According to The Nation, the professor stated that research has proven that couples who adhered strictly to the principles were 80 per cent successful in reproduction.
Speaking at the University of Benin Town and Gown symposium titled ‘The impact of Human IVF test-tube babies on infertility in Nigeria, the professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology confirmed that only five of the 47 IVF centres in the country are government- owned.
While adding that it costs between N800, 000 and N1.5 million for a circle of IVF in Nigeria, Professor Osagie disclosed that “the success of IVF is pegged at 25 to 35 per cent.
“The implication therefore is that there’s about 70 per cent failure. And in IVF, a couple can decide if they want another woman to carry the baby for them… But we don’t allow the person carrying the baby to meet the couples because of the possible consequence.
“With the advancement in infertility treatment, men with zero or low sperm count can have babies. Even women who are not menstruating can have babies if they have wombs.
“People who were born without functioning ovaries or who do not release eggs – some of whom have never menstruated in their lives, can have babies.”