BY DOTUN IBIWOYE
Nigerian couples seeking solution to their infertility problems now have option to use donated eggs or sperms without any legal implication. This development is coming on the heels of a recent declaration by one of the country’s fertility experts, Dr. Adewunmi Adeyemi-Bero, saying that there are currently no legal implications against donations of eggs or sperms for fertility treatment anywhere in the world.
Adeyeni-Bero who is the Chief Medical Director of The Roding Reproductive Center, Ajah, Lagos, spoke during the official commissioning of the fertility clinic, stressed that donors and recipients do not have to know each other.
He encouraged the public to feel free to walk into any fertility centre to donate their sperms and eggs for free without necessarily expecting to do it for profit.
According to him, The Roding Reproductive Centre is a unit in a multi-specialist hospital that offers dedicated specialist services in all matters of family health especially for the mother and child.
It provides a wide range of fertility treatment options which includes: ovulation induction and cycle monitorting, In vitro fertilisation (IVF), Intra uterine insemination, surgical sperm collection, egg donor services, IVF surrogacy, blastocyst transfer and counseling services.
On the success rate of their services, the CMD noted that their bio-pregnancy rate is approximately 65 percent while the clinical pregnacy rate is approximately 50 percent in the last seven months.
The centre has also recorded successful delivery of a baby boy born to a 52-year-old woman who conceived through IVF/ICSI treatment protocol.