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Reproductive biology

Discover in depth the biological processes related to fertilization, embryo implantation and all aspects affecting human reproductive biology.

Simulating the conditions in the uterus. IVF laboratory controls

Simulating the conditions in the uterus. IVF laboratory controls

Specific management and quality control systems are key factors in increasing success rates at in vitro fertilisation laboratories (IVF laboratories). Since 2006, all Instituto Bernabeu clinics have adhered to official international ISO 9001 quality management […]

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 […]

Primary ovarian failure and its diagnosis using mass sequencing techniques

Primary ovarian failure and its diagnosis using mass sequencing techniques

Primary ovarian failure (POF) or early menopause is the loss of ovarian function before the age of 40. As a result of this cessation of ovary function, the woman stops having menstruation and her hormonal […]

Day 3 embryo cuture

Day 3 embryo cuture

From the moment of fertilization, the embryo’s first divisions have been the oocyte responsibility, as the DNA and proteins synthesis took place before fertilization. Therefore, day 3 of embryo culture represents the end of a […]

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 […]

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 is ovarian drilling?

What is ovarian drilling?

Ovarian drilling is treatment that is given to patients with polycystic ovary syndrome in order to encourage spontaneous ovulation. Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common disorder and the women who have it can have a […]

Fertility preservation in transgender people

Fertility preservation in transgender people

The World Health Organization (WHO) defines reproductive health as a complete state of physical, mental and social well-being which implies, among other things, the ability of a person to reproduce and the freedom to decide […]

Estrogens: What are they, what is their function and what benefits can they bring?

Estrogens: What are they, what is their function and what benefits can they bring?

What are oestrogens? They are also sex hormones, along with progestogens and androgens. They come from the cholesterol’ s metabolism and are produced mainly in the ovaries and placenta, and, in smaller quantities in the […]

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