Icon Image | Photo: Shutterstock The saying “It is in my blood“ usually refers to character traits that are inborn or inherited and/or correspond to our “inner nature”. Again and again, scientific findings in the field of genetics have been highly praised by the media – including a study from 2011 which assumed that women
Blastocyst Involuntary childlessness today is no longer an inevitable fate, thanks to a wide range of treatment methods. This variety includes different approaches in terms of their efficiency which, from the perspective of the respective physicians, biologists and experts, undoubtedly also play a role here. However, from a scientific point of view, it is important
Icon Image | Photo: Shutterstock “After my wife’s oocytes had been fertilized by my sperm and some of the impregnated ova have developed into embryos, we now want to know which embryo is the one most suitable for being transferred to the uterus and what our chances are to achieve a pregnancy and the birth
Increased number of congenital malformations due to IVF?
Is there in fact a correlation between higher rates of congenital defects in newborns and medically assisted reproduction?
How meaningful are corresponding studies that are relying solely on data collected from birth records – without indicating the techniques applied in the relevant fertility treatment?
Risks and side effects lurk in everyday life …
Whether it is about foodstuffs, body care products, cleaning agents or other everyday items, we are constantly exposed to various additives, emulsifiers, flavor enhancers, preserving agents, colorants, chemicals and many other harmful substances. Depending on their relevant substance class and quantity, these compounds may present a health hazard, can be irritant, poisonous and/or have a negative impact on our reproductive health.
Icon Image | Photo: Shutterstock It is not only the life with biological children that involves worries, fears and even problems – you will have to go through the same experiences with adopted children. Despite the blissful experience to actually be able to raise children, the grief over the own biological childlessness, however, may last
Prof. Dr. Herbert Zech At some point our little ones start to wonder where they came from and how they came into being. In the case of children conceived by artificial insemination, the explanation may sound a little less romantic. The parents can, however, succeed in handling the issue as if it were completely “normal”.
An international expert audience of more than 50 guests from Switzerland, Germany and Austria had the opportunity to take a look at a variety of innovations in reproductive medicine and prenatal diagnosis – such was the successful outcome of the symposium of the IVF Centers Prof. Zech which was held at the beginning of April
Hardly any boys due to the IMSI procedure?
Is it actually true that there is a shift in sex ratio towards females when using the IMSI procedure in conjunction with in-vitro fertilization? Are spermatozoa carrying a Y-chromosome not as good as those carrying an X-chromosome?