Can an HIV positive couple have children?

Can an HIV positive couple have children? If a woman is HIV seropositive can she have children? Advice for couples who want to have children Artificial Insemination with prepared sperm Can an HIV positive couple have children? Thanks to scientific advances and the medicine available for HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus), seropositive people these days[...] Read more >

Can I be a father after a vasectomy?

Infertility in men who have had family planning surgery (vasectomy) is a fairly frequent problem as everyone’s circumstances can change[...] Read more >

Can I have a child after a tubal ligation?

Sterility caused by tubal ligation Study of tubal ligation infertility Sterility caused by tubal ligation It is not unusual for a woman who has undergone tubal ligation to want to become pregnant again some years later. There are many reasons (personal, family, relationship…) to want to have another child as the circumstances vary with[...] Read more >

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 [...] Read more >

How can I follow the assisted reproduction treatment from my home?

This is one of the characteristics of EUGIN Clinic. With our proven management system and multidisciplinary team, you will be supported at all times and will have instant access to all matters relating to your treatment. At the EUGIN Clinic we excel in dealing with multicultural patients, both Spanish and International. This is one of[...] Read more >

What recommendations about the treatment could be useful?

Are there any side effects during stimulation for insemination or IVF? Can I do sports during the stimulation? Does the treatment need to be taken at a specific time of day? What is the difference between oestrogen patches and pills for the reception of the oocytes? How should oestrogen patches be applied? Why is the[...] Read more >

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[...] Read more >

How can I prepare for my treatment?

What do I need to do before giving a semen sample? How can I prepare for my insemination? How can I prepare for my follicular punction? How can I prepare for my embryo transfer? What do I need to do before giving a semen sample? We advise that a semen sample be given on[...] Read more >

Why do patients from all over the world come to our clinic in Spain?

Foreign patients come to Spain to carry out Assisted Reproduction for several reasons. A particular marital status: In some countries, a single woman, either without a male partner or with a female partner or even an unmarried couple, cannot undergo an Assisted Reproduction Treatment. In Spain, the marital status or sexual orientation of the patient[...] Read more >

Should I tell my child about his origins? Are there any psychological repercussions?

Although there are several contrasting studies on the psychological effects that receiving donated oocytes (eggs) and/or semen may produce, every family is free to choose their own position on the subject and tell the child from an early age, wait until he or she is older, or never tell them.[...] Read more >

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[...] Read more >

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[...] Read more >

Reproductive physiology

What is the difference between sterility and infertility? Does age influence the possibility of becoming pregnant? A woman is fertile from the time she begins to have her period, but her fertility diminishes with age. For men there is also a gradual decrease, but later and less pronounced. For a number of different reasons[...] Read more >

Why is there so much talk about fertility and how it’s linked to age?

What is the difference between sterility and infertility? Does age influence the possibility of becoming pregnant? A woman is fertile from the time she begins to have her period, but her fertility diminishes with age. For men there is also a gradual decrease, but later and less pronounced. For a number of different reasons[...] Read more >

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[...] Read more >

What type of examinations are carried out in a sterility study?

What are the basic, common examinations? What are the examinations for the woman? What are the examinations for the man? Remember that at the EUGIN Clinic you can have all the tests needed for your treatment during your first appointment, on the same day and at a much lower price. This means you don’t[...] Read more >

How does the stimulation for insemination and IVF work?

How does remote stimulation monitoring work? Why do I have to have an ultrasound and hormone study before every follicular control? Can I know in advance when I will need to go to Barcelona for my insemination or my follicular punction? How does remote stimulation monitoring work? After your first visit, the doctor will[...] Read more >

Why do sterility problems exist?

What are the causes of female sterility? What are the causes of male sterility? What is combined sterility? Does sterility of unknown origin exist? What are the causes of female sterility? There are various factors which cause infertility or sterility in women. Most are irreversible, but those involving anatomical alterations can be solved with[...] Read more >

Gynaecological endoscopy

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[...] Read more >

What do I need to know about pregnancies obtained using assisted reproduction techniques?

What differences are there compared to a natural pregnancy? There are no differences in the process of development of the embryo once the transfer has been carried out, nor later in the development of the baby. The pregnancy develops in the same way as a natural pregnancy. [...] Read more >

Egg donation

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 [...] Read more >

How does gamete donation work in Spain?

What does Spanish legislation say about gamete donation? What tests are carried out on donors? What type of treatment do gamete donors follow? Does the donor’s ovarian stimulation pose any risks to her future fertility? What does Spanish legislation say about gamete donation? Egg or semen donation are procedures that have been regulated by[...] Read more >

How does egg donation work?

How do we select the egg donors? How do we synchronize the hormone cycles? How many embryos do we transfer? When will my embryo transfer take place? How do we select the egg donors? We work with a group of healthy donors aged between 18 and 35 and we select the donors according to[...] Read more >

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[...] Read more >

What to do after finishing the treatment

Can I travel after the IVF or insemination? What should you avoid after the IVF or insemination? What should I do if I have mild bleeding and / or pain before the pregnancy test? What happens if I don’t feel anything during these 2 weeks? Can I do a pregnancy test before the date specified by the Doctor?[...] Read more >

How does embryo freezing (cryopreservation) work?

Why can we not always freeze the embryos left over from a fresh cycle? Is there any connection between the cryopreservation of embryos and pregnancies occurring from the fresh embryos transferred from the same cycle? How long can my embryos remain frozen for? During in vitro procedures, there are sometimes extra embryos which should [...] Read more >