History and objectives
The Reproduction Unit began its activity with In Vitro Fertilization cycles in 1985, with the birth of the first girl from a pregnancy with assisted reproduction techniques (IVF) on March 24, 1986, with doctors Sixto Perera and Carmen Cuadrado. It was the achievement of the first birth after IVF in a public center in Madrid.
It currently cares for approximately 1000 new patients per year, carrying out more than 500 inseminations, 700 follicular punctures in the context of IVF or fertility preservation treatments, and more than 500 cryopreserved embryo transfers each year.
The Reproduction Unit is committed to constant research, teaching and continuous training of its professionals, who are part of working groups of scientific societies, such as the Spanish Fertility Society, and the Madrid Health Service.
The objective is to achieve excellence in Reproductive Medicine. To this end, a comprehensive assessment is offered to women with a pregnancy desire (present or future), favored by the close relationship with other units of our own Gynecology service as well as other hospital services, such as Medical Oncology, Endocrinology, Urology and Genetics. , among others, proposing individualized reproductive treatments for each patient. Many modifications have been carried out in recent years, both in procedure and equipment, adapting to the current evidence on the safety of reproductive treatments, providing a quality service to patients, with the search for a clear objective: to achieve the of a healthy newborn.