Raffles Fertility Centre First in Asia to Offer Evie Slow Release Insemination
Raffles Fertility Centre is the first in Asia to introduce the Evie Slow Release Insemination device (Evie). Using the slow release insemination (SRI) technique, clinical trials have shown that Evie doubles the success of pregnancy when compared to standard intrauterine insemination (IUI) for women under 35 years old, and costs less than
traditional in-vitro fertilisation (IVF).
In the last 30 years, the number of women having babies in the prime childbearing years of 25 to 29 has declined. Evie is ideal for women who are considering having a baby at a later age as this procedure improves pregnancy rates as compared to standard IUI.
Evie works by delivering prepared sperm into the uterus over a period of four hours. This improves pregnancy success rates as it decreases the risks of sperm from discharging into the abdomen, through the fallopian tubes, and flowing back into the vagina.
By mimicking natural conception, SRI increases the duration of potential contact between the sperm and egg. The slow and gradual process reduces the risks of immunological reactions and polyspermia – a process whereby too many sperm fertilise an egg, rendering it non-functional.
In comparison with IUI, Evie adopts a non-invasive nature that is well tolerated and does not bring about additional discomfort, as it releases the prepared sperm slowly into the uterus via a pump. This discreet single-use pump comprises a balloon catheter and an insemination syringe, and is worn on the user’s thigh for the duration of the treatment. It also provides convenience by offering users the flexibility to perform light duties simultaneously.
“The Evie is easy to use and is well received by patients. Overall, my patients had a great experience with Evie and I think this is a very exciting new alternative to standard IUI,” elaborated Dr Seng Shay Way, Specialist in Obstetrics & Gynaecology and Consultant, Raffles Fertility Centre.
He added: “Evie can be recommended as a first line of fertility treatment for couples who are experiencing mid fertility issues. This includes men having anti-sperm antibodies and mild male factor infertility, as well as women suffering from cervical mucus problems and endometriosis.”
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