Giving the ‘good news’ – Virk Fertility

In today’s time there are a number of couples who are struggling with family planning. Virk Fertility, Jalandhar has been giving the good news to a number of couples since decades now. Dr. Akhils Preet Singh, medical officer, Virk Fertility believes that it is always a positive step ahead when one plans for a fertility treatment. He talks to Urban Melange and shares his take on the male infertility and the common myths in the Indian society and more.

Q. Tell us about your journey. Why did you choose this field of medicine?

My father who is leading India’s top IVF center in North India- Punjab, has worked relentlessly for past 30 years to deliver positive results for infertile couples with care and trust.  

After completing MBBS, I joined family business- Virk fertility services as medical officer. In my early days when I was still learning about the intricacies of IVF and all the related treatments, I looked at a fertilized human egg through a microscope and then it was an epiphany moment. I knew that this was my calling, and this is where my passion lies. Currently I’m working as an embryologist/IVF consultant and I’m pursuing Fellowship in Embryology to further my in-depth knowledge in the cutting edge and rapidly evolving field of reproductive medicine.

Q. Break some common myths related to male infertility.

Myth #1: The problem is always with the woman and infertility isn’t common in men.

Fact: Infertility affects men and women equally

Myth #2: Fertility isn’t linked to overall health.

Fact – Sperm quality is a crucial element of male fertility, but it’s not the only factor. Low sperm count or low-quality sperm are common causes of male infertility, but overall health is important, too.

Myth #3. Age isn’t a factor in male fertility

Fact: Male fertility declines with age. Sperm count and sperm quality gradually decrease as you get older.

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