Infertility is defined by the World Health Organization as the failure to achieve pregnancy after one year of regular unprotected sexual intercourse. The estimation is that 10-15% of reproductive-aged couples are affected by this medical condition.
Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) helps couples to conceive with medical assistance. Many couples decide to have this treatment abroad, for diverse reasons such as waiting times, costs, effectiveness or privacy.
Infertility is a problem that involves both partners. Several factors can cause infertility, some of them are specific to women or men. Others can affect both genders like: environmental conditions, consuming tobacco or drugs, excessive exercise, inadequate diet that leads to extreme weight loss or gain, and advanced age.
Medical Port team up with Hospital Lusíadas to offer infertility treatment alternatives that start with an accurate diagnosis of the couple conceiving condition.
These are the treatments available:
- Ovulation monitoring;
- Intrauterine insemination;
- In Vitro fertilization;
- Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI);
- Surgical sperm retrieval for ICSI;
- Transference of frozen embryo as a result of in vitro fertilization.
You’ll be able to perform infertility tests, full couples’ studies, perform medical-surgical therapies and assisted reproductive technology (ART) treatments in the same place, even if there’s the need to see physicians from other specialties, namely andrology, urology or psychology, amongst others. According to the ART team in Hospital dos Lusíadas, one out of three couples get pregnant after an ART treatment, and one out four couples that uses in vitro fertilization fulfills their dream of becoming parents.
If you would like to learn more about infertility treatment abroad, contact Medical Port for your ART proposal in Lisbon.