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 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. About a year ago, I [...]

2018-06-18T09:53:58+00:00 October 25th, 2016|Tags: , , |

A few possible downsides of reproductive technologies?

A few possible downsides of reproductive technologies? Photo credit: David Castillo Dominici at FreeDigitalPhotos.net Assisted Reproductive Techniques (ART), better known as in-vitro-fertilization (IVF) and intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI),  involve manipulation of several steps of conception, from the stimulation of gamete production to the culture of embryos in the laboratory. A whole lot of manipulation as the matter of fact. These manipulations include: the use of hormones to stimulate ovaries to produce eggs, in vitro maturation [...]

2018-06-18T12:42:57+00:00 March 22nd, 2015|Tags: , , , |

How healthy are IVF and ICSI children?

How healthy are IVF and ICSI children? Photo credit: imagerymajestic at FreeDigitalPhotos.net Assisted reproductive technology (ART) is the collection of strategies to conceive a child, and includes a batery of actions available to those suffering from infertility. Fertility treatmens which occur entirely outside of the body are in vitro fertilization (IVF) and intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI). IVF is the fertilization of an egg by a sperm outside the body, while ICSI is a more specific [...]

2018-06-19T08:17:20+00:00 February 25th, 2015|Tags: , , , |