08:11 24th July 2017 | Bioprosthetic Ovaries
A three-dimensional object is the result of additive processes. Essentially, successive layers of material are laid down (3D-printed) until the object has been completed.
Recently, Northwestern University researchers used 3D-printing to create pieces of bioprosthetic ovaries for mice. The goal was to boost hormone production and restore fertility – and it worked. The ‘design’ or ‘skeleton of a regular ovary was referenced in the creat...
08:37 3rd February 2017 | Sex Determination
Pregnant Sex of Baby Sex Chromosomes X Chromosomes Y Chromosomes Genes Boy Girl Sexual Organs Hormones Embryonic Gonad Male Structure Female Structure Ovaries Female Hormone First Trimester Ultrasound
Once a couple finds out they are pregnant, it is only natural for them to be curious if they will have a boy or a girl. This blog post will explain the biological process that determines the sex of the baby.Basic Introduction on Sex Determination
Humans have one pair of sex chromosomes. Women have two “X” chromosomes, while men have an “X” and a “Y”. The presence or absence of the “Y” chromosome is what determines the sex of a ba...
22:16 10th March 2016 | Fertility Evaluation
Natural Conception Pelvic Scan Uterus Cervix Ovaries Vagina Blood Tests FSH LH Artificial Stimulation Ovarian Follicles Oestrogen Progesterone Menstrual Cycle Pituitary Gland Fertilisation Contraceptive Device Medical Disorders Sex Dependent Hormone Tumours Ovarian Cysts Ovarian Hyper Stimulation
When investigating infertility, one of the first objectives is to determine whether the patient can conceive naturally or not. The basic tests to determine this ability to conceive naturally include a pelvic scan to check the uterus, cervix, ovaries and vagina, and blood tests to check the levels of the follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) and Luteinezing hormone (LH). http://www.thebridgeclinic.com/Treatments/FertilitySure
FSH is one o...
10:16 29th February 2016 | Endometiosis & Infertility
Chronic Disease Reproductive Age Endometrium Ovaries Fallopian Tube Uterus Bladder Vagina Vulva Misplaced Tissue Menstrual Blood Menstrual Cramps Excessive Bleeding Painful Intercourse Painful Urination Painful Bowel Movement Natural Conception Hormone Treatment Surgical Interventions Laproscopy IVF
Endometriosis is a painful, chronic disease that affects 15% of all women of reproductive age and this percentage is reflected in Nigeria. It occurs when tissue, similar to the lining of the uterus (endometrium), is found in organs outside the uterus. These organs may include the ovaries, the fallopian tubes, the ligaments that support the uterus, the bladder, the bowel, the vagina and the vulva. The misplaced tissue can develop into le...
10:44 22nd May 2014 | In-Vitro Fertilisation
In-vitro fertlisation (IVF) means fertilisation “in glass” or outside the body. Typically the woman is given drugs to stimulate her ovaries to produce a lot of eggs, more than she ordinarily would in her natural cycle, which are collected by ultrasound guidance and fertilized with the man’s sperms outside the body. This process may be simple (conventional IVF) or require additional micromanipulation and injection of the sperm directly i...
04:52 14th May 2013 | Unexplained Infertility
Natural Conception Intercourse Sperm Vagina Womb Cervix Uterus Fallopian Tubes Ovaries Ovulation Fertilisation Foetus Fertile Couples Normal Sperm Pregnancy Male Infertility Female Infertility Fertilised Eggs Maximal Infertility Basic Investigations Tubal Patency Semen Test Falloposcopy Semen Function Cummulative Risk Pelvic Infection Environmental Toxins
Before a couple can achieve conception naturally, they must have intercourse and during this process, the man ejaculates, that is, releases his sperm into the woman’s vagina. The sperms swim through the neck of womb (the cervix) into the uterus and down the fallopian tubes where, hopefully, the sperms will meet an egg that has been released from the women’s ovaries if intercourse coincides with ovulation. Fertilization may occur with a ...
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