PGD yes or no

There is not a simple reply to the question of PGD yes or no. Preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) is useful in patients with recurrent miscarriages, failure of implantation and altered FISH analysis in sperm. Outside of these scenarios, its utility is more controversial. A proper analysis of each case is essential to be able to recommend…

Vaginismus and pregnancy

Pregnancy is possible in patients with vaginismus. With proper treatment 100% of patients improve and achieve pregnancy spontaneously or with the help of assisted reproduction techniques. What is vaginismus? We define vaginismus as a female sexual dysfunction which consists of involuntary contraction of the muscles surrounding the vagina. It affects 12% of Spanish women, according…

What are the recessive genetic diseases?

Recessive genetic diseases happen when the two copies of the abnormal gene, responsible of a disease, must be present in order for the disease to develop. All genetic information is contained in 23 pairs of chromosomes and, within each chromosome, packaged in genes. We have two copies of each gene (alleles), one that we inherited…

Transfer of donated embryos, what is it?

The transfer of donated embryos, or embryo donation, is the transfer of embryos given by a couple (after IVF) to a recipient for the purpose of pregnancy. These donated embryos are frozen, and come from couples who have mostly achieved pregnancy through in Vitro Fertilization and are unwilling to use their frozen embryos for future…