Getting precise

Precision medicine is a new method to assist in women's reproductive health

A sperm sample on a microscope slide with a syringe being used to extract an embryology specimen for analysis.

Medical technologies to treat infertility have evolved quickly in response to modern people's difficulties having babies. In the past, an assisted reproductive technology like in vitro fertilisation would only suggest trial procedures, meaning the chance of success can vary and is never guaranteed. But the latest science to help with pregnancy has developed to the point that it leaves almost no room for failure.

This technology is called precision medicine.

"Precision medicine is [among] the latest medical technology. In the field of reproductive health, it is a model of treatment that focuses on genetic, environmental and lifestyle-related factors," said gynaecologist and obstetrician Dr Boonsaeng Wutthiphan in a recent press briefing at Samitivej Sukhumvit Hospital. Dr Boonsaeng also specialises in infertility technology.

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