Sterility, Advances in the diagnosis

Written by: Dr. Pedro Caballero Peregrín
Edited by: Top Doctors®

The sterility worries many couples, so from the research is doing a constant work to give answers. The latest advances in this field refer more to diagnosis than treatment. In recent years, fields such as "omics" have been developed, which refer to genomics, proteomics and metabolomics.


In this sense, genetics and biochemistry play a fundamental role, since it involves identifying genes, proteins or metabolites that are involved in certain forms of sterility, both female (studying oocytes and endometrium), and male (analyzing sperm).


Know the causes of infertility

Abundant in the concept expressed previously, that is to say, advances refer more to diagnosis than to treatment, in the not too distant future the causes of many of the types of sterility that today are a mystery may be known.. For example, why there are sperm that are not able to fertilize, techniques that allow us to select fertile sperm, or, in the case of women, at which time it is appropriate to perform an embryo transfer according to the biochemical state of the endometrium, or which are the most suitable embryos to transfer.


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By Dr. Pedro Caballero Peregrín
Fertility Specialty

Pioneer in Spain in the specialization of Assisted Reproduction, Dr. Caballero Peregrin has a degree in Medicine and Surgery (1968), specialist in Gynaecology at the Complutense University of Madrid (1974) and PhD in Urology (1974). His career continues as Deputy Medical Gynecology Service, Member of the Clinical Trials Committee and Member of the Ethics Committee for Clinical Research of the Ramón y Cajal Hospital in Madrid distended a period of time from 1981 to 1998. On their way through this hospital Consultation founded Sterility. Then in 1985 he established the first sperm bank in Madrid that offered the possibility of preserving fertility in cancer patients. It has also contributed to actions that normalize and regulate the field of Assisted Reproduction member of the Parliamentary Commission that prepared the draft Spanish Law on Assisted Reproduction Law 84/85/86 35 and 42 of 1988. Currently being, a member Ethics Committee and Medical Ethics l Official College of Physicians of Madrid. He has contributed to over 40 publications in national and foreign magazines. As in 60 appearances as a speaker at national and international conferences, round tables and moderator Congress Organizer of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

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