Vietnamese and foreign experts and doctors gathered at an international workshop in Hanoi on November 6 to share experience and update latest advances in reproductive medicine.

From 1-5 percent of children in the America and Europe are born with the help of Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART).

In Vietnam, the total rate of infertility is nearly 13 percent. One out of every six couples in the country has difficulties in fertilisation.

Panels at the workshop focused their discussions on reproductive medicines, infertility and advanced technology in treating this phenomenon.

According to doctor Duong Dinh Hieu from the Vietnam Military Medical Academy, as many as 45.6 percent of 57 patients applying the In-vitro fertilisation (IVF) techniques at the academy are successful.

ART is a combination of medical and biological technologies to intervene in natural reproduction procedure to improve productivity.-VNA