Tag: World Health Organization

Choosing a sperm donor in Spain

Sperm donor selection in Spain

What does the Spanish Law regarding Assisted Human Reproduction Techniques say about sperm donation? Is is possible to choose the sperm donor by yourself? What is taken into account when matching a donor to a recipient?

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Family planning methods

Preventing pregnancy

Family planning aims at allowing families to have the desired number of children and the ideal spacing between pregnancies for each mother. Here you can learn about each different birth control method.

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Sperm vitality test

Necrospermia is a male fertility problem characterized by the presence of dead sperm in the ejaculate. Necrospermic men, however, are able to have biological offspring thanks to assisted reproductive technologies.

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Donor-sperm IVF in the USA

IVF using donor sperm

Engaging into a sperm donation programs to undergo an IVF cycle is advisable in cases where there is poor-quality sperm, genetically altered sperm or in case there is no male partner.

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Seminal quality

Cryptozoospermia or cryptospermia is a sperm pathology that may lead to male infertility and is characterized by a low sperm quantity. Actually, it causes the same symptoms as oligozoospermia, but more severely.

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Teratospermia: abnormal sperm morphology

It consists of an alteration within the sperm shape, in which more than 95% of sperm have an strange morphology, leading thus to male infertility because of an sperm factor.

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Analysis of sperm vitality

Eosin stain in the evaluation of sperm viability

This test is performed when undergoing a seminogram in those cases where the number of immotile sperm is over 40%. It allows us to check whether sperm are dead or alive but immotile.

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Breastfeeding your baby

Breastfeeding your baby or not is a personal decision

Breastfeeding is becoming the most popular method for feeding the baby. Currently, more and more mothers choose to breastfeed their child because of the many advantages that breast milk has.

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It is an alteration of the sperm caused by poor motility, which is diagnosed using a seminogram. Men with asthenozoospermia suffer from male infertility due to spermatogenic induced failure.

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IMSI (Intracytoplasmic Morphologically Selected Sperm Injection)

Super ICSI

IMSI is based on the technical developments of the microinjection procedure known as “ICSI”. Within IMSI, sperm selection is carried out through further evaluation of their appropriate morphology, since it is possible to observe them with a 6,300 magnifications facing the 400 magnifications of common ICSI. Therefore, certain microstructural aspects of sperm which may go unnoticed for the embryologist’s eye can be displayed in detail.

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