Majority of Indians Comfortable Discussing Infertility and Alternative Pregnancy Methods
A recent study conducted by Pristyn Care, a leading healthcare provider, has revealed important insights into the awareness and decision-making surrounding in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatments in India. With over 2,000 respondents from major cities participating, the study highlights the need for greater understanding and ethical practices within the IVF industry.
Women Seen as Key Decision Makers in IVF Treatments, Study Finds
According to the study, 58% of respondents believe that women play a crucial role in deciding whether to undergo IVF treatment. This indicates the importance of empowering women in their fertility journey and involving them in the decision-making process. The findings also emphasize the significance of providing comprehensive information and support to couples considering IVF.
Cost and Emotional Factors Drive Willingness to Pursue Multiple IVF Cycles
Despite the high costs and emotional challenges associated with IVF, the study found that 60% of respondents, including both men and women, would opt for another cycle even after experiencing unsuccessful attempts. This highlights the resilience and determination of couples seeking fertility treatments. However, the study also underscores the need for affordable and accessible options to ensure that cost does not become a barrier to treatment.
Lifestyle Factors and Growing Infertility Rates in Younger Age Group Raise Concerns
The study revealed that over 70% of respondents considering IVF treatments belonged to the 25-35 age group, with infertility affecting either partner. Lifestyle-related issues such as sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), work stress, unhealthy eating habits, lack of exercise, and obesity were identified as factors contributing to rising infertility rates. This highlights the importance of awareness campaigns and preventive measures to address these concerns.
Trust in IVF Marketing Tactics Calls for Self-Regulation and Ethical Practices
Surprisingly, 61% of respondents expressed trust in the marketing tactics employed by IVF centers and indicated a willingness to opt for them. This highlights the need for self-regulation and ethical practices within the IVF industry to protect and guide couples seeking fertility treatments. The study emphasized that comprehensive doctor consultations and success rate metrics were the primary considerations for 27% and 25% of respondents, respectively, in choosing an IVF fertility clinic and treatment.