Saturday, June 29, 2019

Infertile couples need to learn how to use the internet intelligently !

I'm a big believer in Information Therapy, and I think the internet is a great tool to allow infertile patients to learn a lot.
I encourage patients to go online to educate themselves, but they're not very good at assessing the information they find. They can't differentiate between reliable websites, and those which peddle myths and misconceptions !
Here's a strategy which works well.  You need to take a two-step approach.
First, work on making sure your knowledge base is solid . Get your scientific and medical facts right, by acquiring this from reliable websites, such as www., or WebMD.  This is medical information which is sound , reliable and trustworthy. Lots of sites are run by quacks, or people who want to sell you their services.
After you are sure you understand the facts, you can then blend this sound foundation with personal stories. You can find these on bulletin boards , forums, or on Quora. Since these are usually first person accounts, you cannot extrapolate this anecdotal experience to your own treatment !
This is the best way you can get the best of both worlds ! If you try reversing the order, you will get completely messed up and confused.
What to find an IVF clinic which respects your time and intelligence ?

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