Dimbayaa is a collective of fertility professionals based in The Gambia and Holland. We strive to promote fertility awareness and development within West Africa. We are deeply committed to provide all the primary and ancillary services related to infertility counseling, diagnosis and treatment to the people of The Gambia in West Africa.
At Africmed Clinic in Brusubi, The Gambia we have developed a program for fertility care. We offer counseling, standardized diagnosis and treatment currently being ovulation induction (OVI) and intrauterine insemination (IUI). In the future we hope to further develop and expand our range of fertility treatments to cryo-preservation (freezing) of semen and low cost IVF.
We strongly believe educations and prevention should also be part of our program. Demystifying the causes and creating awareness on fertility on the one hand, and primary prevention; sexual education of young people on how to avoid STD’s, as well as secondary prevention; early and appropriate diagnosis and treatment of STD’s, on the other hand.
In Africa, the topic of infertility often very much taboo. Traditionally, infertility is not seen as a medical problem but to be caused by a curse or interference of spirits. Seeking help often means a lonely path for women struggling with infertility.
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Because of the wide range of psychological and social implications, counseling, education and guidance is an important part of the process of infertility investigation and treatment.
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Infertility Testing and Diagnosis
Since at least 25% of infertile couples have more than one factor causing infertility, it is important to evaluate all factors that may affect both partners.
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Treatment of Infertility
Assisted reproductive techniques (ARTs) involve manipulation of sperm and ova or embryos in vitro with the goal of producing a pregnancy. Examples of ART are intrauterine insemination (IUI), in vitro fertilization (IVF).
Mild stimulation protocols in combination with the simplified culture system can masively reduce the costs of IVF yet guarantee safety and effectivety. This will make this program attractive not only for Gambian couples, but also those from the region as well as beyond.
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