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Becoming a father at 50: what's the biological limit for men?

"He's my son, not my grandson". Hard as it might be to believe (or admit), it is a fact that an increasing number of men become parents in older age, whether for the first time or not. This can be for a number of reasons: delayed motherhood on the one hand (which also affects men), and marital (or relationship) breakdown, which fosters the formation of new couples, culminating with the birth of one or more children. That said, there are also plenty of eligible bachelors...

Why do periods come early or late?

Generally, we shouldn’t worry about an early or a late period, unless we are waiting for a possible pregnancy, we go on holiday or we have a special meeting.
Fortunately, thanks to some hormonal treatments, we can now freely delay our period, make it shorter or totally suppress it during a few months.

What if I can’t have children with my own ovules?

Find out that you need to turn to egg donation to be mother is a real shock for a woman. If it’s happening to you, you’ve certainly thought about some of these questions: Will I love him as if he is mine? And what if he doesn’t look like us? How will he feel when he will find it out? Should we tell our family?

Nausea during pregnancy: is there any solution?

One of the symptoms that most overwhelm pregnant women is the well-known nausea, isn’t it? In this post, I’ll try to shed light on it, talking about seven key points to endure nausea with success! I will also give you some tips that should help you.

Dexeus Mujer reconstructed clitoris of 97 women who were victims of mutilation, for free

The genital reconstruction Program is part of the social assistance work of Dexeus Mujer Foundation and it is led by Dr Pere Barri Soldevila, who was the first doctor in Spain performing this surgery. Its launch was a pioneering initiative in our country, and it contributed giving this problem visibility, helping many women.

Cancer in the family: increased risk?

Facing a cancer is not easy. Normally, most of breast cancers are sporadic, so in case only a member of your family has been affected and he/she is more than 50 years old, it’s unlikely to be of hereditary causes. As a matter of fact, only between 5 and 10% of cancers are.

Diet and fertility: does it really work?

If you have a look on Internet, you’ll find a lot of articles on this subject. Most of them give you a list of ‘superfoods’ and supplements that, theoretically, help the reproductive function. Whereas others tell you what to avoid: coffee, refined carbs, sweeteners, saturated fats... But, how much can these products affect the reproductive system? Is there any food that really increases the possibility of getting pregnant?

Do you have any doubt about hormonal contraception?

Is it better taking a break between cycles or is it OK if I take different cycles together in order to skip my period? Is there any contraceptive method with a lower hormonal dose? If I want to get pregnant, should I wait for my period before I try?

The Reproductive Medicine Service of Dexeus Mujer, Professional Excellence 2018 Prize

The Reproductive Medicine Service of Dexeus Mujer has been awarded with the Professional Excellence Prize in the category of care team, yearly presented by the Colegio oficial de Médicos of Barcelona (CoMB). This prize is a public recognition to the valuable and high-quality work of professionals of different specialities.

Breast and health answers to 5 key questions

Have you ever wondered what the size of breast depends on, whether it is preferable to use rimless bras or what exercises can you do to tone it? In this article we will answer to these and other questions related to breast’s health. Because to take care of it, first you need to be well informed.

When is your baby due? the enigma of the due date

Normally the last month of pregnancy can be very long but facing the waiting of a delayed delivery date can be horrible! Your partner and family just get mad every time you call them on their mobiles and when they call you and you don’t answer, they immediately think you had to rush to the hospital. There’s no way to relax! But, what may cause an overdue pregnancy?

Barcelona, capital of assisted reproduction tourism

Barcelona already was a protagonist in assisted reproduction once. In 1984 the first test tube baby of Spain was born in Barcelona. Now, after 34 years, it keeps on being a protagonist as it is the destination of the so-called “reproductive tourism”, which moves to Catalonia every year thousands of women who want to become mothers. In order to meet this foreigners demand, the 33 authorised centres have a patient care service in several languages.

When pregnancy does not happen

Infertility is a very common problem (it affects about 15% population) and it is a stressful life event in the life of a couple, which has psychological repercussions in 40% of cases.

Want to help women with breast cancer?

Coinciding with Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we launched our solidarity initiative #idocare. Together with Women’secret, we launched a collection of underwear whose profits will go to the Fertility Preservation Program for oncological patients of Dexeus Mujer Foundation. Join the movement!

What you should not ask anyone with fertility problems

If you have a friend, sister, sister-in-law, co-worker, friends - or relatives - who are performing a reproduction treatment, you should be cautious when talking with them about this topic so as not “to put your foot in it.” It is not that it is a special situation or that you can not talk about it, but it is a personal issue that emotionally affects, so you have to be tactful and respectful of their privacy.

What do you know about myomas?

You’ve probably heard of myomas, but might not know why they appear, how common they are and how to detect them. Dr Núria Barbany from our medical team is here to answer frequently asked questions.

Fertility study, together or on your own?

If you are in a relationship and have decided to begin fertility treatment, or want to find out if you have problems conceiving, the first step is to have a fertility study done. But, which is better: doing it with your partner or on your own?

How are donors selected?

The demand for donor eggs increases year after year, especially in Spain, where donation is anonymous. However, are you familiar with the process for selecting the most suitable donor for each case?

Are you ready for IVF?

If you have decided to start in vitro fertilisation (IVF) treatment and you have doubts about this process or are worried about what to do in unforeseen circumstances, don't hesitate to ask our medical team for advice!

For mothers aged 40 or over: what you need to know

More and more women are deciding to have a child at around 40 or even a few years later. It's true that there is still time, but if this is the case for you, you need to know the chance you have of getting pregnant and the risks of having children at this age.

Egg freezing: 8 things you should know

You will probably have heard of this option. If you are 30 or younger, you may not have given it any though. But if you are already 30 or a few years older, it is an option you should consider.

Assisted reproduction: new research

Dexeus Mujer has a Research, Development and Innovation Department (R&D&i) that conducts research studies to improve the effectiveness of assisted reproduction techniques in women who may have more difficulties getting pregnant than others.

Take care of yourself as you should

One of the plus points of getting older is that you know yourself better and you’ve realised that it is important to spend more time on yourself. As far as our daily priorities are concerned, however, looking after ourselves is not always at the top of the list.

When is the best time to become a mother?

Having children is a personal and very important decision in a woman's life that is often delayed for a number of reasons: personal, professional, medical, etc. As a woman ages, the number and quality of her eggs declines and she may have more difficulty getting pregnant, which is why more women are choosing the option of preserving their fertility by freezing their eggs.

Does egg freezing increase the chances of achieving pregnancy?

A growing number of women are opting to freeze their eggs in order to delay motherhood. To what extent does this increase their chances of achieving pregnancy in the future?

What are the chances of your child being born with a rare disease?

Rare diseases affect more people than we think. In addition, they can affect anyone, as they are usually caused by genetic abnormalities or mutations. However, in a third of all cases they are hereditary and can be prevented by a simple test, such as the qCarrier test offered by Dexeus Mujer.

Diet affects fertility

A recent study shows that women who eat little fruit or too much junk food take longer to get pregnant.

Myths and facts about fertility

If you are keen to get pregnant, it is advisable that you visit your gynaecologist for a check-up and to make sure that everything is fine. However, don't fret or worry too much about what people say either "helps" or "doesn't help" boost your chances of pregnancy, as there are a lot of myths floating around out there that just aren't true.

Is sperm quality declining?

A number of studies have warned of a decline in sperm quality which has been identified in the male population of some countries, as a result of lifestyle and pollution. This news often remains anecdotal as nobody considers that it might affect them. So how can you find out if your sperm is "fit"?

How to survive "the beta wait"

The two-week wait until you get the result of your beta hCG test (ß-HCG), which tells you if you have finally managed to get pregnant after the embryo transfer, can feel like an eternity. In addition, most of us are highly alert to any warning symptoms and may not be sure about what we can or should not do.

What if menopause presents prematurely...?

In general, the mean age at which menopause appears is around 51 years, although in some women it may occur before this age, and this is difficult to accept, particularly if you are in your early forties and did not think that it could happen to you.

Embryo transfer: Why is one better than two?

A multiple pregnancy involves a greater risk of complications during pregnancy and labour. When it occurs spontaneously it is inevitable, although in assisted reproduction treatments there is a choice available.

A new and less aggressive technology for endometriosis surgery

The Endometriosis Unit of Dexeus Mujer has applied, for the first time ever in Spain, a new and less aggressive surgical technique for deep endometriosis surgery which also reduces the risk of complications and provides better ovarian function preservation.

Freezing your eggs: how, when and why

If you have thought about freezing your eggs but are unsure about the best time to do it, in which cases it is recommended or what the procedure involves, please read on for some useful information.

Endometriosis and fertility: FAQ

10% of women of childbearing age have endometriosis. This disorder can compromise fertility, so that it is very important to see a team of experts who will assess each case and make a proper diagnosis. Dr. Pere Barri Soldevila, head of the Endometriosis Unit at Dexeus Mujer answers some of the most frequently asked questions on the subject.

Birth of the first baby from an egg frozen in an automated procedure

For the first time ever in the world, a woman has become pregnant and subsequently given birth to a baby from an egg previously frozen in an automated procedure thanks to a team of embryologists from Dexeus Mujer.

Interview with Dr. Nikolaos Polyzos: "We strive to find solutions for difficult cases"

Older age, a low ovarian reserve or inadequate response to hormonal stimulation treatments are situations that can make it especially difficult to achieve a pregnancy. Dr. Nikolaos Polyzos of Dexeus Mujer, a European expert in the treatment of patients with these problems told us about possible options in these cases.

Dexeus Mujer opens new Assisted Reproduction Facilities

In September, the Assisted Reproduction Department of Dexeus Mujer relocated to new facilities on our own premises which boast the most cutting-edge technologies in the field.

Advanced paternal age may affect fertility

Age affects fertility in women, but what about men?

Dexeus Mujer - A new image. The same vocation

Times change, and we with them. That is why we have renewed our brand and from now on it will be Dexeus Mujer. A name that explains more directly our essence, and that elevates the symbol of women to a seal of quality that supports our more than 80 years of experience.

Female infertility: the six most common problems

Nowadays, most fertility problems are due to the late age at which women decide to have children. However, the problem can be due to a number of factors that are little-known or can go unnoticed. In this post, we explain the most common causes of female infertility and the treatment available in each case.

What do you know about polycystic ovaries?

There is generally some confusion about this matter. To start with, the name suggests the presence of multiple cysts in the ovary. However, they aren't cysts, but follicles, i.e., developing eggs. What's more, the term has become very popular because many young girls' ovaries "look polycystic" but function normally. The reason for this is that their ovaries haven't matured yet and the problem usually disappears with time.

Endometriosis and fertility: answers to the 10 most common questions

Endometriosis is a little known condition. However, it affects more than 200 million women worldwide and, besides affecting their quality of life, it can also compromise their fertility. Therefore, it's important to have it diagnosed as early as possible. If you suffer from constant pelvic pain or your periods are very painful, ask your gynaecologist for a check-up. And if you receive a positive diagnosis, don't panic, because the condition can be treated. Here are the answers to some of the most common questions.

Spain, at the forefront of egg donation

Early menopause, loss of ovarian function due to chemotherapy, removal of the ovaries, or advanced age are just some of the reasons why a woman may be physically unable to become a mother. Now, however, egg donation has changed the situation. This technique allows eggs to be transferred from one woman to another (donor and recipient): the donor egg is inseminated and implanted in the uterus of the recipient.

Spain prepares a law for regulating surrogacy

Surrogacy, better known as "womb for rent", is a matter that the Spanish government intends to address during this parliamentary term. This was announced by Spanish Minister of Justice, Rafael Catalá, who stated that sooner or later the government will have to begin to regulate this new social reality.

Closer to our patients with Zoom Dexeus Woman

Women’s Health Dexeus launches a new online tool to be closer to you. We welcome Zoom Dexeus Woman, a newsletter that aims to catch up on the news from our centre, keep up to date with the latest developments we offer you and give information that may be interesting for you.
We hope that you will find our proposals attractive!

Save the date: November 5th - 6th, 2016 Fertility Show Olympia-London

Women’s Health Dexeus will be at the Fertility Show 2016, Olympia-London.
Don’t lose the opportunity to meet Dr. Carlos Dosouto, specialist in reproductive medicine, in a seminar on Sunday, November, 6th from 12.30 to 13.15, "What to think about before going abroad for treatment".
After the seminar, Dr. Dosouto will attend the patient’s questions at our stand.
See you in London!

The Dexeus Foundation successfully completes a humanitarian mission in Africa

This summer, a team from Dexeus Women's Health conducted a humanitarian mission in Madagascar to provide urgent medical care to the rural population and solve health problems affecting women specifically, including uterine fibroids, genital prolapse, ovarian cysts and postpartum fistulae.

Birth of first baby with DNA from three parents

News of the birth of a baby with genetic material from three people has been making its way around the world. However, the technique that made it possible is still at the experimental stage and requires manipulating the genetic material of the embryo. If you want to know what is involved and whether it can be done in Spain, don't miss this interview with Dr. Montserrat Boada.

Mothers at 50, a growing reality

The number of women becoming mothers after the age of 45 in Spain has increased by 171% over the past ten years. Although not set down in law, private assisted reproduction clinics set the age limit for access to treatment at around age 50 because the risks for mother multiply after the age of 45. This topic has many defenders and detractors. Find out what the doctors and women who became mothers at this age think.

Women’s Health Dexeus to take part in the 32nd annual meeting of ESHRE in Helsinki

Women’s Health Dexeus will take part in the 32nd annual meeting of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) that will be held in Helsinki, Finland, from July 3rd to July 6th.
This year, Women’s Health Dexeus will not only be present with oral communications and posters at the scientific program, but also with a stand at the exhibiting area from Sunday until Wednesday.

We launch the #OperacionMadagascar campaign

The Dexeus Women’s Health Foundation has started up a crowdfunding campaign to organise a humanitarian medical expedition that will travel to Madagascar this summer. Its objective is to perform more than 50 operations in two weeks to solve urgent health problems that affect women. We need all the support you can give us!

Scientists get a first look at a key stage of human embryo development | La Vanguardia

The decisive stage of human development that occurs after the embryo is implanted in the uterus has now been studied for the first time thanks to a technical advance developed by scientists in the UK and US.

Women’s Health Dexeus will be at the 2nd Congress of the Society of Endometriosis and Uterine Disorders

Women’s Health Dexeus will be at the 2nd Congress of the Society of Endometriosis and Uterine Disorders that will be held in Palau de Congressos de Barcelona on May 12th, 13th and 14th.

Sperm made in China | La Vanguardia

In a research study which could pave the way for treating male infertility and is yet another example of China's emergence as a major scientific power. Chinese biologists have managed to create lab-grown sperm cells for the first time.

Women’s Health Dexeus will be at the 17th World Congress Gynecological Endocrinology

Women’s Health Dexeus will be at the 17th World Congress Gynecological Endocrinology that will be held in Florence from March 2-5, 2016 in Palazzo dei Congressi di Firenze.
Dr. Gomez, embryologist of our In-Vitro-Fertilization laboratory, will be available on the stand n.19 for any information you may need.

Spain confirms the first known case of a pregnant woman carrying Zika virus in Europe

The affected woman is between thirteen and fourteen weeks pregnant and recently travelled to Colombia.
She remains at home with the usual treatment prescribed by her gynaecologist.
The Secretary of Public Health of the Generalitat de Catalunya has stressed that it is unlikely that she or her child will suffer any problems. The Department of Health has reiterated that this infection poses no risk to public health, as there is currently "no transmission of the virus".

42% of young women who undergo chemotherapy develop ovarian failure

42% of young women who have received chemo- or radiation therapy develop early ovarian failure before age 30, while 20% of cases of breast cancer are hereditary.

Human embryo research also allowed in Spain |

Human embryo research has also been permitted in Spain since 2003, although it requires a project approved by the National Commission on Assisted Human Reproduction, must be conducted by a qualified team and under supervision, and requires the consent of the parents.

Professor Dirk Timmerman, MD, PhD, FRCOG, visits Women’s Health Dexeus

Last Thursday 28 and Friday 29 January Professor Dirk Timmerman, MD, PhD, FRCOG, visited Women’s Health Dexeus. During the Department weekly Conference he made a speech about "IOTA studies and ultrasound methods to characterize ovarian tumors prior to surgery."

Kersti Lundin, chairwoman of the ESHRE, has opened the academic year of the 18th Master's Degree in Assisted Reproduction run by Women’s Health Dexeus and the UAB

This year, the Master's in Reproductive Biology and Human Assisted Reproduction Techniques is celebrating its 18th edition with new developments in its international vocation, but with the same goal that prompted its inception: to fill a gap in a training environment where there were no regulated courses providing basic and applied training on infertility and Human Assisted Reproduction Techniques.

Save the date: November 7th - 8th, 2015 Fertility Show Olympia-London

Women’s Health Dexeus will be at the Fertility Show 2015, Olympia-London
Meet us in the exhibitor zone!

Women’s Health Dexeus on english TV

Last Sunday 5th July at 7 pm a programme about Women’s Health Dexeus has been broadcasted on Sky, Freesat, Virgin,Freeview, BBC and BBC iPlayer, ITV iPlayer and BT TV.

New Post-Surgery Swimwear Collection, in collaboration with Women’s Secret

After the success of our last underwear collection, we are proud to present the Special Post-Surgery Swimwear, our new swimsuit and bikini collection designed in collaboration with Women’secret to meet the need of women who underwent a surgery for breast cancer.

Until what age can women use their own ovules?

A study conducted and presented by Dr. Marta Devesa, gynaecologist at Dexeus Women's Health, at the annual meeting of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) shows that IVF cycles in women over 44 years using their own ovules have a success rate of only 1.3%.

Fertility Information Day Scotland, 7th-8th March 2015

Thank you for being with us in Glasgow. We're looking forward to meeting you again next year and helping you here at our Clinic.

Women's Health Dexeus and Women’s Secret present Special Post Surgery Bras, the first underwear collection created for women after breast cancer surgery

The bras belonging to this underwear line has been designed to be used with external prosthesis thanks to skilled oncology specialists and patients’ advices.
The collection was born with a precise purpose. Women do not have to give womanliness up and breast cancer does not have to stop women from being themselves.


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