Year : 2018 | Volume
: 3 | Issue : 1 | Page : 1-
A new dawn: AJIAC is growing slowly but surely
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria
Dr. Preye Fiebai
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Port Harcourt, Rivers State
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Fiebai P. A new dawn: AJIAC is growing slowly but surely.Afr J Infertil Assist Concept 2018;3:1-1
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Fiebai P. A new dawn: AJIAC is growing slowly but surely. Afr J Infertil Assist Concept [serial online] 2018 [cited 2021 Apr 15 ];3:1-1
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The Association for Fertility and Reproductive Health (AFRH) launched AJIAC in 2016 with the aim of promoting the publication of experiences and expanding the knowledge base of reproductive health practitioners in Nigeria and Africa. This is the third volume of the journal which is the official publication of AFRH and the first I will be editing.
Since its maiden edition in 2016, submissions to AJIAC have gradually increased, and the current edition has three original articles including one from India. AJIAC aims to promote high-quality research and encourages scientists in our region to share their experiences by sending in articles for publication. Omokanye and his co-authors reviewed important issues relating to assisted reproductive technology (ART) in Nigeria, including financial, ethical, and practice challenges. AFRH has been the vanguard for the regulation of ART practice, and this article makes recommendations that are in line with the objectives of AFRH.
Muhammad et al., from Zaria, compare outcomes of unaided and microsurgical varicocelectomy in the management of infertile men with varicoceles. Their results may be of interests to many practitioners who feel varicocelectomy is of limited use in the management of male infertility. While they reported no difference in outcomes between unaided and microsurgical varicocelectomy, they reported an overall pregnancy rate of 20% in 6 months in treated men. The role of urologists in the management of infertility is clearly highlighted by their submission.
Mohammed-Durosinlorun et al. present the attitudes of a cohort of infertile women from Northern Nigeria toward adoption. Despite high levels (85.2%) of awareness of adoption, they reported a low level of uptake among infertile women interviewed. Underutilization of this management option is influenced by social and cultural factors among others. The authors posit that education of the community and larger studies were recommended to provide further insights.
In the final original article in this edition, Sachan et al. from India discuss prognostic factors and pregnancy outcome in intrauterine insemination (IUI) cycles in North Indian women. In their study, woman's age, body mass index, and single dominant follicle were the main prognostic factors for successful outcome. Unilateral or bilateral tubal patency, antral follicular count, endometrial thickness on the day of ovulation, and either double IUI or single IUI had no significant effect on outcome. This study was limited by a small sample size but indicated a need for further investigation with larger populations.
Finally, the abstracts of presentations made at the 2018 AFRH annual conference are published in this edition. The abstracts cover a wide range of topics in reproductive health, infertility, and ART. Have a good read.