Sterility

Seminal culture: sperm culture

Infertility affects about 15 % of couples seeking pregnancy. Approximately 50 % of these cases are attributable to the male couple. One of the potential causes traditionally described in the literature has been the presence of bacteria in the semen.

Is the presence of
bacteria in the semen always pathological?

Not
necessarily. The fact of presence of bacteria in […]

2021-03-29T18:08:06+02:0029 de March 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

Testicle diseases and how they affect the male fertility

Infertility is described by the World Health Organization (WHO) as “a disease of the reproductive system defined by the inability to achieve a clinical pregnancy after 12 months or more of regular unprotected sex.” Therefore, male infertility refers to infertility originating in the male (20% as a single factor and up to 50% as a […]

2021-03-09T15:56:03+02:009 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

Endometrial receptivity: Optimum characteristics for the endometrium when a woman wishes to get pregnant

The inner-most layer of uterus covering the uterine cavity is called the endometrium. It is a dynamic tissue and its characteristics vary throughout the menstrual cycle.

Its most important function is to engage in dialogue with the embryo so that the latter can implant and the uterus can serve as a suitable place for a pregnancy to develop.

There […]

2021-02-08T17:53:07+02:008 de February de 2021|0 Comments

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 test measures different semen parameters such as the volume of the ejaculate, the number of spermatozoa, sperm mobility and so on.

In order […]

2021-02-08T19:21:07+02:003 de February de 2021|0 Comments

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 number of signs and symptoms. One of the most significant characteristics is that, in 50% of patients, there is a decrease […]

2021-02-01T14:45:56+02:001 de February de 2021|0 Comments

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
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