At the Clinic of Fertility at the International Turkish Hospital, all staff is committed to providing high-level professional care and treatment as well as emotional support for all couples, both for women and for men who are looking for to realize their greatest dream, to become parents. Our highly experienced and experienced medical staff, Turks, along with support staff, offer a full-fledged medical service, ranging from determining female or male infertility causes and then determining for each of the couples of a treatment personalized and appropriate single-goal medical, achieving optimal results. Treatment programs at our clinic are supported by the most contemporary equipment of the Assisted Reproduction Technology (ART) and by a very advanced Embryology Laboratory. For each of the treatments applied to couples, they are given full information about the procedure, the chances of pregnancy, and of course each couple has the opportunity to ask questions about the treatment, medication and how to get them, and everything else they want to know before taking any step in that direction. Before and during treatment, couples are required to be informed in advance of the relevant procedures, the time needed to carry out these procedures, planning the time needed to handle the treatment and everything else that helps them to make their decision, this process which is always assisted by our specialized staff.
The first pregnancy resulting from egg donation was reported in 1984. Since then, egg donation has helped many struggling with infertility to conceive.
Egg donation is most commonly used when the patient is unable to produce her own eggs. The donated eggs are fertilised with partner sperm as in a conventional IVF treatment cycle, and one (or two) transferred as an embryo for pregnancy.
The main reason why women fail to produce eggs is related to age; as women grow older their stock of eggs declines in number and quality up to the menopause, by which time natural reproduction is no longer possible. Some women experience a premature menopause (known as ‘primary ovarian insufficiency’), while others may have ovarian problems which preclude egg development and ovulation. This can happen in women as young as 20 or 30. For these women, egg donation is the only possible fertility treatment
In such cases (even in women beyond a natural menopause), egg donation is the only treatment for pregnancy.
Egg donation also is used for women who have normal ovulation, but who have poor-quality eggs, for instance, women who have had multiple failed IVF cycles, women of advanced reproductive age (over age 38), and women with low response to medications for ovarian stimulation.
Egg donation is a fertility treatment for women unable to produce their own eggs or at high risk of transmitting a genetic disease.
Surrogacy is an assisted reproduction-based approach in which the intended parents assign the gestation and birth to another woman called the surrogate mother. The drivers of surrogacy refer largely to infertility, medical conditions, same-sex couples’ parenting, and cases of diversity regarding sexual identity and orientation. Surrogacy consists of a valid option for a variety of conditions or circumstances ranging from medical to social reasons.
Infertility ( especially uterin factor infertility), medical conditions, diversities regarding sexual identity and orientation, and matters of social nature reflect the basic drivers behind patients’ decision to pursue surrogacy. Women with a severe Müllerian anomaly or a congenital absence of uterus and/or vagina are usual candidates for surrogacy. The condition of Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser Syndrome characterized by a female genotype and phenotype and accompanied with a congenital aplasia of the uterus and the vagina represents another category of patients requiring surrogacy. Further to the above, Complete Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome (CAIS syndrome) where the uterus and ovaries are absent , as well as women who have undergone hysterectomy, presents as only few of the cases where surrogacy is imperative and women may choose this as a path to parenthood. Gestational surrogacy is also recommended in cases of Turner’s Syndrome due to the known cardiac and medical complications in these patients . Furthermore, surrogacy may present as an option for women with recurrent miscarriages or unidentified failure of infertility treatment . Heart or renal disease and severe Rhesus isoimmunization during pregnancy are valid reasons for the mother to avoid such high risk conditions and hence constitute solid grounds in opting for surrogacy . Other indications for surrogacy are maternal medication for specific disease treatment that could potentially promote embryo’s teratogenesis or even severe genetic problems related to the intended parents . Social reasons towards optional surrogacy may correspond to highly driven career women and the stress experienced by the intended mother regarding the physical changes and the discomfort associated with her perception on pregnancy .
Finally, surrogacy may fulfill same-sex couples’ or even a single parent’s desire for a genetically linked family.
Currently, sperm donation is appropriate when the male partner has severe abnormalities in his semen and/or reproductive system, which may be present at birth (congenital) or develop later (acquired) and in other situations.
Azoospermia (absence of sperm) can be due to a blockage (obstructive azoospermia), such as congenital bilateral absence of the vas deferens (CBAVD) or previous vasectomy. Alternatively, azoospermia can be due to testicular failure (nonobstructive azoospermia) resulting from exposure to toxins like pesticides, radiation treatment, or chemotherapy.
Severe oligozoospermia (decreased sperm count) or other significant sperm or seminal fluid abnormalities also are indications for sperm donation.
Ejaculatory dysfunction, such as inability to achieve or maintain an erection or to ejaculate, is a scenario where sperm donation can be helpful.
Sperm donation in place of an affected male’s sperm can help bypass significant genetic defects that can be passed to children.
When there is no male partner, such as with single women who wish to become parents or lesbian couples who desire a pregnancy, but who lack a male partner, sperm donation is needed for pregnancy.
Embryo donation is a procedure that enables embryos that were created by individuals undergoing fertility treatment to be transferred to other infertile patients to help them achieve a pregnancy.
Reasons to have embryo donation include untreatable infertility that involves both partners, untreatable infertility in a single woman or woman without a male partner, recurrent pregnancy loss thought to be related to embryonic factors, and genetic disorders affecting one or both partners.
The Clinic of Fertility, at International Turkish Hospital offers medical services as follows:
Fertilize In Vitro (IVF)
Intra Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI)
Insemination intra-uterine (IUI)
Frequent cycle monitoring and ultrasound
Aspiration of eggs
Embryo freezing and storage
Sperm acquisition by Testikuli / Epididymus
Freezing and storage of sperm
Our professional team of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the International Turkish Hospital has a wide range of knowledge and experience to provide you with a happy and healthy pregnancy period through monthly checks.
Obstetric and Ultrasonography Control
Examination of the first quarter
Examination of the second quarter
Biopsy of Caravans (CVS)
It is very important that gynecological examinations reveal existing or potential health problems and illnesses in order to begin the proper cure before touching them.
Doctors and specialized personnel of the Clinic treat mainly those patients who appear in the clinic with myoma, various cysts, unlucky bleeding and similar health problems. If treatment is effective, treatment is performed with different surgical methods, starting with endoscopic surgery.
Annual Gynecological Examination
Pediatric Gynecology and Adolescents
Multiple cyst syndrome in the ovary