By; KENNETH ORUSI, Asaba
A one-day capacity building workshop for doctors has ended with a call on them to improve the quality of service delivery they offer to clients in the South-south and South-east region.
The workshop which was held on Saturday in Asaba in collaboration with Nordica Fertility Centre and Society of Gynecology and Obstetrics of Nigeria (SOGON), trained over 60 doctors on the ability to carry out effective Intraurinal Insemination (IUI) on couples.
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Nordica Fertility Centre, Doctor Abayomi Ajayi, explained that IUI is a form of assisted conception to help couples who are finding difficulty having children.
He noted that it is the most basic form of assisted conception where the sperm is prepared and injected into the uterus of the woman, “because for fertilization to occur the sperm and the egg must come together and when they come together in the body, is the fallopian tube. It increases the chances of the sperm to get through to the fallopian tube so the fertilization can occur”, explaining that in IUI fertilization occurs within the body while IVF occurs outside the body.
One of the resource persons at the workshop, Dr Chioma Onyekwere, a consultant gynecologist, hinted that before the method is used as a form of treatment on people who have challenges in the area of conception, it must meet certain criteria.
“when people meet such criteria, age been important, the tubes been open because we have said that fertilization takes place inside the body and for fertilization to take place, the egg and the sperm must meet and for them to meet, the tube must be open”, pointing out that when the tube is not open, the egg and sperm would not meet.
She said “before somebody is chosen for IUI, you have to evaluate that person. The age we say it is better for people who are less than 35 as a woman”.
Chairman Edo/Delta SOGON mid-western, Dr Mojeed Momoh, said the workshop was excellent as it would help doctors in the field to do their work proficiently as it would provide the possibilities and availability of doctors to carry out the treatment within their environment without necessarily allowing the patients to travel miles to be treated.