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Vietnamese infertility doctor invited to compile world textbooks

Vietnamese infertility doctor invited to compile world textbooks 5

Vietnamese infertility doctor invited to compile world textbooks

Doctor Ho Manh Tuong, Head of My Duc Reproductive Support Unit and Associate Professor, Dr. Vuong Thi Ngoc Lan, Head of the Faculty of Medicine, Ho Chi Minh City University of Medicine and Pharmacy are the first two representatives from Vietnam to participate in compiling a program.

This is a prestigious textbook of the world’s assisted reproductive technology industry, with a history of more than 20 years since its first publication in 1999. The 6th edition of the book series includes two volumes, a total of more than 900 pages.

Two Vietnamese doctors compiled a chapter of the Textbook, nearly 10 pages, on the topic of IVM technique (in vitro maturation of immature eggs), barriers to the application of this method and how to overcome the problems.

My Duc Reproductive Support Unit is a world leader in applying and improving new IVM protocols to treat infertility, with a high success rate (about 45-50%).

`This is the pride of us, of the Vietnamese reproductive support industry,` Dr. Tuong said, adding that Vietnam is 20 years behind the world in the field of reproductive support, but has continuously improved.

Doctor Ho Manh Tuong and Associate Professor, PhD Vuong Thi Ngoc Lan (2nd and 3rd from right) next to a number of world fertility experts.

In October, the first Australian baby was born thanks to improved IVM technology transferred by Vietnamese doctors, opening up hope for thousands of infertile women in this country, according to The Sydney Morning Herald – a daily newspaper.

The IVF (in vitro fertilization) technique requires women to be injected with drugs to stimulate the follicles to mature before they are removed from the ovaries for fertilization.

With this new technique, patients do not use ovarian stimulation drugs or use very little drugs, and only need two days to harvest eggs, instead of 2-4 weeks like IVF.

IVM is currently indicated in the group of patients with polycystic ovary syndrome, with a large number of cysts on the ovaries, those who need to store eggs, preserve fertility for cancer treatment, and patients who are resistant to stimulating drugs.

For people with polycystic ovaries, when injecting drugs for IVF, the ovaries will be stimulated, developing too many follicles, causing discomfort, abdominal tension, difficulty breathing, and even life-threatening.

Vietnam has applied IVM in infertility treatment since 2007. 10 years later, our country has become the country that performs the most and most successful IVM in the world, transferring technology to many countries such as Australia, the US, France, and Belgium.

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