|Nguyen Hoang An is the first baby who was born following artificial insemination at the Vinmec Hospital's Reproductive Technology centre on August 2014. — Photo Vinmec Hospital
HA NOI (VNS) — Twenty-six healthy babies were born following artificial insemination at Vinmec International Hospital since the hospital's Reproductive Technology Centre opened in Viet Nam in November 2014.
"Six more babies conceived by artificial insemination are expected to be delivered in the last two months of 2015," Hospital Director Nguyen Thanh Liem said.
The centre had provided fertility services to infertile couples, which raised the clinic's success rate to 43.3 per cent, equivalent to leading fertility centres in developed countries such as Australia and the United States, Liem said.
Equipped with advanced medical facilities, the centre helped infertile couples in Viet Nam to have babies, and provided consultation and examination services on reproductive and andrological health to couples, especially infertile ones. Advanced genetic and stem-cell techniques were used for couples with sperm and overall dysfunctional diseases.
A survey of the health sector in 2012 showed that Viet Nam has about one million infertile couples, comprising 7.7 per cent of the total number of couples of reproductive age in the country.
An estimated 60 per cent of the infertile couples need help to have a baby. Numerous Vietnamese couples go abroad for artificial insemination that costs at least US$10,000 per couple. — VNS