A fertility specialist with the Medifem Multi-Specialist Hospital and Fertility Centre has advised married couples with fertility problems to seek medical solutions in their quest to bear children.
According to Dr Nana Henaku-Larbi, assisted conception technologies are safe and proven to deliver results to people seeking children all over the world.
“There are four factors that must all be present and in a good state for conception to occur; sperm, egg, a fallopian tube and a womb. Infertility is usually caused by a deficiency with at least one of these four factors. For several couples, the only way out may have to be through assisted conception.
“We use medical procedures and scientific means to correct any of these factors and improve your chances of having a baby. These are well-researched, tried and tested scientific means which are safe and we must encourage couples to pursue these means when they have tried all they can and are still not succeeding,” Dr Henaku-Larbi said.
He added, “it is God who has given Doctors the knowledge to help people who may not be able to conceive through the natural means”.
Dr. Henaku-Larbi gave this advice when he spoke to journalists on the sidelines of a seminar organised by Live, Move, Have Your Being, a not-for-profit organization in collaboration with Mahogany Consult.
The public relations and event management firm aimed to educate, inform and counsel families going through fertility and pregnancy-related challenges in the country.
Under the theme ‘Assisted conception’ the seminar at the Victory Presby Church in Adentan had Canon Samuel Nii Lanquaye Lamptey, Priest-in-Charge at the Accra Ridge Church sharing the Biblical point of view of the topic.
Maria Agozie, a Chartered insurer shared her experience as someone who went through challenges with childbirth and how she finally sought help to overcome her challenge.
Available data indicate that at least 50 million couples worldwide experience infertility.
In Ghana, infertility has traditionally been attributed to spiritual and superstitious reasons.
Medical experts are however calling for a paradigm shift urging couples to seek medical treatment.