Oncofertility Insemine
Oncofertility Center of Insemine Human Reproduction Center
Oncofertilidade Insemine
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Who We Are

Centro de Reprodução Humana Insemine

Insemine Oncofertility counts on a multidisciplinary team of physicians, psychologists, nurses, biochemists, and embryologists.

Our professionals have had their training in several renowned centers in Brazil and abroad, with several publications in magazines and reference books in the area.

It was established to preserve the cancer diagnosed patients’ fertility who need to undergo cancer treatments, allowing to make the dream of having a child come true in the future.

Doctor in charge:
Dr. Alberto Stein - CRM 19.575

  Serviço de Oncofertilidade do Centro de Reprodução Humana Insemine - Porto Alegre - RS

Electron MicroscopyHow does chemotherapy affect fertility?

  • Some drugs can lead to total absence of sperm, which may be transitory or permanent;
  • Some drugs may lead to genetic abnormalities of sperm (high sperm DNA fragmentation index) - which can prevent the formation of the embryo and / or fixation in the uterus. In addition, it increases the chance of premature abortions.
  • Some drugs can lead to premature ovarian failure or early menopause (which can also occur in young girls).

How does Radiation affect fertility?

  • Sperm cell formation can be affected by radiation therapy decreasing their number. This side effect may persist for up to 5 years after completion of treatment until it gets back to pretreatment condition.
  • Radiation therapy can cause irreversible damage to the ovaries, followed by ovarian failure;
  • Radiation therapy can decrease the volume of the uterine cavity and the blood flow, which may explain abortions within this group of patients.

Why Oncofertility?

  • To understand how cancer treatment such as radiation therapy, chemotherapy, or surgery can impact your fertility;
  • To understand how we can look after and preserve fertility before starting specific cancer treatment;
  • To understand how depression that affects cancer-diagnosed patients can affect logical thinking (I'll cure the disease / I must have quality of life afterwards / I will be able to have children);
  • To understand that the whole process will not delay or interfere with the cancer treatment;
  • To understand how the assisted reproduction techniques may help people to have children in the future;
  • To understand how, even after a treated cancer, the person can make the most beautiful dream of having a child come true.

How do we preserve fertility?

There are basic precautions that can help preserve your fertility:

  • Reduce stress;
  • Lose weight;
  • Exercise;
  • Stop smoking;
  • Do not use drugs.
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