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Clinic offers succour for childless couples

The Medical Director, Olive Branch Clinic, Lekki, Lagos, Dr. Ikenna Emeka, has said that the clinic would now be offering assisted reproductive procedures for childless couples.

Emeka said this at the inauguration of the clinic in Lagos on Monday.

He noted that the inclusion of in-vitro fertilisation services was to provide succour for Nigerians with reproductive challenges.

“Infertility is a common and distressing problem, which often creates pressure in an otherwise stable and happy relationship. Peculiar to us in sub-Saharan Africa is the large premium our culture places on immediate procreation and child-bearing.

In his address, the Chief Medical Director, Medical Art Centre, Lagos, Prof. Oladapo Ashiru, urged couples to embrace the assisted reproductive services as an option to treating fertility challenges.

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