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Fertility and genetic


The normal fertility - Genetic problems causing infertility

Turner Syndrome in females - This syndrome is caused by the absence of one X chromosome in females, so that these girls have only one X chromosome and a total of 45 chromosomes altogether. This is monosomy X. Some cases occur when the monosomy is present in only some of the...

Klinefelter Syndrome (XXY) in males - This syndrome is caused by an extra X chromosome in males, so that these boys have two X chromosomes and one Y chromosome, giving a total of 47 chromosomes altogether. The frequency is estimated to be 1:600 live male births. This syndrome is one of the...

Pregnancy loss and genetic anomalies

Miscarriages in the first trimester of pregnancy - Miscarriages in the first trimester of pregnancy are relatively common, and occur in approximately 20-25% of pregnancies. The causes of miscarriages are multiple, and cover a range of factors associated both with the fetus and the mother...

Fetal death in a previous pregnancy - It is important to clarify whether an autopsy was performed on the fetus, and if so, to know what the findings were. It is also important to check whether chromosome analysis (karyotype) was performed on both the mother's and the father's blood...

Therapeutic termination of pregnancy for fetal disorders - Therapeutic termination of pregnancy (where termination is performed for medical reasons) is usually carried out because a defect has been found, or there are signs indicative of a severe problem in the fetus, or a genetic disease has been diagnosed...

New techniques to overcome infertility - there risks to the fetus. - There are many articles in the medical literature that examine the question of whether pregnancies induced using micromanipulation in vitro fertilization are at a greater risk for defects or genetic problems. pregnancies...

 

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