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Did you know what IMSI is?

The IMSI is the selection of sperm through a high magnification (8000 magnifications instead of 400 for the classical ICSI) that allows us to observe the structures that had so far remained…

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Why patients seek treatment abroad?

A recent study published in Human Reproduction reveals that patient motivations for travelling abroad are complex. A desire for timely and affordable treatment with donor gametes was evident…

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Do you know what is the ICSI?

ICSI stands for “intracytoplasmatic sperm injection” and it’s a procedure used in vitro fertilization in which the sperm is directly injected into the egg. The technique was developed by Gi…

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Assisted reproduction laboratory of Barcelona IVF: Last generation Thermo sealing machine

To maintain their standards of quality, BarcelonaIVFhas the first Thermo sealing machinedistributed in Spain for sealing any type of container. The new SYMS II allows the sealing of high…

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Motherhood for women without a male partner.

In the last years we have witnessed many social changes including the economic independence of women, which has led many of them to the decision to face motherhood alone. Also, every day…

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Infertility treatments: what to expect or not to expect in the 2 ww.

By Dr. Raúl Olivares. This article could also be titled “the longest two weeks”, because for someone involved in and fertility treatment, they are. As all of you may already know “2ww…

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Caffeine can decrease fertility.

Caffeine, a known stimulant, can cause palpitations, nausea, anxiety and depression. A new study shows that the high consumption of caffeine can decrease fertility. American researchers at…

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A recent study shows that stress levels does not affect IVF success.

Stress levels are unlikely to affect whether or not a woman becomes pregnant following IVF treatments. Researchers from Cardiff University in Wales and from the University of Thessaloniki in…

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Assisted Reproduction Laboratory in Barcelona IVF: last generation incubators

Our assisted reproduction laboratory in Barcelona offers a very advanced technology. In addition to traditional incubators, we are the first centre in Spain to offer a new desktop…

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Fertility problems: a really common situation.

Richard N. Waldman, president of The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologist writes about fertility problems. More than 7 million people in the USA, approximately 12% of the…

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What you must know about egg donors (because popular wisdom is not always wisdom)

One of thing that keeps surprising me is how urban legends are built up. I have a friend who has a friend who once… and so on… Amongst recipients there are some wrong ideas regarding the don…

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How to survive to statistics

One of the main problems patients have when deciding where to undergo any treatment is to understand the success rates of the various clinics. Statistics are a double-edge weapon, which if…