Differences between Artificial Insemination and In Vitro Fertilisation

Artificial insemination is a simple technique carried out on couples with specific fertility problems.

The ideal candidate would be a young woman with permeable fallopian tubes, less than 3 years of sterility and a male partner with normal semen. Artificial insemination is useful for couples that meet these requirements. No more than 4 tries are carried out, and the overall pregnancy rates are 25% – 30 %.

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2016-08-09T13:46:05+02:0014 de December de 2011|1 Comment

Antioxidant-rich diet and improved male fertility

Around 8 million people around the world have infertility problems. Delayed conception affects about 15% of all couples trying to get pregnant. However, slight/moderate male factors that produce sub-fertility in couples are estimated to represent about 50% of all cases. Tremellen confirms that 1 in 20 men will be sub-fertile (Tremellen, 2008).

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2017-09-29T11:00:46+02:007 de December de 2011|0 Comments

Importance of endometrial thickness in Assisted Reproduction treatments

Given the essential role of the endometrial receptivity in the success of any Assisted Reproduction treatment (In Vitro Fertilisation, frozen embryo transfers (CT) or egg donation cycles), the uterus’ capacity to “accept” the embryo must be carefully measured.

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2016-09-22T11:49:32+02:001 de December de 2011|0 Comments

October, Gynaecological Cancer Prevention Month

The two most commonly found malignant tumours in women are from cervical cancer and breast cancer. Early diagnosis of cervical cancer is possible due to first and secondary prevention techniques (vaccination and Pap smear). Breast cancer is still detected through radiological screening (mammograms).

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2016-09-22T12:28:07+02:0031 de October de 2011|0 Comments

Spermiogramme and Advanced Semen Studies (FISH AND TUNEL)

A seminogramme or spermiogramme is one of the basic studies performed on men to determine the sperm quality. Sperm is analysed from both a macroscopic and microscopic viewpoint. The most relevant parameters of the study are threefold:
–          Sperm count
–          Sperm motility
–          Sperm morphology
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2016-09-22T12:29:19+02:0026 de April de 2011|4 Comments

Recurrent pregnancy loss. Embryo implantation failure.

Perhaps one of the most devastating feelings that both doctors and patients have to endure during in vitro fertilisation (IVF) treatment is finding out that pregnancy has not been achieved following several attempts, or that a pregnancy has been interrupted early due to recurrent pregnancy loss. In other words, implantation failure.

Given that this situation generates […]

2017-09-07T09:35:16+02:0019 de January de 2011|0 Comments
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