Sterility

Azoospermia in the IVF lab

Azoospermia is defined as the absence of sperm in the ejaculate, which is generally classified as either obstructive or secretory.

Obstructive azoospermia

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 […]

2021-01-20T17:52:12+02:003 de December de 2020|1 Comment

Vasectomies: the male contraceptive

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 […]

2020-12-03T10:04:29+02:006 de October de 2020|0 Comments

Treatment of Klinefelter´s Syndrome and fertility

Klinefelter’s Syndrome is considered the most common chromosomal abnormality  in humans, with an incidence of 1 out of every 500 newborn males. Those affected by this syndrome have an extra X chromosome, which leads to primary testicular failure and therefore infertility and hypoandrogenism.

It is a chromosomal abnormality that only affects men and mainly causes hypogonadism. […]

2020-12-03T10:53:25+02:001 de October de 2020|0 Comments

Environmental toxic substances, endocrine disruptors and fertility

Over the last few years, there has been growing scientific interest in
understanding the relationship between environmental and occupational exposure
to toxic substances and contaminants and a variety of human health issues, in
addition to the impact that these products may have on a couple’s ability to
have children.

Contamination

A presence in
the environment of damaging elements (be they chemical, […]

2020-10-07T10:41:22+02:006 de September de 2020|0 Comments

Is it possible to become a mother after tubal ligation?

The fallopian tubes connect the uterus with the ovaries. It is where the oocyte is released after ovulation and where fertilization by sperm occurs after having passed through the female reproductive tract. The embryo generated in the fallopian tube descends to the uterine cavity where its implantation takes place. If the tubes are closed for any […]

2020-09-14T12:13:38+02:0024 de July de 2020|0 Comments

Anti-Müllerian Hormone (AMH): Know the age of your ovary

What is Anti-Müllerian hormone?

It is a protein that plays a key role in sexual
differentiation during the foetal stage. In males, it is produced by a specific
type of testicular cell (Sertoli cells). In the presence of this hormone, the
development of the male phenotype begins. However, when the Anti-Müllerian hormone
is absent, the differentiation of certain female structures […]

2020-08-06T12:02:18+02:006 de July de 2020|0 Comments

How to be a parent after vasectomy?

Vasectomy acts as an obstructive azoospermia which means it achieves the absence of spermatozoa and spermatogenic cells in the sperm and urine after ejaculation, due to a bilateral obstruction of the seminal ducts.

It is an effective method of permanent male surgical sterilization. However, at the present time, pregnancy can be achieved after vasectomy.

Before you […]

2020-06-25T08:35:30+02:0023 de June de 2020|0 Comments

The advantages of not delaying motherhood and the risks of postponing it

Did you know that if you’ve just turned 40, by your next
birthday you will have lost about half of your fertility you have at this
moment?

From the age of 36,
you lose 2% of your chance of pregnancy per month, which translates into 24%
less per year. And this decrease becomes even more vertiginous when you are
getting older.

Therefore, […]

2020-06-08T14:10:23+02:008 de June de 2020|0 Comments

Assisted Reproduction in Islam

Up until the past decade, assisted reproduction in the
Muslim world has been a taboo topic. Answers could not be found in the Quran,
and believers were unsure. 

Over the years, the great experts of Islam have been solving various doubts about assisted reproduction techniques. These precepts have been included in the set of laws of Islam […]

2020-06-01T12:54:47+02:001 de June de 2020|0 Comments

Donor selection at Instituto Bernabeu: a very special and comprehensive care

Gamete donation plays a crucial role for a considerable number of patients willing to start a family and seeking the help of assisted reproduction techniques. These patients place their trust in the professionalism of Instituto Bernabeu in order to select the safest and most appropriate donor for them.

Gamete donation is a generous gesture that […]

2020-09-29T11:57:08+02:0022 de May de 2020|2 Comments
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