What is assisted reproduction?
The definition of assisted reproduction implies that the eggs, sperm or embryos of the man and the woman will be treated or handled in a reproductive laboratory before being used to obtain a pregnancy.
What assisted reproduction treatments are available?
There have always been two assisted reproduction treatments: artificial insemination and in-vitro fertilization. Since then, associated techniques or new indications have been added. The most common treatments we are performing at the moment are in vitro fertilization and, above all, in vitro fertilization with what is called ICSI or sperm microinjection, treatments with egg donation, which have become very widespread, artificial inseminations in third place, both with our own sperm and with donor sperm. And all those aimed at the study, prevention or treatment of malformations or hereditary genetic disorders.
Who are these treatments aimed at?
Assisted reproduction treatments have become universal and today any type of person is eligible for assisted reproduction treatment. Heterosexual couples have been joined by homosexual couples, single women…. In some countries where the legislation allows it, also men with uterine surrogacy. Even couples who are fertile but whose fertility is compromised either by pregnancy loss or hereditary alterations in their children.
Quality and safety in the treatments, what makes the difference?
The difference is total, that is to say, in a medical treatment the results, in terms of success, in our case in terms of obtaining a pregnancy, are not guaranteed, they cannot be guaranteed. Quality and safety, what is guaranteed is professionalism, what is guaranteed is warmth, proximity to the patient and what is guaranteed is an organization. Concepts that are at odds with discounts, discounts or low cost. The important thing is to achieve a pregnancy, to have a child, but also that this child is healthy and that the mother’s health has not been affected during the treatment.