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What is infertility?

Infertility is the inability to conceive after a year of regular intercourse and no use of any contraceptive method.

I've been trying to get pregnant for a year. Do I have a problem? Where should I start and / or seek help?

Couples should seek medical help if they can not become pregnant after a year of regular intercourse and no contraceptive methods.

Infertility affects 10 to 15% of couples at reproductive age, and it is caused by different factors. Tests, carried out on both woman and man can clarify the problem and indicate the right treatment.

What are my chances of getting pregnant?

For most couples who are trying to get pregnant, the probability of having a pregnancy is about 25%. At the end of the first year 85-90% of couples will conceive.

Does age influence the chances of getting pregnant?

Age decreases fertility. Considering the age of the woman under 30 years, the chances are 35%, between 35-40 years, are 24%, and over 40 years, 10%.

Is infertility only a female issue?

It occurs equally in men and women. It takes two to tango as they say. This is why the couple should always be investigated together.

What exams should I do?

Infertility is caused by different factors and many treatments are used. Each case should be evaluated individually by the physician.

In general women should be evaluated for ovulation, uterus and fallopian tubes and men for semen. In fact there is no list of exams and the best thing to do is to see a doctor.

How to choose the treatment?

There are many treatments available. Each case should be evaluated individually so the best treatment is chosen.

What does IUI stand for and what is it??

It stands for intrauterine insemination and it involves the introduction of laboratory-prepared sperm directly into the uterine cavity. The procedure can be recommended mainly when there are no semen quality problems, or anatomical changes in the fallopian tubes or uterus.

How long is the treatment?

After the examinations are carried out and treatment is defined the duration is on average 15-20 days, usually starting on the first day of period.

How long can you keep a frozen embryo? How is it discarded?

Embryos do not have an expiration date. According to Brazilian law, they can not be discarded.

Can a woman in menopause get pregnant by IVF?

Women who are in menopause can get pregnant with egg donation.

Can I freeze my eggs?

Eggs freezingis can be done in women at reproductive age who wish to postpone pregnancy either because of professional reasons or chemotherapy or radiation therapy for cancer.

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In artificial insemination we control ovulation through ultrasound to determine the fertile period.

At the right time the semen is collected by masturbation at the clinic, prepared and inseminated in the uterus.

Inseminação Artificial

IVFin-vitro Fertilization

One of the most used techniques of assisted reproduction, popularly known as "test tube baby".

FIV - Fertilização in vitro

ICSIIntracytoplasmic Sperm Injection

The treatment steps are exactly the same as for IVF. The decision to perform ICSI or not is technical and does not change the treatment for the patient.

ICSI - Injeção intracitoplasmática de espermatozoide


This procedure makes it possible to select an embryo before it is transferred to the uterus.

Pre-implantation Diagnosis


Egg freezing is recommended for women who wish to preserve their fertility so they can have children in the future.

Egg Freezing

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