Mukherjee Fertility Centre (MFC), the first IVF Centre of Howrah. MFC was started in March 2016 at Howrah, near Belur Math, with an initiative towards decentralization of super specialty health services among the common people of our society. Since most centers are situated at proper Kolkata, none at the district level, whereas people of all economic strata have infertility. Especially in rural areas frequent Gyaenecological infections cause tubal block leading to infertility. And they fail to treat due to the dearth of money. So Dr. Shiuli Mukherjee, board-certified in Reproductive Endocrinology and Surgery by the National Board of Indian society of Obstetrics and Gynaecology made a target to reach the IVF to all strata of common people especially for those who belong to lower socio-economic group. We are focused to accelerate awareness of reproductive health problems and eradicate its misconception among the mass with special reference to poor people.
Our interest in popularizing Mild stimulation IVF especially in a low socioeconomic group has led her to be involved in much research work published in the Journal of Human Reproductive Sciences.
We have successfully given pregnancies to the couple after 18 - 20 years of marriage through IVF/ ICSI in severe oligozoospermia, azoospermia, recurrent pregnancy failure, tubal block, premature ovarian failure, and polycyclic ovarian syndrome and endometriosis.
As IVF science is progressing fast, we are now focussing on egg preservation by cryobiology techniques. Sperm freezing was popularized for the last 10 years, but due to technical difficulties, oocyte freezing was not successful to that limit. But oocyte freezing is the only or main way of preserving fertility especially for girls who are cancer survivors. Once a girl suffers from cancer and undergoes radio or chemotherapy if this is pelvic part then automatically ovaries can be destroyed, and later they can't give birth to a baby. But before undergoing chemo or radiotherapy if her eggs are preserved, they can have pregnancies later once they are fit and get married maybe after 5 years of cancer cure. And also for those women who have polycystic ovaries or endometriosis, they can save their eggs in liquid nitrogen and if wish to get married at a later age means at elderly age still they will have a young embryo, like a time machine. A lady at 40 years is conceiving by her eggs which are of 35 years, kept under liquid nitrogen. I would like to convey the message to the women and men about gamet freezing and keeping hope for carrying a pregnancy for cancer survivors, especially for poor people, who are scared of expenses.