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Experts say nylon pants can lead to male infertility

For the sake of preserving the fertility, men have been advised to stop putting nylon pants.The experts, who spoke during the first birthday of Little Miss Aishat Adeola Oladipo in Ilorin, also advised women against inserting corrosive materials into their birth canals.

Chief Medical Director (CMD) of the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH), Prof. Abdulwaheed Olatinwo, who gave the advice, stated that nylon pants are capable of reducing volume of sperms among those who consistently put them on.

Olatinwo, however, said the that all hope was not lost for those seeking the fruit of the womb, as in vitro fertilisation (IVF) has proven to be a reliable and safe option to solve the challenge of infertility.

Aishat was born to the family of Mr.Asimu Oladipo, 63, and Mrs.Muinat Oladipo, 48, a year ago through IVF procedure at UITH.
Narrating her experience, Mrs. Oladipo, the mother of the baby, said: “I was a barren woman for over 18 years. In the process, I had visited countless hospitals especially private ones, spending all my resources looking for a child but to no avail.”

“I married my husband as a virgin and I became worried trying to unveil the source of my bareness. To worsen my situation, I joined the team of women in menopause. So, the hope became shattered but my spirit was high especially in God. Some gynaecologists specifically told me to go and adopt a baby, until I met the Head of Gynaecology and Obstetrics Department of the UITH, Prof. Olayinka Balogun, who referred me to the IVF centre of the UITH.”

Olatinwo said IVF has accounted for about 30 per cent of pregnancies in the world since its successful experiment some 35 years ago, adding that UITH has succeeded in swelling the number of the success stories of IVF.

The CMD said he believed that through the IVF, Nigeria could strengthen her exchange rate prowess.
He added: “female circumcision should be totally shunned. Pre-marital sex should be discouraged so that unwanted pregnancies can be avoided. Besides, the use of drugs during pregnancy should be moderated by the experts to avoid tampering with organs formation.”

The hospital boss commended the staff of the IVF clinic for their dedication to duty, adding “there is no holiday at the unit because they are expected to render 24 hours services at all times.”

Omokanye, while urging more patronage of the centre, said late conception in marriages should not be linked with the activities of witchcrafts, but that of biological defects that could be corrected.



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