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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.