One of the options for patients undergoing In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) techniques with remaining embryos, meaning high quality embryos that can be cryopreserved for the future, is to donate these embryos to other couples for reproductive purposes. In most cases, these embryos come from couples that have gone through double donation treatments (egg and sperm), […]
Results for: embryo adoption
When in vitro fertilisation treatment commences, one of the aims is to try and achieve an appropriate number of good quality embryos in the laboratory so that the best ones can be selected and transferred. Whilst the Spanish law on assisted reproduction (Law 14/2006) permits transfer of a maximum of 3 embryos per cycle, progress in techniques has meant that […]
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 adrenal glands.
What is the role of oestrogens?
Estrogens influence countless organs and tissues. Its main action occurs in the endometrium, […]
In modern society, the increasing demand for assisted reproduction techniques from single women and same-sex couples has become a reality. From the perspective of reproduction, women only need to receive the male gamete (sperm). For years, these couples have solved the problem in ways that have not always been medically or legally safe and have […]
The increase in new types of family units over the last few decades has been one of the world’s most significant changes. For various reasons, the single parent family, is one of the most common of these new models.
We are talking, in this case, about single parent families in which a woman has taken the […]
Vaccinations are essential for good health at all times, but they are particularly important during conception and pregnancy, both from the point of view of protecting the mother and from the point of view of protecting the foetus and newborn child since immunity can be achieved through the placenta.
Women are at a heightened risk of infections […]
of motherhood is a social phenomenon. More and more women choose to develop
their life projects and postpone the moment of becoming mothers. A new model
inspired by social, cultural and economic changes. The 40s are a time of plenitude
for women, and motherhood after 40 is an increasingly common option. As a
result, there are several reasons […]
Celiac disease is an intolerance to gluten, a
plant-based protein found in cereals such as wheat, spelt, Kamut and so on1 2.
The World Health Organization (WHO) classes Celiac disease as a chronic illness that occurs in people who are genetically predisposed to it. It consists of inflammatory reactions in the mucous of the small intestine following intake of […]
What is the menopause and at what age do women go through it?
The menopause is defined as the moment
when menstruation comes to a complete stop. Diagnosis is generally clinical and
confirmed when a woman’s periods have ceased for a period of at least one year.
It does sometimes, however, need to be confirmed through a hormone analysis. […]