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Endometriosis and Fertility

What is Endometriosis?

Endometriosis is a benign, inflammatory, chronic and incurable disease that affects the health and fertility of nearly 180 million women worldwide. To get a global idea, it affects 1 in 10 women of reproductive age. Although it is an increasingly known disease  in our society, there is still a large part of the […]

2020-06-29T18:48:12+02:0029 de June de 2020|0 Comments

Beta hCG test: Pregnancy test with blood sample

What is a Beta: B-hCG pregnancy test ?

The determination of the levels of the hormone beta-hCG in blood. The hormone produces the embryo and passes to the mother via the placenta. This is the first measurable sign of embryo implantation.

When can the Beta be performed?

If natural pregnancy, the test can be done from […]

2020-09-01T12:14:34+02:0030 de May de 2020|48 Comments

Heparin as a Treatment for Repeat Miscarriages or Implantation Failure

Suffering from repeat miscarriages is one of the most painful situations for women trying to have children. This is especially true when these women achieve a pregnancy after using assisted reproduction treatments.

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2020-08-03T14:14:31+02:009 de May de 2020|0 Comments

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

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

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
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