The main reasons for seeing a pelvic floor specialist are urinary incontinence problems, discomfort during sexual intercourse or scar pain after childbirth. Thanks to a change in mentality due to cultural growth, access to information and their wish to be healthy, more and more women turn to their physiotherapist to solve their pelvic floor problems. They are nonconformist women who seek to improve the quality of their life.
Today we are meeting with the gynaecologist Alicia Álvarez, specialist in reproductive medicine in the fertility clinic IVF Spain. We will talk about why so many patients from the UK prefer Spain as their destination for their fertility treatment.
The age to become a mother has been pushed to what some years ago was impossible. Nowadays it is common to become a mother after 40, something which, when our parents got married seemed to be utopia.
‘The percentage of patients with man infertility is considerable’
Man infertility is deemed to exist when, after a year of unprotected sexual intercourse without conceiving a child, a complete test of the couple reveals that the causes of infertility are attributable to the man.
The male factor infertility represents approximately a 30% of all causes of infertility. The abnormal quality of the sperm affects practically a half of the couples that present fertility issues. Since in these cases the chances of achieving a natural pregnancy are significantly reduced, the male factor must be meticulously evaluated.
Nowadays assisted reproduction techniques allow us to delay the age at which we have children thanks to the freezing or cryopreservation of a woman’s eggs when she is still at a fertile age.
Let’s start from the beginning…
The journey to parenthood is a process as fascinating as it is complicated, in which new situations emerge and a great deal of feelings arise.
One of the main polemic points around egg donation is whether a relationship exists or develops between the pregnant mother and an embryo generated from a donated egg. Recent studies have proven that the mother can modify the child’s genetic information, regardless of whether the embryo comes from own or donated eggs.
As in our previous article, the Partner Assisted Reproduction (ROPA) is the reproductive solution for same sex female couples who wish to form a family, but what exactly does it consist in and which phases does it consist of? In this article you will learn the entire process involving this procedure.
Becoming a mum is for many women anything but easy: broken hopes and dreams, endless waiting… All these difficulties ultimately turn into emotional stress for women and her partners and worsens in cases of female couples due to social clichés and taboos in regards to motherhood in female couples. Furthermore, in most European countries same sex couples do not benefit from the same rights which tend to be more restrictive and less integrative.