Practice for reproductive medicine

Interesting facts from the practice for reproductive medicine in Bern and in Cham

You are thinking about your fertility and family planning?

Maybe you have been through many investigations and therapies, maybe you just want to get a first overview about your situation. Anyway, certainly you have some expectation, wishes, fear about what could expect you.

In Switzerland about every sixth couple is involuntarily barren. This tendency is rising for various reasons.

On the other hand, modern medicine has made substantial progress in this domain over the last years. Even though miracles still are not to be expected, nowadays, it is possible to substantially improve the chances for a successful pregnancy with the help of different measures.

Usually one talks of sterility if, after one year of regular unprotected intercourse, a pregnancy has not been achieved. This is according to the definition of the World Health Organisation (WHO). As the chances for the success of the therapy depend on one’s age, it can make sense to take first steps before the year is up.

These pages shall help you, to get a neutral overview about the possibilites of modern assisted reproductive techniques. Auf der Seite Lexikon sind die Fachbegriffe erklärt.  For further questions, please contact your fertility practice either in Bern or in Cham

After having analysed your situation, we will try to fix together the next steps

The cycle with oocyte maturation and ovulation can be stimulated by using, either tablets or injections. This hormonal stimulation can be combined with the Insemination / IUI

In contrast to insemination, IVF (in vitro fertilization) and ICSI (intracytoplasmic sperm injection) combine the oocytes taken from the woman’s ovary with the man’s sperm outside the body in a test tube, in vitro (lat. Vitrum = glass / test tube).

Keimzellen, also Eizellen (Oocyten) und Samenzellen (Spermien), befruchtete Eizellen (Zygoten) und Embryonen in verschiedenen Entwicklungsstadien bis zur Blastocyste können in flüssigem Stickstoff bei -196 °C kryokonserviert werden.

In Switzerland, sperm donation is allowed for married couples

Egg donation is forbidden in Switzerland


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