Vietnamese doctors make a valuable contribution to a renowned global IVF book

Two doctors from Ho Chi Minh City have been invited to make a groundbreaking contribution to a highly esteemed book on in vitro fertilization (IVF). This is an unprecedented achievement for Vietnam and showcases the immense talent and expertise of these doctors. Their invaluable insights will undoubtedly shape the future of IVF globally.


Leading experts from Vietnam, MSc. Ho Manh Tuong and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Vuong Thi Ngoc Lan, have contributed a chapter to the esteemed textbook on IVF, ‘Textbook of Assisted Reproductive Techniques.’

This globally renowned textbook, with a history spanning over 20 years since its inception in 1999, is considered a comprehensive and classic reference in the reproductive support industry.

The sixth edition, totaling over 900 pages in a two-book set, delves into crucial issues and techniques in assisted reproduction. 

MSc. Tuong and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Lan’s chapter titled ‘Use of in vitro maturation of oocytes in a clinical setting — What is its role in ART?’ extensively presents the developmental history, theoretical foundation, implementation regimen, and outcomes of the in vitro maturation technique (IVM).

Not only does the chapter discuss the advantages and disadvantages of IVM, but it also addresses barriers to its adoption and methods to overcome them.

MSc. Ho Manh Tuong, head of My Duc IVF Center in Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: M.C. / Tuoi Tre

MSc. Tuong emphasizes the significance of this book in the assisted reproductive technology industry, thanks to the valuable contributions from leading IVF experts. 

The improved IVM regimen from Vietnam presented in the book is considered a noteworthy recent innovation in the global assisted reproductive technology landscape, with the potential to influence practices in the years to come.

In Vietnam, My Duc IVF Center is known for its application and refinement of innovative IVM protocols in infertility treatment.

Tuong acknowledges that Vietnam was initially lagging behind by 20 years in assisted reproduction, but the nation has made continuous strides and is now emerging as a leader in a crucial assisted reproductive technique. 

His involvement in writing a chapter for this technical book highlights the professional and academic standing of Vietnam’s reproductive support industry on the global stage.

The sixth edition of the book was recently introduced worldwide and is expected to be published in early 2024.