An Analysis By Vivian Ihechu
The World Bank indicator estimates the fertility rate in Nigeria to be 5.5 as at 2017, meaning that an average Nigerian woman can have at least five children in her life time.
Another indicator, Knoema, says the total fertility rate for Nigeria as at 2019 stood at 5.32 (children per woman), a gradual decline from 6.47 children per woman in 1970 to 5.32 children per woman in 2019.
While couples are procreating, many are still experiencing one form of infertility or the other, hence the clamour to seek assisted reproductive alternatives to become parents.
One of the most successful assisted reproductive technologies is the In-Vitro Fertilisation (IVF).
It involves many processes and steps where the ovaries are stimulated to develop multiple follicles, within each one is an egg, by using “fertility drugs”; the eggs are fertilised with sperm, cultured and develop…
Source: News Agency of Nigeria