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 still an experimental procedure. There is increasingly more evidence regarding the safety of the technique and its evident benefits for […]

2021-04-12T13:02:45+02:0012 de April de 2021|0 Comments

Egg donation at Instituto Bernabeu: features that make it unique

Instituto Bernabeu is a leading clinic in the field of egg donation. This is due to our excellent results, audited every year by two external certifying companies and provides our patients with the guarantee of a flawless process.

Most of our treatment are performed using fresh eggs and this gives us an elevated pregnancy rateWe stand out for […]

2021-04-21T11:36:50+02:008 de April de 2021|0 Comments

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 levels are altered. It’s a common cause of infertility in women, who must resort to assisted reproductive techniques to have […]

2021-04-06T14:25:31+02:006 de April de 2021|0 Comments

Testosterone and its effect on Male and female fertility

Testosterone
is an androgenic sex hormone produced primarily in the testes, however the
adrenal glands also secrete small amounts.

It’s
considered the most important androgen hormone in men, as it influences
spermatogenesis, development of secondary traits and sexual differentiation in
the foetal period. However, testosterone is also present in women and has
specific functions.

What’s the testosterone?

Testosterone is a sex steroid
hormone derived from […]

2021-03-23T11:15:43+02:0023 de March de 2021|0 Comments

All you wish to know about embryo vitrification

Vitrification allows us to preserve embryos and have them in the future. This technique was incorporated into assisted reproduction and superseded the rest of cryopreservation techniques due to its simplicity and effectiveness.

Is there a difference between freezing, cryopreservation and vitrification?

In biological terms, we
speak of freezing a cell or embryo, when keeping it at low temperatures […]

2021-03-01T13:58:20+02:001 de March de 2021|0 Comments

After having a child, why can I get pregnant a second time?

Secondary Infertility, what is it?

“Infertility” is, in general terms, the inability to get pregnant after a year of searching and with a frequency of sexual intercourse of at least 2-3 times a week.

The
surname “secondary” refers to the situation of having one child
previously and not being able to achieve a new pregnancy. Unlike the
“Primary […]

2021-02-22T12:31:29+02:0022 de February de 2021|0 Comments

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
begins around day 24 of embryonic development in the yolk sac, producing about
100 germ cells that migrate to the buds of the genital organs. Around […]

2021-04-12T10:53:20+02:004 de February de 2021|0 Comments

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 when.

This definition tells us that reproductive health is
not just the absence of a disease. Furthermore, since 2016, the right to
medical […]

2021-03-12T10:04:44+02:001 de February de 2021|0 Comments

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 virus and typically affects children and teenagers, although it may also cause infections in sensitive adults. In general, the disease […]

2021-02-11T10:07:13+02:005 de January de 2021|0 Comments

Varicocele and Infertility

Varicocele is the swelling of
the veins that drains the blood from the testicles. Incidence in general population is considered to be between 4,4 and 22,6 %. This incidence is higher in males with infertility (30 –
40%) and it’s the most frequent alteration found in these cases.

Its
symptoms are varied:

Testicle veins swelling and twisting.Pain and discomfort […]

2021-01-25T14:15:52+02:005 de January de 2021|0 Comments
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