Centro de Estudos de Infertilidade e Esterilidade


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Team

A multidisciplinary team at your disposal...

Dr. Joaquim Gonçalves

Gynecology/ Obstetrics

Clinical Director and Sub-specialist in reproductive medicine.

Dr. Jorge Braga

Gynecology/ Obstetrics

Sub-specialist in reproductive medicine.

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Prof. Vasco Almeida

Biology of Reproduction

Senior clinical embryologist by the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE)

Dra. Isabel Damião

Biology of Reproduction

Senior clinical embryologist by the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE)

Dr. Alcino Oliveira

Urology/ Andrology

Dr. José Aguiar

Anesthesiology

Dr. Miguel Moura

Psychology

Cristina Teixeira

Administrative

Paula Carneiro

Sanitation

Clinic

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Fertility & Infertility

Infertility is recognized by the World Health Organization as a public health problem, defined by the inability to achieve a pregnancy after 12 months or more of regular unprotected sex. Nowadays , it affects about 10 to 15% of couples on reproductive age, exhibiting an increasing tendency according to age.

The causes of infertility are quite varied and may be present in both couple elements. As such, a complete diagnosis and care of infertility is necessary to allow identification of the causes to this problem and developing a treatment plan for each couple.

Donations

The gametes donation is a voluntary act of benevolent nature and unpaid, although there is financial compensation for expenses incurred or for damages resulting from the donation. Donors are selected judiciously, using medical consultations, psychology and clinical examinations and comply with the necessary requirements.

The gametes donation is, in case of many couples, the only solution to achieve the desire for children, due to the gametes of one or both elements can not be used in the treatment. In the case of female element of the couple, the donation of oocytes is critical in situations of early menopause, advanced age, poor oocyte quality, serious genetic diseases or chemotherapy treatments. In the case of the male element, it is necessary to resort to sperm donation in the circumstances of gametes absence or poor quality of them, due to chemotherapy treatments.



Egg donation     Sperm donation

Treatments

Knowledge of the origin of infertility is a key step in the diagnosis of the infertile couple and should focus on both couple elements. Thus, it is possible to define the treatment and the most appropriate technique. Treatments may include, in general, induction of ovulation, artificial insemination, in vitro fertilization (IVF ), and intracytoplasmic injection embryos.

Artificial insemination is the simplest technique in which the seminal sample after collecting and processing in the laboratory, is injected directly into the woman's uterus. IVF , a little more complex , requires ovarian stimulation of women and oocytes collection are placed in the laboratory together with the treated spermatozoa, in a suitable culture medium for the occurrence of fertilization. After a few days of development , they are transferred to the woman's uterus a maximum of two embryos resulting from IVF. In turn , ICSI treatment is the most complex of all, being substantially similar to the procedure performed for IVF, except that the spermatozoa are directly injected into the oocyte.


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