Frequently asked questions about Assisted Reproduction

What are the necessary tests on a first visit?

It depends on each school, but always requires the study of the male factor and normal ovulation and female factor.

What factors should be taken into account when choosing the treatment?

There are two fundamental factors are: the age of the person undergoing treatment and the time it takes trying to achieve pregnancy.

In the clinic, do you always attend the same gynecologist?

Each patient is assigned a tutor gynecologist who will handle the entire process control assisted reproduction.

How long does the treatment take?

For assisted reproduction techniques frequently, Egg Donation and In Vitro Fertilization, it takes between 2-3 months for the preparation of the cycle and its completion.

How many visits to the clinic are required?

In a first step, it takes between 1 or 2 pathology consultations to establish and perform all tests (serology, sperm, etc.). In the treatment phase if it is an IVF require about 5-6 visits to the Centre and in the case of oocyte donation only 2-3.

How long should I wait to go to the doctor if I get pregnant?

If in 12 months with regular intercourse without contraceptive measure was not achieved pregnancy, you should seek medical help. This period should be shortened to six months if the woman's age is above 35 years.

To what extent does age affect female infertility?

From thirty-five female fertility gradually decreases noticeably.

How much time will be devoted to my treatment?

Each person, each treatment will require a different time in order to ensure the best outcome.

Does Spanish law to attend Assisted Reproductive single women?

Yes, it only needs to be of age, in good health psychophysics and request informed consent, as in the case of heterosexual and homosexual couples.

What do I need to be a single mother?

Being in good general physical and gynecological particularly not be affected by any major illness that could be aggravated by pregnancy and not be carrying the fetus transmissible infectious diseases (syphilis, hepatitis B and C, AIDS).

Do they produce pain IVF, egg donation, or other assisted reproductive techniques?

Assisted reproduction techniques are annoying because they have associated ovarian stimulation with injectable hormones, usually either subcutaneously or intramuscularly.

The procedure is more discomfort does oocyte retrieval for in vitro fertilization, which is performed by transvaginal ultrasound guidance ovarian puncture and therefore is used to avoid mild sedation.

I can Choose the sex of my child?

Spanish law permits only for therapeutic purposes.

What people can donate ovules or sperm?

Volunteers have to be between 18 and 35 years, well psychophysically, not suffering from the donor family or genetic diseases that can be transmitted to offspring, not get infections, have a semen quality levels 4.5 times normal to support adequately the process of freezing and thawing. Having a normal karyotype.

Is donation anonymously?

Yes Spanish law says that the data concerning the identity of the donors will be kept in key, in the utmost secrecy.

If I am in menopause I can get pregnant?

Yes, today it is possible to have a child after physiological menopause, or in cases in which there has been a menopause or premature ovarian failure. In Spain there is no legal maximum age limit for performing reproduction techniques assisted.

What is the success rate of fertility treatments?

It depends on each case, but in general one can speak of a 60%

Where do donated embryos?

Every couple undergoing assisted reproduction treatment where indicated signs a consent to their remaining embryos if they exist. Many of these couples donate to other people in your situation.


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