Anyone who works in the field of fertility puts a great deal of time and effort into working out how to improve pregnancy rates. However, significantly less time is spent thinking about the period that follows gestation or the birth of a healthy child. It’s time to ask ourselves if helping to build healthy and happy families […]
An increasing number of couples have issues having a child naturally. It is currently estimated that in 50% of all cases, the reason for infertility is poor semen quality.
The causes can be immunological, genetic or anatomical factors but there are also external factors that we can, to some extent, control. Highlighting the main common reasons for poor semen […]
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 […]
Ejaculation is the organic process that controls the
discharge of semen from the seminal vesicles to outside the body. Substances of
nutritional and maintenance value are added along the route in order to
guarantee vitality and comfort as the spermatozoon travels on its journey to
outside the body. This journey can be
affected in a number of ways, particularly in […]
Mumps rubalavirus leads to an illness during infancy that is commonly known as mumps and that can, in some cases, affect male fertility and lead to male fertility issues.
In cases such as these, the illness can affect the testes by
between 25 and 40% and this poses an added complication. This condition is
known as orchitis.
It mainly affects boys over […]
Nowadays, many couples have to turn to gamete donation in order
to make their dream of becoming parents come true. In cases such as these, the
couple tends to have common and understandable doubts about reproduction
treatment clinics’ processes for accepting gamete donors onto their banks.
Let us use this forum to explain the semen donor selection process at Instituto Bernabeu […]
It is common knowledge that a seminogram is one of the basic tests that couples who are having issues getting pregnant. In other words, the male partner’s semen needs to be analysed in order to check certain parameters such as the quality of spermatozoa in ejaculate, their motility, their morphology and so on. The aim is to […]
The risk of contracting HIV during unprotected sexual intercourse is estimated to be between 0.5 and 1%. For serodiscordant couples (one partner is a carrier), trying for a child naturally can entail an elevated risk of transmission. In cases such as these, assisted reproduction techniques are an excellent choice for getting pregnant without the risk […]
Cryptorchidism, from the Greek words kriptos (hidden) and orquis (testicle), is the failure of one or both testes to descend to the scrotum. It is estimated that between 2 and 5% of newborn boys have this abnormality although the figure rises to 30% when premature boys are taken into account. In many cases, the issue resolves itself naturally and, as a result, at one year of age, only 1% of boys have the condition. […]