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How do pesticide residues in food affect semen quality?

 “Fruit and vegetables with high levels of pesticide residues are associated with a lower total sperm count, a lower percentage of morphologically normal sperm and a decreased volume of ejaculate among men presenting to a fertility clinic.” These are the

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Becoming parents with HIV: a reality

Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) is considered one of the most serious and tragic epidemics of the twentieth century. It is caused by the HIV virus and affects both men and women. It possible to contract it through sexual relations, blood,

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Why do we use a hysteroscopy in assisted reproduction?

The hysteroscopy is a useful tool both for the diagnosis and the treatment of many gynaecological diseases and conditions. This is the traditional standpoint, yet for some time now it has been considered that it is the field of infertility

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Assisted Reproduction without Hormones

Despite the fact that treatments have improved, both in terms of efficiency and safety, the hormone medication required by treatments is still a source of concern and fear for many patients. Ginemed’s research into assisted reproduction has meant that, in

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How important is the thickness of my endometrium?

The endometrium: the tissue that lines the inside of the uterus, acts as a “bed” or “cradle” for the embryos during the implantation process. Apposition: the first moment when the embryo finds “its spot” in the endometrial cavity, is the

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The path to motherhood: why do I sometimes feel like I can´t go on?

This is a question that is asked by many patients at some stage, both before and during pregnancy. Don´t worry, you are not alone. This “transient” feeling doesn´t come out of the blue; it is the product of a number

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Genetic Matching: Preventing hereditary diseases.

As the Spanish singer, Serrat says…. our children often look like us. Something that humanity has and will always take great pride in. We have genetics to thank for this, in both the best and worst possible senses. I say

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Watch the evolution of your embryos at home.

If there is one advantage that those who become mothers through Assisted Reproduction have over others, it is that they can see, first-hand, the cellular origin of their children. Way before the first ultrasound, before there is even a heartbeat,

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Why does advanced maternal age increase the risk of having a child with Down´s Syndrome?

We are always talking about the fact that Down´s Syndrome is more frequent in mothers of advanced maternal age, yet why is this? When we are born, women – unlike men – already have all of the eggs that we

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Egg donors, special people who give life.

Spain is the world leader in organ donation. A truly inspiring fact that has made me reflect on the issue. There are organ, tissue, blood, mother cell … and even breast milk donors. And, all of these donors, whatever it

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