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 be taken in order to deal adequately with any implications the disability in question has from a medical point of […]
What is Time-Lapse in in vitro fertilization, IVF?
Time-lapse technology (TTL) consists of monitoring embryonic development and making a film
of embryonic evolution by means of a video camera introduced either in a
conventional incubator or incorporated in a special incubator. A special software
reconstructs the images and allows us to view the development of the embryos.
It is often […]
Azoospermia is defined as the absence of sperm in the ejaculate, which is generally classified as either obstructive or secretory.
In obstructive azoospermia, the sperm cells cannot complete their journey from the testicle to the urethra through the seminal tract; however, the sperm cells are produced in the testicle (spermatogenesis).
There are several causes […]
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 […]
Solidarity can be carried out in very different areas of life and society: supporting initiatives of NGOs or associations, or dedicating some of our time to community service in our neighbourhood or town or simply carrying out daily routines to improve the lives of those around us. It is basically making a gesture or devoting some of our time to […]
The human genome consists of 46 chromosomes: 23 of these are inherited from our father and the other 23 are inherited from our mother. Our organism’s entire genetic make-up is stored in these chromosomes. The 23 pairs are organised as follows: 22 pairs, known as autosomes, and one pair of sex chromosomes (X and Y) which […]
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 […]
What is a vasectomy?
Vasectomy is a minor surgery
procedure to prevent having children permanently. Is the most effective male sterilization
technique in comparison with all others and is done with the final idea of
having no more children.
How is vasectomy done?
Is a precise and simple
surgical intervention with local anaesthesia. Consist of the cut and
obstruction of both testicles’ vas […]
Transfer is undoubtedly one of the most important steps in assisted reproduction treatment.
When the patient steps out of the transfer room, a new beginning takes place and the experience will be totally different to what she has undergone up until that point. The embryos have now been transferred and the countdown to the pregnancy test has begun.
One of the
basic studies done to determine the male’s sperm quality is the seminogramme ,
also known as spermiogramme. We would need a sperm sample to carry it out (see how
to take the sample correctly). Sperm is analysed from macroscope and
microscope point of view.
What is the seminogramme?
The most relevant parameters of the study are threefold:
Sperm countSperm […]