Preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD)

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Definition of PGD Preimplantation genetic diagnosis, or PGD, is a technique which allows the testing of chromosomic and genetic alterations in embryos. This study technique will determine if the analyzed embryos are or not healthy. In this way, only embryos which are free of alterations will be finally transferred to the patient. How is PGD carried out? Patients who are going to undertake treatment with PGD will go through the process as those not using PGD, that is, an egg … Continue reading Preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD)

Key considerations when choosing a fertility clinic

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Results, professional team, quality assurance and customer service programmes, technological means All of these considerations are valid and should be taken into account when choosing the best assisted reproduction clinic. Currently, there is a wide-ranging supply of fertility clinics but not all of them meet the expected requirements of customers. Success rates In Spain, the Spanish Fertility Society -a scientific body supported and funded by the Ministry of Health- keeps a register. Signing up to the register is voluntary but … Continue reading Key considerations when choosing a fertility clinic

Questions and answers about egg and embryo donation in IVF treatment

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Egg donation How is a donor selected? In a previous article, we talked about the donor selection process that people must undergo before starting on the egg donor programme. Not only must donors meet certain legal requirements but they must also fulfil comprehensive medical requirements, including psychological evaluation, genetic screening and lifestyle habits. Is there a long waiting list? Donor availability varies depending on the fertility centre and at some centres there may be a waiting list of up to … Continue reading Questions and answers about egg and embryo donation in IVF treatment