What are the functions of the LH hormone in the reproductive cycle?
12/01/2023|68 |Marta Barranquero Gómez B.Sc., M.Sc., Paloma de la Fuente Vaquero M.D., Ph.D., M.Sc., Paula Fabra Roca M.D., M.Sc., Zaira Salvador B.Sc., M.Sc. and Cristina Algarra Goosman B.Sc., M.Sc..
The luteinising hormone is a type of gonadotropin hormone. It is secreted by the pituitary gland thanks to GnRH action and it is one of the responsibles for regulating woman's reproductive cycle. Read more
Pregnancy - Symptoms, Care & Fetal Development
When a woman realizes she is pregnant, many questions arise. These questions are usually related to: fetal development, medical supervision and fetal ultrasounds, symptoms and/or nuisances, her emotional status during the whole process, etc. Read more
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Fluorescent in situ hybridization FISH: Alterations in Sperm Cells
The study of FISH in spermatozoa allows the genetic content of these gametes to be analysed, giving more information on the study of male fertility. Specific fluorescent probes are used for chromosomes 13, 18, 21, X and Y mainly. Read more
What is reciprocal IVF? - IVF with donor egg from female partner
Reciprocal IVF, or ROPA (reception of the partner's eggs) is an IVF technique in which the two women of a lesbian homosexual couple can actively participate in the process of trying for their baby. For this purpose, one of the women will provide the eggs, while the other woman will be in charge of gestation. Read more
Guide to Fertility
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What is embryo implantation?
By Paloma de la Fuente Vaquero M.D., Ph.D., M.Sc. (gynecologist).
Embryo implantation is the process by which the embryo joins the internal uterine wall known as the endometrium. The embryo is able to penetrate... Read more
What is the best treatment option to cure endometriosis and be able to get pregnant?
By Joel G. Brasch M.D. (gynecologist).
Endometriosis is a chronic condition and there is no cure. Surgery to excise and/or ablate endometriosis can increase the chance of pregnancy, but repeat... Read more
What is the IVF/ICSI success rate with PGD?
By Javier Alfonso Grasa B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D. (senior clinical embryologist).
In the last Registry published by the Spanish Fertility Society (SEF Registry 2019), a clinical gestation rate by transfer of 52.2% is obtained. This... Read more
Is it possible to achieve pregnancy with oligoasthenozoospermia?
By María Arqué M.D., Ph.D. (gynaecologist).
Oligoasthenozoospermia is a cause of male infertility in which two seminal parameters are affected: sperm’s concentration and motility.We talk of oligoasthenozoospermia when concentration is... Read more
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