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Protection of reproductive health is one of the most important health issues in today’s busy pace of life. As the place of women in working life increases, their plans to become mothers are also postponed. But is it possible that she also retains the fertility power that she had in her youth, at the age when she delayed it?

Turkey Medicals member and JCI Antalya hospital IVF center Doctor gave the answer to this question.

IVF Doctor, pointed out that especially working Western women delay having children until their forties with career concerns. Explaining that such a trend is increasingly being observed in Turkey, Doctor emphasized that campaigns on Fertility Awareness have been organized in the United States for this reason.

IVF Doctor noted that, it is possible to find the solution to fertility problems with the assisted reproductive techniques such as IVF in Antalya Turkey, but it is up to the woman to perform the important tasks in the maintaining fertility course.

Doctor said, today every woman who has passed the age of 35 and has not yet become a mother has the right and need to have real and scientific information about her fertility. There is a risk not only for women whose fertility is under threat due to age, but also for women who are at a young age in some special cases. These are those who have a family history of early menopause, those who have had one ovary removed surgically, those who have had chemotherapy or radiation therapy for childhood or teenage cancer, those who have had a cyst removed from their ovary one or more times for endometriosis, and those who will have chemotherapy or radiation therapy for cancer. In some women, a decrease in ovarian capacity may be detected during a gynecological examination performed when there are no risk factors or complaints. It is also necessary to give these women proper counseling without frightening them.


There are some changes that women can make in their lifestyle to maintain their fertility:

Weight control

Studies show that excess weight negatively affects fertility. An important factor in fertility is that women eat healthy and have a normal weight. On the other hand, being too thin is also undesirable for expectant mothers, just like being overweight, excessive weakness can be an obstacle to becoming a mother.


Smoking is a harmful substance that should already be avoided for a healthy life. But getting rid of smoking addiction is much more important for expectant mothers. Because smoking both prevents conception and endangers the process of pregnancy and the health of the baby that will be born.


One of the most important problems of our time is stress. Stress experienced by expectant mothers due to both social life and working conditions negatively affects the process of conception. Although couples want to have children, the absence of pregnancy is also a stress factor in itself, so it is important for expectant mothers to pay attention to stress control and get psychological counseling if necessary.


Vaginal infections can be caused by fungi, bacteria, or some parasites. Vaginal infections, which can also be transmitted from woman to man, affect sperm viability and motility in men, leading to infertility. If expectant mothers have such problems, they should start treatment as soon as possible with the help of the Turkish specialist IVF Operator Doctor.


It is not the aging of the uterus, but the aging of the egg that makes it difficult to get pregnant. the frozen eggs of a 30-year-old woman also remain the same when she turns 40, so aging of the uterus does not prevent the fertilization process from taking place. For fertilization, the egg must remain young. That is why the most important treasures of women can be considered, as egg reserves.

For today, women who are married and intend to postpone their fertility, especially those over the age of 35, should seriously consider the option of having IVF treatment and freezing fertilized eggs (embryos).


Egg freezing is the process of freezing an egg (oocyte) obtained from a woman’s ovary for future use by storing it. This method, in which eggs collected from female ovaries with the help of vaginal ultrasonography are frozen in a laboratory environment by the vitrification method, ensures that the eggs are stored and stored for a very long time.


The Ministry of Health in Turkey, which previously only allowed patients to freeze eggs who would be treated for cancer, provides the right to freeze their eggs, that is, the chance to become a mother, to all women with low egg reserves with the new regulation.

Every young, married, single woman with a small egg reserve can freeze her eggs and have the chance to become a mother at any time. Previously, the duration of this was limited to 5 years. This period has now been made unlimited by looking at 5-year periods.


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President of Organ Transplant Center at MedicalPark Hospital Antalya

Turkey's world-renowned organ transplant specialist. Dr. Demirbaş has 104 international publications and 102 national publications.

Physician's Resume:

Born on August 7, 1963 in Çorum, Prof. Dr. Alper Demirbaş has been continuing his work as the President of MedicalPark Antalya Hospital Organ Transplantation Center since 2008.

Prof. who performed the first tissue incompatible kidney transplant in Turkey, the first blood type incompatible kidney transplant, the first kidney-pancreas transplant program and the first cadaveric donor and live donor liver transplant in Antalya. Dr. As of August 2016, Alper Demirbaş has performed 4900 kidney transplants, 500 liver transplants and 95 pancreas transplants.

In addition to being the chairman of 6 national congresses, he has also been an invited speaker at 12 international and 65 national scientific congresses. Dr. Alper Demirbaş was married and the father of 1 girl and 1 boy.


Eczacibasi Medical Award of 2002, Akdeniz University Service Award of 2005, Izder Medical Man of the Year Award of 2006, BÖHAK Medical Man of the Year Award of 2007, Sabah Mediterranean Newspaper Scientist of the Year Award of 2007, ANTIKAD Scientist of the Year Award of 2009, Social Ethics Association Award of 2010, Işık University Medical Man of the Year Award of 2015, VTV Antalya's Brand Value Award of 2015.


Doctor of Medicine Degree Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine Ankara, General Surgeon Ministry of Health Turkey EKFMG (0-477-343-8), University of Miami School of Medicine Member of Multiple Organ Transplant, ASTS Multiorgan Transplant Scholarship. Lecturer at Kyoto University. Lecturer at University of Essen, Research assistant at the University of Cambridge .

Professional Members:

American Society of Transplant Surgeons, American Transplantation Society Nominated, Middle East and Southern Africa Council Transplantation Society 2007, International Liver Transplantation Association, Turkish Transplantation Association, Turkish Society of Surgery, Turkish Hepatobiliary Surgery Association.


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