Topics to reflect on Archive

When does life start?

This year, during my Christmas speech I spoke about when do we believe that human life begins. Always with the music as a backdrop, this year we have celebrated a party based around ABBA’s music. As I said, in this party I took the opportunity to reflect on “When does life begin?”:   When does life start? When exactly does a human...

Claiming women’s freedom to decide

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of attending a meeting organized by the well-known magazine Marie Claire on the occasion of its thirtieth anniversary in Spain. They gathered 30 exceptional women in different fields. In my case, I was present as a representative of medical science. Together with them, I was able...

The price of an IVF

The results of a centre only have value if they audited by health authorities. According to the study “The price of having a baby by assisted reproduction”, based on results audited by health authorities and budgets of different clinics, Institut Marquès is the best positioned. Our patients do not want an IVF cycle; they...

The Embryo Adoption Increases

Every year more patients come to our clinic to adopt embryos. In 2013 we doubled the number of cycles performed in 2012 and it keeps on increasing. I think this is due to the following facts: 1 – Restrictions on international adoptions of children. Over the last few years there has been a constant...

Surrogate Motherhood

Surrogate motherhood is a very important and controversial subject which can be contemplated from very different angles. When there is some news about reproduction, the media usually call me to discuss about them. Sometimes I read material that I have written ten years ago and I am surprised at how my opinion has changed....

Postmortem Assisted Reproduction

I’d like to share some thoughts on postmortem assisted reproduction from an article I recently wrote for Interfunerarias. It’s about the “genetic legacy” some people leave at death: sperm or embryos that remain frozen can be used by the widow or widower depending on their personal circumstances and the law they are submitted to. It’s...

In Vitro Fertilization and Twins

Today I’d like to share the results of a survey we’ve carried out on our patients with you. We’ve asked up to one thousand patients from 31 different countries, all childless and with fertility troubles, if they would prefer to have twins, an only child, or if they didn’t mind either option. The results...