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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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    Expert interview: What an embryologist from an IVF lab says about when women should start having babies and why Expert interview: What an embryologist from an IVF lab says about when women should start having babies and why

    Expert interview: What an embryologist from an IVF lab says about when women should start having babies and why

Expert interview: What an embryologist from an IVF lab says about when women should start having babies and why

the right time to get pregnantWhen a woman first starts trying to get pregnant, they know well who the main people in the process of creating a new being are: her partner and herself.

However, those who struggle with infertility and then start IVF soon realize that more than two people can be involved in making a baby.

Unfortunately, that moment often marks a shift of power – that is, when a couple begins the treatment they soon stop trusting in their own bodies and put all their hopes in the hands […]

  • The dream of having twins: What are the risks and what an IVF expert from a top fertility clinic told me The dream of having twins: What are the risks and what an IVF expert from a top fertility clinic told me

    The dream of having twins: What are the risks and what an IVF expert from a top fertility clinic told me

The dream of having twins: What are the risks and what an IVF expert from a top fertility clinic told me

twin pregnancies risksWe’ve discussed in the last post how many women, especially those older than 35 or undergoing IVF treatments, wish to get pregnant with twins and I promised to further elaborate on that.

There are, indeed, ways of increasing the chance to conceive with twins: by certain lifestyle interventions and/or by artificial reproductive technologies.

But, before you take advantage of either approach (and they possibly kick in, producing not only twins, but also multiples), you need to be aware of the risks associated with twin pregnancies and then decide for yourself whether […]

  • My week at Dexeus, one of the top fertility-clinics in Europe My week at Dexeus, one of the top fertility-clinics in Europe

    My week at Dexeus, one of the top fertility-clinics in Europe

My week at Dexeus, one of the top fertility-clinics in Europe

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My mother was born here. I was born here. My two daughters were born here, says Sofia Veiga, international manager at the Dexeus Clinic for Women’s Health with lots of emotion in her voice.

This is how people normally talk about dear places from their childhood, but rarely about a university clinic, right?

But Dexeus, in Barcelona, is an exception. I met several of their co-workers about a year ago at a conference in Germany. We stayed in touch and in September this year, they invited me to visit […]