Male Infertility: The Silent Shame

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About the Case Presentation


Male infertility, often relegated to the shadows of conversation, is a pervasive yet frequently overlooked issue causing immense emotional distress and societal stigma. The silence surrounding this topic stems from cultural taboos and misconceptions, leaving many men to grapple with feelings of inadequacy and shame. Despite affecting roughly half of all infertility cases, discussions around male fertility remain scant, perpetuating a cycle of secrecy and isolation. Breaking this silence is crucial for fostering understanding, support, and access to necessary medical interventions, ultimately empowering individuals and couples to navigate this journey with dignity and compassion.

About the Speaker


Dr. Richika Sahay

Head Fertility specialist and Gynec-Laparoscopic Surgeon 
Fortis Hospital,New Delhi

Dr. Richika Sahay Shukla is infertility and IVF Specialist. She is a well qualified and trained professional. Dr. Richika has wide experience and has done extensive training in the field of IVF-ICSI & Gynecological Endoscopy. She has worked with some of the pioneer institutes in India such as AIIMS and Sir Ganga Ram Hospital.

She is an expert in doing In- Vitro fertilization(IVF)/ICSI by various protocols and in difficult cases like an elderly patient, postmenopausal, poor ovarian responders. She is an expert in doing Surrogacy, Donor eggs conception.

She is an expert in doing difficult oocyte retrieval (adhered ovaries, high ovaries, ovaries with endometriosis). She is an expert in doing difficult Embryo transfers. She has made several patients conceive by doing fertility enhancing surgeries by Laparoscopy and Hysteroscopy (like septal resection, intrauterine adhesiolysis, myomectomy, tubal cannulation). She is well versed with Ultrasound catering to infertility, gynecology, and obstetrics