Episode 147: IVF: Returning to Patient-Centred Treatment

The EMJ Podcast: Insights For Healthcare Professionals

May 5 2023 • 36 mins

Bishwanath Ghosh Dastidar, Director of the IVF Program at Ghosh Dastidar Institute for Fertility Research, Kolkata, India, joins Jonathan to discuss the continually shifting field of IVF. Dastidar also discusses reproductive healthcare in India, specifically planning for the future through the development of innovative strategies to bridge healthcare gaps.

Use the following timestamps to navigate the topics discussed in this episode:


(03:10)-How the birth of the world’s first IVF babies influenced Dastidar’s career choice

(06:50)-Personalised physiologic and mild stimulation treatments

(09:08)-Major breakthroughs in IVF in the past 15 years

(12:28)-The need for a shift in research focus in IVF and women’s health

(19:47)-The adoption of virtual healthcare and telemedicine

(25:06)-Unmet healthcare needs for females

(31:16)-Three wishes for the future of healthcare