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Nigeria records first baby by ‘freezed egg’

Nigeria has recorded the birth of its first baby conceived through the oocyte (egg) freezing protocol.
The feat was recorded by The Bridge Clinic, Lagos, on February 16, with the delivery of a male child, named Tiwatope.
The oocyte was preserved through cryopreservation, which is the cooling of cells and tissues to sub-zero temperatures to stop biological activity and preserve the cells for future use.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Ajabor wants law on regulation of IVF delivery

Benin—A gynaecologist and obstetrician, Prof Linus Ajabor, has canvassed the enactment of a law by the National Assembly to regulate ethical services in the In-vitro Fertilization delivery in the country.

Insisting that the In-vitro Fertilization (IVF) service delivery has become elitist in the country, he said such a law, when enacted, would reduce the cost of IVF delivery and enable the poor to benefit from such service since infertility was an issue that affects both the poor and rich. Prof Ajabor, who is also the Medical Director of Saint Anita hospital, Benin, made the call at the 11th annual conference and scientific meeting of the Nigeria Fertility Society, which took place in Benin Noting that there has been a steady increase by couples who want children through the IVF delivery system.

He said that since the first baby was delivered by IVF in the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH) on April 28, 2008, 12 other babies have been delivered in the hospital through the same system and commended the management of the hospital for bringing its IVF services to the reach of the poor.

The acting Chief Medical Director of the hospital, Dr. Mike Ibadin, in his address, said that the hospital has reduce the cost of IVF treatment to about N350,000-N400,000 to enable poor couples benefit from such services.

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