Who We Are
What is ART
Who We Are
The issue of fertility among couples is one that is very important in Ghanaian societies. Those who marry and are unable to bear children come under intense scrutiny from people in the community, and such actions make the couples desperate. They are, therefore, pushed to do anything to ensure they also get their own children. However, in their efforts to seek solutions to their problems, some unscrupulous people take the opportunity to swindle them. It is for this reason that the Fertility Society of Ghana (FERSOG) was preview-item launched on 23rd September 2016 at the Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeons to harness the role of all stakeholders in assisted reproductive techniques in Ghana.
The Fertility Society of Ghana is made up of reputable fertility centres in Ghana, health experts, policy makers, health and allied organisations and Allied and Health Professionals and Organisations.
The Society's Aim
The main aim of the society is to disseminate information and share knowledge among fellow practicing colleagues as well as provide basic information on fertility to patients and their families. “The Fertility Society of Ghana seeks to partner with all relevant stakeholders to take the first steps towards the development of policy guidelines and regulation of Assisted Reproductive Technology in Ghana.
We seek to lay the foundations for long term collaboration with all partners and stakeholders involved in diverse ways in the care of the couple seeking assistance to fulfill their dream of enjoying the fruit of the womb” he said. He also said that a sub-committee had been put together to work with the Government and other allied regulatory bodies towards the regulation of all fertility centres in the country.
What is ART
ART is the acronym for Assisted Reproductive Technology, which refers to all techniques involving direct manipulation of a woman’s egg and a man’s sperm outside the body in order to achieve pregnancy. The most common being procedures such as artificial insemination and in-vitro fertilisation. Presently, there are a number of fertility centres in the country assisting people with fertility issues. However, the activities of these facilities are not regulated and this has led to some unorthodox practices being carried out in some facilities. The fertility