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Assisted reproduction

Since the first IVF baby was born in 1978, countless tests have been developed, both diagnostic and treatment. In this section you will find in detail the advances that have allowed the birth of millions of children in the world.

What posible complications can be given in the embryo transfer?

What posible complications can be given in the embryo transfer?

The aim of any assisted reproductive treatment ends with embryo transfer. This is the gentle placement of the embryo in the uterine cavity. Is the key moment of the entire procedure, embryologist and gynaecologist working […]

Expanded GCT. Screening of more than 3000 genetic diseases

Expanded GCT. Screening of more than 3000 genetic diseases

We have the latest technology to study and avoid the main hereditary diseases Preconceptional genetic studies (also called carrier studies) aim to prevent the birth of a child with recessive diseases. Recessive genetic diseases behave […]

Reduced mobility and fertility

Reduced mobility and fertility

Reproduction issues always need to be dealt with with a degree of sensitivity. When there is also a disability within the couple, the emotional side of things calls for even greater care and steps should […]

Mumps and male infertility

Mumps and male infertility

Mumps, what is it? Parotitis, more commonly known as “mumps”, is a contagious viral disease that affects one or both parotid glands (major salivary glands) situated behind the ascending rami of the mandible. It is caused by the mumps […]

Female genital mutilation

Female genital mutilation

Ablation or genital mutilation includes a series of practices consisting of the total or partial removal of the female external genitals, particularly the clitoris, with the purpose of eliminate all sexual pleasure in women for […]

What is the corpus luteum?

What is the corpus luteum?

After ovulation, follicles transform into the corpus luteum or ‘yellow body’. Corpus luteum development depends on the luteinising hormone (LH) surge before ovulation and on the number of receptors for this gonadotropin in the granulosa cells and in the theca cells. […]

Why is it important for parents and donors to have a GCT (genetic compatibility test)?

Why is it important for parents and donors to have a GCT (genetic compatibility test)?

Hereditary disorders (disorders that are transmitted from parents to offspring) include a group of disorders known as autosomal recessive disorders. Disorders of this kind are uncommon. However, they do tend to be rather serious. Indeed, […]

Is there a difference in the embryo developing according to gender?

Is there a difference in the embryo developing according to gender?

Patients undergoing an in vitro fertilization treatment usually ask if are able to distinguish between male and female embryos while observing them in the lab. Can we know the embryo gender before implantation in the […]

Can the DHEA hormone really help increase ovarian response during fertility treatment?

Can the DHEA hormone really help increase ovarian response during fertility treatment?

Women with reduced ovarian reserves (low antral follicle count and/ or low Anti Mullerian hormone levels) have a higher risk of poor response to hormone stimulation and low pregnancy rates during IVF treatment. What is […]

Safety and comfort in the Assisted Reproduction Technique

Safety and comfort in the Assisted Reproduction Technique

Those of us who are lucky enough to work in Assisted Reproduction have experienced great advances during our professional careers that will undoubtedly constitute historical milestones in medical science forever. Since the birth of the […]

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