Lifestye in metro cities changing the fertility status of the couples, which caused consistent rise in IVF. Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has released a data, there have been 34,495 in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) cases registered in 17 of 24 wards of the BMC in the last five years.

According to the data received from the civic health department, around 70 new IVF centres have been registered over the last three years. The statistics further shows a consistent increase in the registration of IVF cases in these 17 wards from 2014 till 2016.

According to IVF Specialists, change in lifestyle is one of the prime reasons why an increasing number of couples who are opting for IVF treatment. As per the data received from 17 BMC ward offices by RTI activist Chetan Kothari, till July 2017, the highest number of IVF cases were recorded in D-ward which comprises upscale areas like Girgaum Chowpatty, Nepean Sea Road, Malabar Hill, and Breach Candy. D-ward has 12 IVF centres with 12,725 cases registered in the past five years and five new centres were registered in last three years. According to doctors, in 2010-15 the IVF market saw an 18 per cent growth with an expected growth of 20 per cent in the next five years. Dr Rajlaxmi Walavalkar, IVF-expert from Cocoon Fertility, said, “The success rate of IVF treatment is higher in comparison to other treatment.”

H/West ward recorded the second highest number of IVF registrations of over 7,661. G/North ward, with only two IVF centres, had 5,751 cases registered. Dr Indira Hinduja, Gynaecologist PD Hinduja Hospital, said, “Awareness has increased. IVF treatment has become a routine treatment. Social media and technology have made people aware of the treatment.”

List of IVF Cases Registered in 17 Wards

2016 – over 9918

2015 – over 7207

2014 – over 5360


News Resource – DNA India, Image from Mirror, UK