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Can the DHEA hormone really help increase ovarian response during fertility treatment?

Women with reduced ovarian reserves (low antral follicle count and/ or low Anti Mullerian hormone levels) have a higher risk of poor response to hormone stimulation and low pregnancy rates during IVF treatment.

According to some research, the steroid hormone DHEA (Dehydroepiandrosterone) could increase conception rates during IVF treatment by increasing ovarian response to stimulation. Although […]

2017-08-08T10:25:34+02:0012 de September de 2016|0 Comments

Womens health in the world: situation and challenges

Chance is a deciding factor in our lives. Where we are born, our society and available resources determine our access to the coverage of basic needs such as health care and education. Specifically, limited access to health services or gynecological health affects millions of women and girls all over the world differently depending on where they live. […]

2017-10-16T11:42:18+02:0024 de April de 2015|0 Comments

Genetic Health of the Embryo: Science Applied to Life

This is not science fiction, it’s reality. It is reproductive medicine and advanced genetics together to achieve healthy children who are free of diseases. Before, medicine focused on a person’s health. Now thanks to genetics and scientific research we are able to go one step further and take care of the embryo. […]

2018-03-26T18:54:27+02:0028 de January de 2015|0 Comments

Assited Reproduction Techniques: FIV vs ICSI

Currently there are two main techniques used to achieve Assisted Reproduction IVF. These two techniques are conventional in vitro fertilization (IVF), and intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI). […]

2019-06-20T08:32:56+02:0021 de July de 2014|0 Comments

Endometrial polyps, what are they and how are they formed?

Endometrial polyps are protrusions or growths in the endometrium, the lining of the uterus. Contain abundant inside your blood vessels and endometrial glands that respond to hormonal stimuli.
Polyps proliferate to form a region of the basal layer of the endometrium, and are less responsiveness to hormonal changes. Taking place repetition of menses, the endometrium functional layer surrounding the polyp breaks off and becomes increasingly individual from a pedicle. […]

2016-09-22T11:50:37+02:005 de February de 2014|0 Comments

Genetic approach to embryo implantation failure and repeated miscarriage

Couples that don’t achieve pregnancy after in vitro fertilization treatments and those who lose their pregnancy in early stages require a multidisciplinary approach in order to diagnose and treat their reproductive problem.
 
From a genetic point of view, these patients are more likely to produce embryos with chromosomal abnormalities. To improve these couples’ pregnancy rates, the preimplantational genetic diagnosis (PGD) can be applied. In these cases, the goal is to select the embryos with the highest capacity of resulting in an ongoing pregnancy thanks to the fact that the PGD allows us to identify the number of chromosomes in the embryo. Only embryos with the correct number of chromosomes can lead to a healthy child, others will arrest in their development or will lead to a miscarriage. […]

2018-03-27T19:29:38+02:0016 de December de 2013|0 Comments

Embryonic arrest, why don’t all of my embryos develop equally?

When one starts an in vitro fertilisation (IVF) treatment, one of the most frequent concerns is the number of high quality embryos that can be obtained.

This number is variable and depends on several factors such as the ovarian reserve and gamete quality (egg and sperm). Once the eggs are fertilised, they are considered embryos, which begins after their early division. The embryo division is observed in the IVF laboratory on a daily basis and is key information to determine the embryo quality. The Spanish Association of Reproductive Biology (ASEBIR) establishes a classification according to various observed morphological parameters, which indicate the embryo quality according to their capacity to implant in the womb. […]

2019-06-20T08:33:22+02:002 de December de 2013|0 Comments

Legality of egg donation in Spain: Anonymity and confidentiality

Reproduction treatments with donated eggs have gained significant importance in recent years.

It is worth noting the main characteristics that the Law 14/2006 on assisted human reproduction techniques states on egg donation, which are explained below: […]

2018-06-21T13:32:02+02:0019 de November de 2013|0 Comments

The contribution of array CGH towards treating patients with recurrent implantation failure (RIF)

Couples who do not get pregnant following in vitro fertilisation treatment and couples who experience pregnancy loss during the early stages of pregnancy, require interdisciplinary guidance in order to diagnose and treat their particular reproductive issue.
From a genetic point of view, patients of this kind are more likely to generate embryos with chromosome abnormalities. Pre-implantation […]

2018-03-26T18:30:36+02:005 de November de 2013|0 Comments

Contamination, environmental toxins and fertility

Scientific evidence from the last 15 years shows that without a doubt, environmental toxins before conception and during pregnancy cause long-lasting effects on reproductive health. An example of this is the exposure to mercury, which causes cognitive impairment in children. Another example is the exposure to agricultural pesticides, which is associated with sperm quality alterations and higher incidence of testicular and prostate cancer for men, and in women it interferes with the development of puberty, ovulation, fertility and menopause. […]

2016-09-22T11:56:55+02:004 de November de 2013|0 Comments
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