Olive Branch Clinic, Lekki, Lagos is set to bring succour to childless couples as the clinic would now be offering assisted reproductive procedures for childless couples.
This was made known by the clinic's medical director, Dr. Ikenna Emeka at the inauguration of the clinic.
Emeka stated that the inclusion of in-vitro fertilisation services was to provide succour for Nigerians with reproductive challenges.
According to him,
“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"
Also speaking at the launch was the Chief Medical Director of Medical Art Centre, Lagos, Prof. Oladapo Ashiru, who urged couples to embrace the assisted reproductive services as an option to treating fertility challenges.
In his words,
“It is about giving nature a helping hand to help couples conceive. With continuous research and practice, I am optimistic that fertility challenges will be brought to the barest minimum level in Nigeria.”