Reproduction issuesInstituto Bernabeu always need to be dealt with with a degree of sensitivity. When there is also a disability within the couple, the emotional side of things calls for even greater care and steps should be taken in order to deal adequately with any implications the disability in question has from a medical point of view.

In 2006, the United Nations (UN) published guidelines on the rights of people with reduced mobility. These guidelines indicate disabled people’s rights across all levels of society and include the right to have children and access to sexual health.

At Instituto Bernabeu, we aim to comply with the aforementioned guidelines and provide our patients with the means and solutions they need and which adapt to the circumstances of each physical disability. This covers disabilities resulting from a genetic condition (hereditary), disease or an accident and, from a fertility point of view, each case is given personalised treatment.

In order to ensure that our patients have access to healthcare which does not have any physical barriers, amongst other things, all our facilities are appropriately adapted, we have designated parking spaces, lifts, adapted gynaecology consultation rooms and operating theatres.

Furthermore, our facilities have the latest in devices in order to help in the sample-taking procedure whilst, at the same time, ensuring a person’s privacy and not generating any impact on the original quality of the sample (electro-stimulation apparatus and adapted private rooms).

Our team has been specially trained and provides personalised and specialised care. Patients are given appropriately adapted sex education, appropriate information, specific solutions and both professional and personal support.

Advice is given on all the matters the patient may need: methods of contraception, the most adapted fertility treatment and means of protection against sexually transmitted diseases, amongst others. These always include in-house protocols based on scientific evidence.

In the case of congenital physical disabilities, using techniques such as Comprehensive Chromosome Screening (CCS) or Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD), at IB we are specialised in methods to ensure that they are not passed on to future generations

Vicente Ruiznurse at Instituto Bernabeu.

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