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    How to find a sperm or egg donor: Interview with Erika Tranfield from PrideAngel How to find a sperm or egg donor: Interview with Erika Tranfield from PrideAngel

    How to find a sperm or egg donor: Interview with Erika Tranfield from PrideAngel

How to find a sperm or egg donor: Interview with Erika Tranfield from PrideAngel

how to find sperm egg donorDuring a recent Fertility Fair in Berlin I had a chance to speak to Erica Tranfield from the Pride Angel. PrideAngel is an unusual website, kind of a “dating service” which brings together egg donors, sperm donors and co-parents online. On the website, it is possible to get an onsite-mail, create a profile and search for thousands of members and communicate with them safely. Can you imagine something like that to exist in Germany? I certainly can’t.

Hello Erica. What is PrideAngel doing at the fertility […]

  • Gay parenthood in Germany: Interesting services at Oregon Reproductive Medicine Gay parenthood in Germany: Interesting services at Oregon Reproductive Medicine

    Gay parenthood in Germany: Interesting services at Oregon Reproductive Medicine

Gay parenthood in Germany: Interesting services at Oregon Reproductive Medicine

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Recently, I had a chance to speak to Dr. Brandon Bankowsky from the Oregon Reproductive Medicine and one of the co-organizers of the Fertility Fair 2017 in Berlin.

Given the bad press that this conference received in local newspapers (Germany is known for its strict Embryo Protection Act which doesn’t allow many fertility treaments such as egg donation, surrogacy, also PGS is performed only under special circumstances), so I was duying to talk to him and hear about his impressions.

What is it that brings your clinic to Germany Dr.Bankowski?

Dr.Bankowski: We have […]

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  • Fertility treatments in Turkey (and why Turkish women believe that onions help while trying to conceive) Fertility treatments in Turkey (and why Turkish women believe that onions help while trying to conceive)

    Fertility treatments in Turkey (and why Turkish women believe that onions help while trying to conceive)

Fertility treatments in Turkey (and why Turkish women believe that onions help while trying to conceive)

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During a recent fertility conference in Berlin, I spoke to numerous fertility experts, but only at the Turkish booth did it feel like home to me. Or, more precisely, it felt like sitting in my own kitchen – a peaceful, comfortable world, untouched by the hectic surroundings.

Would I like a coffee? No? Then have a chocolate. Sit down. Let’s talk. Let’s figure things out. This is how I started taking to Dr. Teksen Camlibel from Jinemed, the first IVF center in Istanbul.

Dr. Camlibel, why do German […]

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  • So many men with low and weak sperm counts. Why? So many men with low and weak sperm counts. Why?

    So many men with low and weak sperm counts. Why?

So many men with low and weak sperm counts. Why?

In the past months, I have had several occasions to talk with male fertility experts and I always use this opportunity to ask whether it’s true that the sperm quality of men in Western countries is in decline? Do doctors notice any of that in their daily practice?

I personally notice that many – maybe as many as 50% – of the women I work with say their partners are having mild sperm issues; that is, their spermiogramm results […]

  • Why buying expensive CoQ10 makes sense and you should save money somewhere else Why buying expensive CoQ10 makes sense and you should save money somewhere else

    Why buying expensive CoQ10 makes sense and you should save money somewhere else

Why buying expensive CoQ10 makes sense and you should save money somewhere else

In 1978, British scientist Peter Mitchell received a Nobel Prize for his contribution to the understanding of biological energy transfer and his hypothesis about the role of CoQ10 in the transfer of energy in the mitochondria.

While Peter Mitchell was not the first to discover CoQ10 (its original discovery is contributed to Frederick L. Crane), his studies revealed that CoQ10 is a naturally occurring nutrient and plays an essential role in the electron transport chain that produces energy for all cellular processes.

This finding initiated a lot of CoQ10 research on […]

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    What can cause a man to be infertile: Things about male fertility you need to know What can cause a man to be infertile: Things about male fertility you need to know

    What can cause a man to be infertile: Things about male fertility you need to know

What can cause a man to be infertile: Things about male fertility you need to know

male fertility how to increaseWhile at the workshop at the Dexeus University Clinic in Barcelona, Spain, I had a chance to talk to the head of the Andrology Department, Dr. Alvaro Vives.

I thought he would not find much time for my questions or show interest in my blog. Dexeus is a busy clinic and it’s not just any andrology department that they have – it’s where the first andrological services were offered in 1960s and where most sophisticated interventions are being carried out nowadays.

As Dr. Vives entered the […]

  • Interview with a top-expert: How egg donation works in real life Interview with a top-expert: How egg donation works in real life

    Interview with a top-expert: How egg donation works in real life

Interview with a top-expert: How egg donation works in real life

Dr. Elisabeth Clua has blue eyes and blonde hair.

One could easily think she looks like a typical German doctor – only she is not.

Elisabeth is Spanish and a leading expert in reproductive biology. Her daily job is egg donation or, more precisely, matching donated eggs (from healthy, young women) with their recipients (older, infertile women).

In even more simple terms, Elisabeth identifies the “right” biological mothers for couples who seek one for their baby.

Matching healthy, young eggs with infertile couples – deciding on who […]