Male infertility - 1 in 20 men has some kind of fertility problem

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More than 90% of male infertility cases are due to low sperm counts, poor sperm quality, or both. The remaining cases of male infertility can be caused by a range of conditions including anatomical problems, hormonal imbalances, and genetic defects. For about one in five infertile couples the problem lies solely in the male partner.

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Intra-Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI)

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ICSI is a specialized form of IVF that is mainly used when the male partner has significant male infertility issues, like poor sperm quality or morphology, or no sperm.

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Honorable award for Dr Anastasios Sykoutris

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Dr. Anastasios Sykoutris on October 25th 2016, will be honored by the international organization of the Knights of Malta (sovereign military and hospital order of the Knights of Malta ) awarding him the Cross of Commander.


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Sperm donation in Greece

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Thinking About Using Donor Sperm? Sperm donation is an effective treatment used by many couples around the world.

A couple may need to explore the donor sperm option if a man is not producing any sperm or  the sperm quality is low, if a couple has been through IVF but have had no fertilization. Also, if there are medical reasons, if for example a man has a genetic disorder that he may pass on to a child, and of course there are other reasons such as when a single woman or same sex couple want to try for a child.

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IVF Medical Travel in Greece

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Greece is a very popular place to travel to for IVF treatment because of its laws, prices and high success rates. Many couples also come to Greece because egg donation is anonymous plus the cost of IVF and Egg Donation in Greece is more reasonable than in most of other countries.

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Freezing eggs for future use

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The ability to store sperm, eggs and embryos is an important part of assisted conception, but until recently the science of egg cryopreservation was not well developed and not as successful as Cryopreserving sperm and embryos. However, recent developments have improved both the survival of eggs and the chance of achieving of pregnancy.

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IVF procedure steps

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IVF (In vitro fertilization) is the fertilization of eggs outside the body. It was first carried out successfully in humans in 1977 and has now become a routine process for treating couples who are unable to conceive naturally.

IVF consists of many steps, which are outlined below:

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Male infertility

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Male infertility refers to a male's inability to cause pregnancy in a fertile female and it accounts for 40-50% of infertility. It has many causes, from genetic and/or medical abnormalities to lifestyle issues. A man’s fertility reflects his general health. Men who live a healthy lifestyle are more likely to produce healthy sperm. Some of the lifestyle choices that can damage a man’s sperm and cause male infertility, all of these can reduce both sperm counts and sperm’s ability to swim are:

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Premature Ovarian Failure

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Ovarian failure is considered premature when it occurs in women < 40 yrs of age and accounts for 10 % of secondary amenorrhoea which means failure of occurrence of menstruation in women for 6 months or longer in women who have previously menstruated.

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Is Surrogacy on Its Way to Becoming 'The New Normal'?

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Surrogacy affords the opportunity of a dream-come-true for couples and individuals hoping to become parents but face the burdens of infertility or other health issues which make pregnancy and delivery dangerous or impossible. It enables you to welcome a child into the world who is truly your own and continue the miracle of your family lines.

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Fertility treatment: In vitro fertilization (IVF)

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IVF is far and away the most common of the high-tech fertility treatments, accounting for more than 99 percent of all assisted reproductive technology procedures. About 48,000 IVF babies are born each year in the United States.

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What to Expect During IVF

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Step by step, here's what you'll typically experience while trying to conceive a child with in vitro fertilization.

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Older women turning to Europe for affordable IVF

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Australian women in their late 40s and even 50s desperate for a baby are increasingly traveling to Greece and Spain to get pregnant.  When women travel to Greece, they pay about $7600 for a donated egg and an in vitro fertilisation procedure, a third of the price to go through similar treatment with a donated egg in Australia. Many women also make the trip because in Australia they are unable to receive donated eggs that cannot be traced.

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IVF / Egg Donation News & Articles

Male infertility - 1 in 20 men has some …

More than 90% of male infertility cases are due to low sperm counts, poor sperm quality, or both. The remaining cases of male infertility can be caused by a range...

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This Fluid-Filled Bag Lets Lambs Develop…

Artificial Womb - IVF, Egg Donation

Physicians at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia worked with 23 week-old lambs to in order test a synthetic device that imitates a woman's uterus, hoping to limit mortality and disease...

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Intra-Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI…

ICSI is a specialized form of IVF that is mainly used when the male partner has significant male infertility issues, like poor sperm quality or morphology, or no sperm.

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A Brief History of Donor Conception

Early History  1322 Artificial insemination (referred to as AI until the 1980s) was first used successfully by the Arabs on mares. 

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Living donor uterus transplants performe…

Donor uterus transplant - IVF in Greece, Egg Donation

(CNN)A team of surgeons at Baylor University Medical Center announced Wednesday they have performed the first living donor uterus transplants in the United States.

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Male infertility

Male infertility refers to a male's inability to cause pregnancy in a fertile female and it accounts for 40-50% of infertility. It has many causes, from genetic and/or medical abnormalities...

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IVF procedure steps

IVF (In vitro fertilization) is the fertilization of eggs outside the body. It was first carried out successfully in humans in 1977 and has now become a routine process for...

Read more

Freezing eggs for future use

The ability to store sperm, eggs and embryos is an important part of assisted conception, but until recently the science of egg cryopreservation was not well developed and not as...

Read more

Sperm donation in Greece

Thinking About Using Donor Sperm? Sperm donation is an effective treatment used by many couples around the world. A couple may need to explore the donor sperm option if a man...

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IVF & fertility treatments

Ovum IVF consultancy group is a group of fertility specialists that serve clients from all over the world. We have many satisfied patients that use medical travel for their fertility treatments. IVF medical travel in Greece is very popular among infertile couples because they find high quality care and treatment for their fertility problems. We have a proven record of success with our IVF/Egg Donation treatments.

IVF Medical Travel in Greece

At OVUM IVF Fertility Consultants Group we can arrange your travel to Greece to get fertility consultation and treatments.

Greece is very popular destination for infertile couples that want to become parents because of the laws and ease of doing IVF or Egg Donations here, the costs are substantially lower than other countries, the weather is nice and you can have a vacation too.

Surrogacy, Egg Donation

Legislation in Greece permits only anonymous egg donation and only host (or gestational) surrogacy is allowed. Both egg donation and surrogacy has to be altruistic. We offer surrogacy medical consultation and care for the surrogate mother and assistance to the intended parents.

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