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Why an embryo does not “spill out”?

A biological-physical approach regarding embryo implantation in fertility treatment

Graphical representation of female genital organs | Photo: Shutterstock Among patients undergoing fertility treatment (IVF/ICSI/IMSI), the following question is repeatedly raised in the relevant forums: “Could it be possible that my embryo may somehow ‘spill out’ of the uterus after embryo transfer?” In this respect, it should be noted that the uterine cavity is not

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“The stork in need of help”

Sequence of IVF treatment using donor eggs

Icon Image | Photo: Shutterstock There are many reasons why women cannot achieve a pregnancy with their own oocytes. In addition to medical reasons (e.g. cancer treatment, genetic diseases, premature menopause etc.), today, there is an increasing number of cases where socio-economic causes are at the root of the problem. Women often delay having children

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Unwanted childlessness and the role played by the immune system

Icon Image | Photo: Shutterstock There are various reasons as to why, in the course of IVF treatment, some embryos may fail to implant in the uterine lining of the womb. (Learn more about this in our blog post “It needs a great deal of commitment to have a little “luck”.) So-called immunological factors are

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Vitrification – a safe technology to overcome infertility

Cryopreservation aims at freezing living cells and storing them over a longer period without compromising their developmental potential. Particularly in the field of assisted reproductive technology, the optimum use of this freezing technique is critical to the success of fertility treatment. In order to ensure both efficiency and safety of this technique, it needs great

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Precaution instead of worrying about the future

Icon Image | Photo: Shutterstock Oocyte preservation is an option in modern life- and family planning. Today, physicians are increasingly approached with the request for fertility preservation. More and more women are discovering the benefits of having their oocytes cryopreserved in order to postpone motherhood and have children later in life.

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Visit to the Bosporus

by | Published on 6. July 2013, in Science.

Icon Image | Photo: Shutterstock The center of Istanbul is part of the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage – Another heritage, namely the genetic heritage, was at the heart of the 12th International Medical Conference of the Preimplantation Genetics Diagnosis International Society (PGDIS) which has been held recently in the city on the Bosporus. Last year,

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Happy family

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

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Having kids despite non-vital sperm

No man wants to hear it – yet it is possible that the involuntary childlessness is due to male-related fertility issues resp. poor semen quality. Luckily, there are now techniques permitting to conceive children in spite of male factor subfertility.  

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Higher fertilization rates using 3D ultrasound technology

Higher fertilization rates using 3D ultrasound technology

Eggs obtained during follicular puncture following 3D ultrasound monitoring feature a higher fertilization rate. This is evidenced by a direct comparison between conventional 2D ultrasound and the new and more precise 3D ultrasound technology.

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