President of the Association for Fertility and Reproductive Health (AFRH), Dr Ibrahim Wada, has said childlessness among couples will soon be thing of the past in Nigeria.
He said this at a news conference in Abuja to commemorate this year’s World Fertility Month.
According to him, the association will leave no stone unturned to bring help couples looking for children.
Dr Wada also said that the association would need to ensure the highest standard in looking for solutions.
He said the association had a duty to self-regulate, adding that fertility was an area where people got exploited unnecessarily.
He, however, said AFRH would ensure that the activities of members were within the acceptable standard, adding that it had a fertility forum where the association field questions from the public.
The AFRH president noted that the major concern remained acceptability and ethical practices, which were the top agenda for members.
He further said that Nigeria was getting it right in the area of fertility, as many people were coming from outside the country to seek succour.
“People are coming willingly from abroad to Nigeria to undertake fertility treatment. It shows that what we are doing is good and I am pleased with the advanced technology,” he said.
Wada said the association would not force anyone to take fertility treatment that did not agree with their faith or culture, but that AFRH had a duty to keep reminding Nigerians how it could collectively tackle the fertility problem.
He listed the focus of AFRH to include: safe fertility practice within the ethical realm and ensuring clinics were up to standards set in its guideline for self-regulation.