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Antisperm antibodies (AAE); What is a myth and what is reality?

Antisperm antibodies (AAE); What is a myth and what is reality?

Now we are more than used to the word antibodies, and what they are for, which is to protect us against infections, could it be that there were antibodies capable of binding to their own […]

Studies of the cortex and ovarian tissue. Progress in fertility

Studies of the cortex and ovarian tissue. Progress in fertility

Although the technique is relatively new (it has evolved significantly over the last 20 years), preservation of the ovarian cortex and posterior transplant in order to recuperate fertility and ovarian function in cancer patients is […]

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 […]

Doubts, questions and answers about egg vitrification

Doubts, questions and answers about egg vitrification

What is the egg vitrification about? Vitrification technique is a relatively new freezing technique based on avoiding the ice crystals formation inside the cells when temperatures below 0 are reached (freezing), therefore, protecting them from […]

Endometrial receptivity: Optimum characteristics for the endometrium when a woman wishes to get pregnant

Endometrial receptivity: Optimum characteristics for the endometrium when a woman wishes to get pregnant

The inner-most layer of uterus covering the uterine cavity is called the endometrium. It is a dynamic tissue and its characteristics vary throughout the menstrual cycle. Its most important function is to engage in dialogue with […]

What is the spermatogenesis about?

What is the spermatogenesis about?

Spermatogenesis is the process of the sperm formation, which are male gametes. It takes place in the testicular seminiferous tubules with an approximate duration of 62 to 75 days in the human species. Sperm formation […]

What is hypospermia? How can it be detected? How does it affect my fertility?

What is hypospermia? How can it be detected? How does it affect my fertility?

The World Health Organization (WHO) indicates that a man has hypospermia when the semen sample he produces when he ejaculates is below 1.5 mL. A semen analysis needs to be performed in order to obtain a diagnosis. This […]

What happens to ova that have not fertilised?

What happens to ova that have not fertilised?

During assisted reproduction treatment, the ova and spermatozoa need to be transported to a laboratory where they are united using one of two methods: conventional in vitro fertilisation (IVF) or intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI). During IVF, ova and spermatozoa […]

Reasons to cancel and embryo transfer

Reasons to cancel and embryo transfer

One of the most exciting times during a treatment of assisted reproductive is the Embryo Transfer. After carrying out all the laboratory processes, microinjection (ICSI) or insemination (IVF) and embryo culture, among others, it is […]

What is a hydrocele? Symptoms and treatment

What is a hydrocele? Symptoms and treatment

A hydrocele is the accumulation of fluid in the testicular covers (in one or both testicles) causing an almost permanent swelling of the scrotum. Is not rare in newborns, but they occur more frequently in […]

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