First government center specialising in fertility set to open in Oman

Oman Saturday 10/February/2024 13:10 PM
By: Times News Service
First government center specialising in fertility set to open in Oman

Muscat: The Fertility Center at Al Wattayah Obstetrics and Gynecology Complex is the first government center specialising in fertility in the Sultanate of Oman and represents a glimmer of hope and a journey towards motherhood and desired fatherhood to help couples overcome the problems of pregnancy and childbirth.

The center, which will officially open on 14th of February, includes a medical team with extensive experience in the field of fertility, consisting of infertility and pregnancy assistance consultants, technicians and embryologists, and is equipped with the latest technology in laboratories to provide free medical care services of high quality while taking into account high standards of professionalism.

During the first year post its opening, the center seeks to receive and treat 1,000 cases in the first year, with the number rising to 1,500 cases in the second year.

In vitro fertilization is used in cases of obstructed fallopian tubes and infertility in males, including low sperm count or severe weakness in sperm motility, or in women with ovulation disorders or infertility of unknown cause with failure of other procedures and treatments.

In vitro fertilization operations will be performed according to internationally accepted conditions to improve the conditions for the success of the techniques and increase the pregnancy rate, the most important of which is that the mother’s age should not exceed 42 years when registering for treatment, with the absence of a healthy child in the current marriage, and the woman’s body mass index should not exceed 35, which would be A positive impact on the success of treatment, which will include ages 43 and 44, with good ovarian reserve, which will be confirmed with test results.

The mother's age is the main factor controlling the chances of ICSI success. As a woman gets older, the success rates decrease, and the success rate of ICSI at the age of forty is very low compared to the success rate of ICSI at the age of thirty or twenty.

The center provides fertility preservation services by preserving reproductive cells, such as eggs and sperm, for the benefit of groups suffering from diseases and disorders that affect their fertility, such as cancer patients, before starting treatment that affects fertility.

The Fertility Center will receive cases referred from obstetrics and gynecology departments from all hospitals and government health complexes from all governorates, from urology clinics treating male infertility, from reproductive endocrinology clinics in the Royal Hospital and Al Wattayah Complex, from endocrine clinics, and from oncology centers to preserve fertility by freezing eggs or sperm animals or embryos.