20 July 2015
Donor-recipient compatibility – what are the key issues?

Donated eggs are used in 35% of assisted reproduction treatments in IVI clinics. Sperm donation is often used in cases of male infertility or when there is no male partner. Our aim at IVI is to ensure that assisted reproduction treatments mirror natural reproduction as closely as possible. And that means that compatibility between donors… View Article

17 June 2015
Fathers’ Day: Peculiarities of male fertility

With Fathers’ Day approaching Doctor Pacheco, Andrology Laboratory Director at IVI Madrid, answers your questions about the peculiarities of male fertility. Why can’t I become a father? Even though it is difficult to attribute a percentage of infertility cases to a member of a couple, it is normally considered that 40% relate to male problems,… View Article

[:en]World No Tobacco Day (31 May)
29 May 2015
World No Tobacco Day (31 May)

Today, 31 May, the World Health Organisation is celebrating World No Tobacco Day to raise awareness of the damage caused by tobacco to human health. The WHO estimates that 22% of the world’s population over the age of 15 is a smoker and that, as a result of this habit, over 6 million people die… View Article

27 April 2015
How to Face a Twin Pregnancy

During the first weeks of pregnancy there seemed to be a single baby, but… Suddenly, at the gynaecologist’s office, two little hearts beating at the same time are heard. What? Two? Yes, this is the very moment when a couple will realise they are having twins. Being pregnant with twins or identical twins can radically… View Article

15 April 2015
Pregnancy Myths


6 April 2015
The Two Week Wait

We are used to hearing words and phrases like beta hCG and two week wait, but do we really know what they mean? Commonly associated with the two week wait, the beta hCG is the period of time it takes from when a patient undergoes fertility treatment (either artificial insemination, embryo transfer or in vitro… View Article

assisted reproduction patients
4 December 2014
Assisted reproduction patients are getting older all the time

Women are continuing to postpone motherhood to later and later in life. This is the among the findings of a retrospective study by IVI analysing the evolution of patients during the last ten years and patients’ tendency to put off having children to a later age, which had risen to 40 by 2013. The study,… View Article

1 December 2014
Sterility or infertility? Your questions answered

The terms sterility and infertility tend to be used interchangeably. However, although they are closely related, there are some differences in their meaning. Dr Ernesto Bosch, Medical Director at IVI Valencia, cleared up the difference for us. When talking about couples: Sterility is when a couple, the woman being younger than 35, has been trying… View Article

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