A human fertility expert, Dr Abayomi Ajayi has said Nigerians abroad facing fertility problems were returning to the country to undergo In Vitro Fertilizer, IVF procedures.
This came as he advised women diagnosed with fibroids not to panic over surgeries, saying there were many ways of treating the disease rather than going under the knife.
He particularly admonished them to consider undertaking noninvasive method of treating fibroids.
He spoke in Abuja, at an event with the theme: “Modern Techniques for Managing Uterine Fibroids and Adenomyosis, organised by the Society of Gynaecologists and Obstetrics of Nigeria, SOGON, in collaboration with Nordica Fertility Centre, Abuja, and Association of Nigerian Private Medical Practitioners, ANPMP.
Dr Ajayi, who is the Managing Director of Nordica Fertility Centre, a foremost fertility treatment centre in Abuja, however, blamed insecurity for the inability of foreign nationals to embrace Nigeria for the fertility treatment.
He said Nigerians living abroad were embracing IVF in the country because of the centre’s technology and engagement in the best standard of IVF.
“What we have tried to do, year in and year out is to make sure that we meet up to international standards. That is what we set up to do from the get-go, to make sure that Nigerians here in Nigeria, can have the same treatment and that is why we try to move abreast with technology.
“That we are here in Nigeria does not mean we are sub-humans. Europeans don’t have two heads. We also try to give Nigerians what they will get if they go to Paris or London and that has been our goal all along.
“So Year in and year out, that is what we try to match ourselves with and I can say proudly that everybody is beginning to see that and that is why we are getting many more people coming in from abroad to come to Nigeria for IVF treatment.
“So, it’s common now for people in England, for people in the U.S to say look, if you want to do IVF, go to Nigeria.
“We get a lot of people from Australia, America, coming to Nigeria for IVF. Nigerians who live there, come home for IVF treatment,” he said.
On whether foreign nationals were also embracing his centre,Dr Ajayi said,”The only people who are confident in coming to Nigeria are Nigerians.”