Increases Number of Couples on Fertility Treatment with Donor Eggs

In 2011, 2.1% of children born in Portugal were the result of the application of techniques of medically assisted procreation (PMA).

The postponement of motherhood for personal, professional and economic reasons (with greater impact on younger women), is leading to an increase in the number of couples with women aged 38 or more years doing fertility treatments-including in vitro fertilization (IVF). This increase can be for a woman to get pregnant with their own eggs or not.

In 2013, sought help to get pregnant more than 800 couples, and 138 were treatments with donated eggs, which represents an increase of 30% to 2011.

For the Director of IVI Lisboa, Sergio Soares, where continues to raise the number of women doing in vitro fertilization treatment (IVF) “there are several factors to resort to receiving donated eggs, for example, prevent hereditary diseases from being transmitted to the baby, ovarian failure due to early menopause, and loss of quality of own eggs due to the age in which they plan to get pregnant – these cases could be avoided if patients had used before the preservation of oocytes. The ovarian reserve declines and ages over time. The ideal age to get pregnant is between 20-30 years and from the fertility fall occurs 35 “. Check here to see maternity T shirt.

In 2011, the IVI Lisboa introduced the vitrification of eggs (or egg Cryopreservation) which is a resource for those women in the age group of 30 years didn’t see the short/medium term the reproductive project by conventional routes. “However, no resource gives as many guarantees as a family on the ideal age group”, emphasizes Dr. Sethi. The method also allows for motherhood, in the future, the women who have to do chemo and radiation treatments due to cancer.

Since the IVI Lisboa began activity in Portugal, in 2006, were born about of 1500 children through fertility techniques. “In 2013 with the 28% increase in the number of first consultation, respect to the previous year, and the new technologies that constantly are being implemented, such as the introduction of the embryoscope in our in vitro fertilization laboratory-an incubator which enables us to select embryos with more discretion, provides for a greater number of pregnancies throughout the year,” said the Director of the Center.
The latest report of activity developed by the Centers for medically assisted procreation (PMA), published in July 2013, by National Council on medically assisted procreation (CNPMA) for 2011, shows that 2.1% of children born in Portugal are a result of the application of techniques of PMA, which represents children in the universe 2007 total of births (96,856).

Despite the increase in donor egg treatment, in vitro fertilization is the most requested treatment and represents approximately 62% of the procedures of the IVI Lisboa, while artificial insemination, represents 17% of the total.