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The biologists who changed the face of assisted reproduction: the role of embryologists in developing reproductive medicine

The biologists who changed the face of assisted reproduction: the role of embryologists in developing reproductive medicine

The assisted reproduction in humans that we are familiar with today would not have been possible without the discoveries made over 70 years ago. Índice1 Biology-led progress2 The functions of the embryo Biology-led progress The […]

Hysteroplasties: do uterine malformations always need to be corrected?

Hysteroplasties: do uterine malformations always need to be corrected?

Surgical correction techniques performed on uterine malformations are known as hysteroplasties and metroplasties. The most recent classification published by the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) states that between 4 and 7% of […]

Thalassaemias

Thalassaemias

Thalassaemias include a group of hereditary anaemias (from mild to lethal) caused by defects in the synthesis of one or more globin chains. Globins are the protein part of haemoglobin, the red blood cells main […]

Can there be a fear of rejection of the child born through egg donation?

Can there be a fear of rejection of the child born through egg donation?

Egg donation is the most frequent reason for consultations, and it’s the technique of Assisted Reproduction that involves most emotional process. Índice1 Why does having a child with this technique affect me so much?2 This […]

Kallmann Syndrome: Hypogonadism in women and men

Kallmann Syndrome: Hypogonadism in women and men

Kallmann syndrome is a genetic disease characterised by an absence of sex hormones (hypogonadism) due to a deficit of gonadotropin-GnRH (hypogonadotropic) hormone releasing and, lack of smell (anosmia). Índice1 What is Kallmann Syndrome (KS) or […]

What is the infantile uterus and what are the possibilities of pregnancy?

What is the infantile uterus and what are the possibilities of pregnancy?

The uterus, or womb, is a woman’s reproductive organ where pregnancy occurs, and is destined to undergo changes throughout the woman’s reproductive years.  In a small percentage of women, the uterus doesn’t correctly develop, which […]

Artificial Intelligence and Assisted Reproduction

Artificial Intelligence and Assisted Reproduction

Since 1955, when John McCarthy coined the term Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the development of powerful computers with great capacity for data analysis and storage, a multitude of applications and information based on AI have […]

Double IVF for low ovarian reserve

Double IVF for low ovarian reserve

Double IVF consists of performing two in vitro fertilisation treatments in a single cycle, in order to accumulate the embryos resulting from each process. This way, we would carry out a first ovarian stimulation and […]

Will my child inherit my fertility problems?

Will my child inherit my fertility problems?

Infertility is defined as the inability to conceive after 12 months of regular unprotected intercourse. It is estimated that in 35% of cases it is caused by female factors, in 20% by male factors, in […]

Endometrial receptivity analysis (ERA) in patients who require assisted reproduction: is there sufficient evidence?

Endometrial receptivity analysis (ERA) in patients who require assisted reproduction: is there sufficient evidence?

The ‘implantation window’ defines the period of time during which the endometrium in the mother’s uterus is in suitable condition for embryo implantation. Determining when this implantation window occurs is an intense field of study within […]

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