Spanish legislation summary for the donation of gametes
Summary of Spanish law on gamete donation Receptor In Spain, any woman over 18 years old and in full capacity to act can receive or use Assisted Reproduction Techniques controlled by law, as long as written consent is provided. The woman can use or receive these techniques independently of her marital status or sexual orientation […]
Egg recipients and donors
Egg recipients We define as egg recipients all those patients who need eggs from another woman because they cannot conceive with their own due to a lack of them or poor quality. The women who need this technique can be divided into two large groups: Women without ovarian failure Women with ovarian failure Women without […]
How to make the egg donation? The egg donation is done anonymously and altruistically from one woman to another with the aim of enabling that woman to have a child. The EUDONA Programme is a private initiative which tries to help women who want to become egg donors. The donor eggs will be used by […]
Female reproductive physiology Female gametes (eggs) are produced in the ovaries cyclically, every 28 days. This is a complex process regulated by the hormones LH and FSH which are secreted by the hypophysis. At the embryonic stage and before the woman is born, the female germ cells called oogonia move towards where the ovaries will […]
Gynaecological endoscopy is a surgical discipline which uses optical instruments specially designed to help diagnose the most frequent female disorders and pathologies such as some infertility problems, small vaginal hemorrhages or endometrial polyps among others. Gynaecological endoscopy employs hysteroscopy and laparoscopy for these purposes. Gynaecological endoscopy as we know it is nowadays is possible thanks […]
How does an assisted reproduction treatment with donor eggs work?
Egg donation is an assisted reproduction technique in which a woman (the donor) gives one or several eggs to another woman (the recipient). Fertilization of these eggs is performed using sperm from the couple and results in embryos which are then transferred to the recipient, with any unused embryos being frozen. This technique has proved […]
In Vitro Fertilisation for couples not residing in Barcelona
IVF-ICSI is carried out at the same time by both the gynaecologist and ultrasound professional in the couple’s home town and by EUGIN. A. Deciding on the technique At the appointment with the specialist of the centre the case is considered and the suitable technique is chosen (IVF or IVF -ICSI). When the couple cannot […]
Can illnesses in the foetus be found before pregnancy?
When there is a history of transmissible genetic or chromosomal family illnesses, it can be very helpful to find out if an illness is present in the precursor cells (eggs), or in the embryo itself, before the woman becomes pregnant (before this embryo is transferred into the uterus). In the cases where this is possible […]
Artificial Insemination in couples not residing in Barcelona
There are several Assisted Reproduction centres but few of them have the experience and protocols that can help patients who do not live in the same city as the clinic. In Barcelona, EUGIN has been a pioneering centre in developing and applying distance treatment coordination. The process consists of using new communication technologies for regulated […]