervical cancer is caused by a virus known as Human Papillomavirus or HPV. There are many types of HPV. however, every kind does not result in cervical cancer. Some causes genital warts which does not have any symptoms.  The main causes of cervical cancer are smoking, usage of oral contraceptive pills and getting multiple pregnancies. The symptoms of cervical cancer include irregular bleeding from the vagina besides the definitive time span of regular menstrual cycle, pain in the lower abdomen, pain during sexual relations and abnormal vaginal discharge. Every kind of cervical cancer is not fatal to the women. Treatment that includes surgeries and chemotherapies has been proved to be successful in treating cervical cancer in the initial stages. Surgeries such as hysterectomy, brachytherapy, trachelectomy, removal of pelvic lymph nodes with or without removal of ovaries and fallopian tubes, chemotherapy and radiations help in treating cervical cancer. There are various ways in which cervical cancer could be prevented. Barrier protection, that is usage of condoms while having sex, screening and vaccination are the ways in which cervical cancer could be prevented.

  • Track 5-1Causes- HPV, Smoking, OCP and Multiple Pregnancies
  • Track 5-2Diagnosis-Biopsy, Precancerous lesions, Staging
  • Track 5-3Treatment- Hysterectomy, Brachytherapy and trachelectomy

Urogynaecology is sub-division of gynaecology. Urogynecologists are specially trained medical professionals who treats clinical problems related to dysfunction of the pelvic floor and bladder. In some countries Urogynaecology is also known as Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery. Some of the disorders in pelvic floor include urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapses and faecal incontinence. Other conditions where urogynaecology is practiced are Cystocele, Enterocele, Female Genital Prolapse, Lichen sclerosis, Overactive Bladder and Rectovaginal fistula. In modern times, Urogynecologists are responsible for the care of women who encounter trauma to the perineum during childbirth. Some of the tests which are performed in urogynaecology pathology include Cystourethroscopy toxin injection, dietary modification, robotic reconstruction, sacral nerve stimulation and urethral injection.

  • Track 6-1Urinary incontinence
  • Track 6-2Pelvic Organ Prolapse

Methods and devices used to prevent pregnancy are often known as birth control or contraception. Contraception has been in practice since time immemorial, but the modern ways of contraception had come into play in the 20thcentury. Birth control is not only used in cases of unwanted pregnancies, but it is also used in cases where pregnancy is proved to be fatal to the foetus as well as the mother. It also protects people from getting affected by sexually transmitted diseases. Contraception also plays a pivotal role in family planning as well. It affects demographics like population control, population density and so on. Birth control also helps in increasing economic growth of a country by decreasing the number of dependent children, more women in the working sector and less use of scarce resources. Nowadays in the market, various kinds of contraception are available both for men and women that have long term and short-term effects respectively. While some contraceptives are permanent, others are temporary. Among the permanent ways of contraception, sterilization is one of them which are vasectomy in males and tubal ligation in females. Among the non-permanent methods of contraception there are emergency contraception pills, patches, vaginal rings, injections, intrauterine devices. Other physical barrier methods include usage of condoms, diaphragms, birth control sponges and fertility awareness methods.  Worldwide 26th September is celebrated as the World Contraception Day.

  • Track 7-1Oral Contraceptive Pills
  • Track 7-2Barrier methods
  • Track 7-3Emergency Contraception
  • Track 7-4Intra Uterine Devices

Reproductive Endocrinology is a sub-division in Gynaecology and Obstetrics which trains professionals in the field of reproductive medicine, hormonal dysfunction during pregnancy as well as it deals with the issue of infertility among couples. Reproductive endocrinologists not only treat people affected by infertility but also treat patients with hormonal dysfunctions.  Regulation and proper functioning of the endocrine system is very important for the human body. Improper secretion of hormones leads to many complications in pregnancy. Dysfunction of reproductive hormones is one of the most common reasons for infertility among men and women. Hormonal changes not only affect the human body but also the human mind to a larger extent. When pregnancy is considered a milieu of hormones constitutively affects the development of the baby during embryogenesis and the mother, including human chorionic gonadotrophin and progesterone. Over activity or under activity of the hormonal glands in our body induces many diseases like Diabetes, Thyroid, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, Hirsutism, Virilism and so on. The onset of puberty menstrual cycle and menopause are all due to the endocrine system functioning in our body. Reproductive endocrinology exclusively deals with the complications of infertility and tends to give it solution through reproductive medicine and hormonal injections.

  • Track 8-1Menstrual Cycle
  • Track 8-2Puberty
  • Track 8-3Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Track 8-4Infertility
  • Track 8-5Menopause
  • Track 8-6Virilism

Breast disease cause cysts, infections, lesions and lumps. These diseases can be painful as well as without pain in many cases. Some of these diseases can be benign and others can be malignant. Most of the common breast diseases and infections are Bacterial Mastitis, Fibrocystic Breast Disease, Chronic Sub-areolar Abscess, Tuberculosis of the breast, Actinomycosis of the breast and breast engorgement. The breast shows various symptoms if it has been going through some disease. The symptoms can be lumps in the breast region, inversion of the nipple, breast skin change and secretion from the breast. Nowadays many women are largely affected by breast cancer due to the lifestyle they are leading. Major causes for breast cancer include smoking, drinking alcohol, usage of oral contraceptive pills. Breast cancer can be also be caused due to uterine cancer and cervical cancer. Women from an early age should self-examine their breasts at regular intervals and have mammography regularly. Women above the age of 40 years and majorly menopausal women are at a greater risk of suffering from breast cancer. Pathological tests like Mammograms, biopsy, breast cancer index test, breast physical exam, digital tom synthesis, breast MRI, end predict test  are all done to access and detect diseases of the breast.

  • Track 9-1Breast Cancer
  • Track 9-2Metastatic Breast cancer
  • Track 9-3Mondor’s disease
  • Track 9-4Paget’s disease of the breast
  • Track 9-5Breast atrophy and hypertrophy

Cosmetic Gynecology has been shown to be appropriate among the doctors as an alternative in wide ranging surgical procedures. For the execution of this kind of surgery, patient selection is very crucial. In case of minimally invasive gynaecologic surgery there are various advantages to it. The advantages being shorter period of stay at the hospital decreased analgesic requirements, faster recovery, lower intra-operative and post-operative complications and improved quality of life. The usage of laproscopy has been extensive for the management of benign gynaecologic conditions such as treatment and evaluation of endometriosis and benign adnexal masses. According to the American Society of Cancer 40,100 women were affected by uterine cancer in the year of 2008 and the number has increased by four-fold in the upcoming years. Cosmetic Gynecology includes vaginoplasty which is the reconstruction of the vagina. These surgeries reconstruct the vagina and the other female genitalia which have been destructed by chemotherapies and radiation. Reconstruction surgery after cancer treatment, McIndoe surgical Technique, Bowel vaginoplasty, Sex assignment surgery, Labiaplasty, Elective vaginoplasty, Hymen surgical procedures, Balloon vaginoplasty and Wilson Method comes under minimally invasive gynaecologic surgery.

  • Track 10-1Vaginoplasty
  • Track 10-2Surgical outcome of penile inversion vaginoplasty
  • Track 10-3Utility of minimally invasive surgery in endometrial cancer care
  • Track 10-4Feasibility and perioperative outcomes of robotic assisted surgery in the management of recurrent ovarian cancer.
  • Track 10-5Tissue pathways for gynaecologic pathology

Pathology has come a long way since its extensive applications in the field of medical sciences from 1950’s and maybe even before that. Gynaecologic pathology has come up with developments in the recent times. Innovations such as immunohistochemistry, tissue pathways and molecular pathologies have opened up path-breaking arenas in terms of gynaecologic pathology. Molecular pathology is emerging as an important discipline in pathology which is focussing on the study of diseases by examining molecules, tissue fluids and bodily fluids. Nowadays cancers like breast and ovarian cancer can be detected by examining the fluids rather than opting for biopsy. Immunohistochemistry on the other hand plays an important role in the differential diagnosis of gynaecological lesions.

  • Track 11-1Immunohistochemistry in gynaecologic pathology
  • Track 11-2Molecular studies in gynaecologic tumours
  • Track 11-3Tissue pathways for gynaecologic pathology

A branch of medicine that specializes in fertility preservation, diagnosing and treating infertility, and other reproductive problems. Reproductive medicine also deals with issues related to puberty, menopause, contraception (birth control), and certain sexual problems. Reproductive medicine has allowed the development of artificial reproductive techniques (ARTs) which have allowed advances in overcoming human infertility, as well as being used in agriculture and in wildlife conservation. A significant part of Reproductive Medicine involves promoting fertility in both men and women. For fertility issues, this may involve assisted reproductive technology (ART) such as in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) or fertility medication. There are surgical methods that can be used as treatment however these are now performed less frequently due to the increasing success of the less invasive techniques. Treatment is also required for sexually transmitted infections (STIs). These can take the form of antibiotics for bacterial infections such as chlamydia or highly active anti-retroviral therapy (HAART) for the HIV virus. The use of reproductive medical treatments has become increasingly routine in recent years. There are different Process which are given below. The branch of medicine dealing with the prevention, diagnosis and management of reproductive problems is known to be reproductive medicine. The aim of reproductive medicine is to improve and maintain the quality of reproductive health. The knowledge of reproductive medicine is based on reproductive anatomy, endocrinology, physiology and pathology. If the topic of reproductive medicine is considered, it can be further sub-divided into prenatal medicine and postnatal medicine. The issues addressed in reproductive medicine are sexual education, family planning, reproductive system diseases, birth control, infertility and sexual dysfunction. Ovulation, pregnancy, menstruation, menopause and other gynaecological problems are also assessed under reproductive medicine.

  • Track 12-1Caesarean section
  • Track 12-2Diagnostic hysteroscopy
  • Track 12-3Diagnostic laparoscopy
  • Track 12-4Hysteroscopic surgery
  • Track 12-5Laparoscopic adhesiolysis
  • Track 12-6Laparoscopic treatment of endometriosis
  • Track 12-7Laparoscopic ovarian cystectomy

When a woman is carrying more than one baby, it is known as multiple pregnancies. If more than one egg is released during the menstrual cycle and each one is fertilized by a sperm, more than one embryo may implant and grow in the uterus. Increment has been seen in multiple pregnancies. This is because more women older than 35 years are having babies. Women who belong to this age group are at high risk of having twins. Another reason for the increase is that more women are undergoing fertility treatments to become pregnant. These treatments increase the risk of multiple pregnancies. A multiple pregnancy can affect the health of both mother and the child. The most common complication of multiple pregnancies is preterm birth. Diagnostic tests for preterm births include Chorionic villus sampling and amniocentesis. However, these tests may be difficult to perform as each foetus has to be tested.

  • Track 13-1Preterm Birth
  • Track 13-2Low Birth Weight
  • Track 13-3Cerebral palsy
  • Track 13-4Incomplete separation
  • Track 13-5Mortality rate (stillbirth)
  • Track 13-6Chorionic villus sampling
  • Track 13-7Amniocentesis

Mild uterine prolapse usually doesn't require treatment, but uterine prolapse is making you uncomfortable causing any disruptions in your regular life, you may benefit from the treatment

 

It is the most natural thing that every woman experience after a certain age in her life. It can occur between the ages of 42 and 56 but usually occurs when a woman in almost 51. During this period the ovaries stop producing eggs and level of oestrogen declines. It is the natural cessation of ovarian function and menstruation. The symptoms of premature menopause are often the same as those experienced by women undergoing natural menopause.

  • Track 15-1Irregular or missed periods
  • Track 15-2Hot flashes
  • Track 15-3Mood swings
  • Track 15-4Night sweats
  • Track 15-5Sleep problems
  • Track 15-6Weight gain and Slow metabolism
  • Track 15-7Thinning of hair
  • Track 15-8Dry skin

Reproductive cancers are cancer that is related to the organs in reproduction. The most common reproductive cancers in women are cervical cancer, ovarian cancer, uterine cancer, vaginal cancer, Vulvar cancer. Cervical cancer is the Cancer of the cervix, the lower end of the uterus that extends to the vagina. Ovarian cancer is the Cancer in the ovaries, the two organs that make female hormones and produce a woman’s eggs. Uterine cancer is the Cancer in the uterus (womb), the organ where the baby grows when a woman is pregnant. Vaginal cancer is the Cancer of the vagina, the hollow channel that leads from the uterus and cervix to the outside of the body. Vulvar cancer is the Cancer of the vulva, the area around the opening of the vagina.

  • Track 16-1Vaginal Cancer
  • Track 16-2Vulvar Cancer
  • Track 16-3Endometrial Cancer
  • Track 16-4Cervical Cancer
  • Track 16-5 Ovarian Cancer
  • Track 16-6Causes and Risk Factors
  • Track 16-7Fallopian Tube Cancer
  • Track 17-1Penile Cancer
  • Track 17-2Testicular Cancer
  • Track 17-3Causes and Risk Factors
  • Track 17-4Testings, Screening, Treatment and Diagnosis
  • Track 17-5Pelvic Floor Disorders and Pelvic Pain
  • Track 17-6Delayed or Precocious Puberty
  • Track 17-7Sexually transmitted diseases

Gynecologic and Obstetrics Pathology is the medical pathology subspecialty dealing with the study and diagnosis of disease involving the female genital tract, which includes vagina, uterus, and ovaries and the breasts. Obstetrics Pathology is the study of diagnosis and diseases involve during pregnancy and childbirth, and the postpartum period. A physician who practices Gynaecologic Pathology is a Gynaecologic Pathologist. Obstetrics Pathology is the study of diagnosis and diseases involve during pregnancy and childbirth, and the postpartum period.

  • Track 18-1Pathology of vagina
  • Track 18-2uterine cancer
  • Track 18-3Breast Cancer
  • Track 18-4Complications of labour
  • Track 18-5Pregnancy with abortive outcome
  • Track 18-6Complications of Previable Pregnancy
  • Track 18-7 Pathology of Ovaries
  • Track 18-8Pathology of Fallopian tube
  • Track 18-9Pathology of Uterus
  • Track 18-10 Disorders Originating in prenatal period
  • Track 18-11Cervical Pathology
  • Track 18-12Vulvar cancer

Polycystic ovary syndrome is a hormonal disorder causing enlarged ovaries with small cysts on the outer edges of ovaries. It is common among women of reproductive age. PCOS is a problem with hormones that affects women during their childbearing years (age’s between15 to 44). 2.2 and 26.7 percent of women in this age group have PCOS. The cause of PCOS is not known, it appears that PCOS may be related to many different factors working together. These factors include insulin resistance, increased levels of hormones called androgens, and an irregular menstrual cycle.

  • Track 19-1Irregular periods
  • Track 19-2Heavy bleeding
  • Track 19-3Hair growth
  • Track 19-4Acne
  • Track 19-5Weight gain
  • Track 19-6Male-pattern baldness
  • Track 19-7Darkening of the skin

‘Care’ is word that is related to all stages of conceiving a child. Before delivery, a woman has to take care of only herself and after delivery she has to care of herself as well as her baby.  Nine months of delivery can be divided into three stages and that is pre-partum care, Intra-partum care and postpartum care. In the initial stages that is the pre-partum the expecting mother for the various pathology and radiological assessments in order to keep a constant vigil on the development of the foetus in her womb. This makes it easy to find complications in pregnancy like preeclampsia, eclampsia, miscarriages, bleeding etc. Immunization of the mother is of core importance as this protects the foetus from many deadly diseases. After conceiving and leading up to the delivery of the baby, the body of the mother undergo changes and so does her psychological state of mind. Post-partum care is primarily important to the newly born baby as well as the mother. Breastfeeding is of the most important key parameter postpartum care. Next comes in line protection of the new-born from external infections and providing the baby with all the vaccinations at regular time intervals. Postpartum depression, peri-partum cardiomyopathy, urinary incontinence, puerperal fever are the other complications which come in after the delivery of the baby

  • Track 20-1Preeclampsia
  • Track 20-2Failure in development of organs in foetus
  • Track 20-3Miscarriage
  • Track 20-4Puerperal fever
  • Track 20-5Postpartum depression
  • Track 20-6Breastfeeding
  • Track 20-7Abortion
  • Track 20-8Third trimester bleeding
  • Track 20-9Eclampsia
  • Track 20-10 Decline in function of foetal organs while in womb

Ultrasound is done during pregnancy to track the development of the foetus in the mother’s womb.  It is not only helpful in tracking down development but also helps to find out any foetal anomalies, if there are any. Ultrasound reveals the heartbeat of the foetus, the radius of the head, the length of the hands and feet and his/her height and weight. There are various kinds of ultrasound which can be done during pregnancy namely Transvaginal Ultrasound, 3-D Ultrasound, 4-D Ultrasound and Foetal Echocardiography. While the Sonography reports in the first trimester provides information about the foetal heartbeat, it also, examines the placenta, uterus, ovaries, cervix, checks for multiple pregnancies, the sonography done in the second and third trimester reveals much important criteria like placental abruption, placental previa, characteristics of Down’s syndrome if there are any possibilities. The ultrasound in this stage also determines whether the foetus is carrying any form of congenital disease whether hereditary or non-hereditary or not. Genetics is not given enough importance before conceiving. As most of the pregnancies come unplanned passing on of genetic disorders from parents to the baby is very common. Genetic disorders are also known as ‘recessive disorders. Some of the genetic disorders are Sickle Cell Disease, Thalassemia, Tay-Sachs Disease Fragile X Disease etc.

  • Track 21-1Ultrasound
  • Track 21-2looking into the genetic conditions of parents and therefore the possibilities in the baby
  • Track 21-3Foetal Anomalies
  • Track 21-4Clinical Utility of foetal echocardiography

Health problems that occur in the mother’s body due to pregnancy are termed as complications in pregnancy. These complications can be now sub-divided into many sections. While some complications are common in every expecting mother, others can be particular to selective individuals only. According to the statistics it is found that 90% of the females in some or the other stages of pregnancy have experienced complications. While some complications are easy on the body like mild nausea and morning sickness but other complications like asthma, diabetes, thyroid diseases and hypertension needs to be taken care of under the quality guidance of gynaecologists and obstetrics. Some of the medical complications prove to be fatal to the foetus as well as the mother. Women suffering from other medical complications like HIV, urinary tract infections, ectopic pregnancies etc. should go for immunization and medical assistance from time to time to keep the intensity of the complications under control.  Some of the medical complications like diabetes and hypertension are so chronic that they continue to persist in the body even after the delivery of the baby. Avoiding smoking, consumption of alcohol and maintaining a healthy lifestyle decreases the chances of having complications in pregnancy.

  • Track 22-1Thyroid diseases
  • Track 22-2Diabetes Mellitus
  • Track 22-3HIV
  • Track 22-4Urinary Tract Infection
  • Track 22-5Asthma

It is a process of fertilisation where an egg is combined with sperms outside the body, in vitro ("in outside glass"). This process involves monitoring and stimulating a woman's ovulatory process, removing an ovum or ova (egg or eggs) from the woman's ovaries and letting sperm fertilise them in a liquid in a laboratory. After the fertilised egg commonly known as zygote undergoes an embryo culture for 2–6 days, it is implanted in the same or another woman's uterus, with the intention of attaining a successful pregnancy.
 

  • Track 23-1IVF Treatment
  • Track 23-2Embryo cryopreservation
  • Track 23-3Time-lapse embryo imaging
  • Track 23-4Adjunctive procedures
  • Track 23-5Ectopic pregnancy
  • Track 23-6Premature delivery and low birth weight
  • Track 23-7Sperm Collection And ICSI
  • Track 23-8Embryo Transfer and Implantation

The Technology which is used to achieve pregnancy artificially is known as the assisted reproductive technology. Assisted reproductive technology includes procedures namely fertility medication, fertilization (IVF) and surrogacy. ART is primarily used in treating infertility among couples. It belongs mainly to the field of reproductive endocrinology and infertility. ART includes many techniques such as intra-cytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), cryo-preservation, trans-vaginal ovum retrieval, embryo transfer, assisted zona hatching, autologous endometrial co-culture, zygote intra-fallopian transfer, cytoplasmic transfer, egg donors, sperm donors, pre-implantation genetic diagnosis, embryo splitting, GIFT, ZIFT, sex selection and surgical sperm retrieval. All these methods are being widely used as problems of infertility are increasing at an alarming rate worldwide. While some of these methods are safe but majority of them are harmful to the foetus as the babies are born with birth defects or genetic defects. ART also carries the risk of heterotopic pregnancy. In IVF and ICSI babies are born with low birth weight, decreased expression of proteins in energy metabolism, visual impairment and cerebral palsy. ART procedures in the United States have doubled in the last 10 years with the cost ranging from $2,000 to $30,000. ART procedures should only be performed after examining the medical condition of the couple. Many a times ART proves to be harmful to both the mother and child.

  • Track 24-1Surrogates and Gestational Carriers
  • Track 24-2Perinatal Medicine