Surrogacy and Hepatitis.

Throughout these years we have been able to attend to various marriages whose problem of female fertility was accompanied by a sexually transmitted disease such as Hepatitis in men. The question is whether this class of patients can go to perform a surrogacy process abroad. The answer is YES.

What is Hepatitis?

Hepatitis is a type of inflammatory disease that affects the liver. If this type of inflammation has appeared recently, it is considered acute hepatitis, and if it lasts longer than six months, it is considered chronic hepatitis. Hepatitis can be transmitted through the blood, by sexual transmission and vertically, that is, from mother to child.

Hepatitis in a process of in-vitro fertilization.

If we want to prevent hepatitis from being transmitted from man to woman and fetus, we have two alternatives:

Through a semen wash:

Semen washing starts from the premise that these viruses are part of the seminal fluid and not the sperm itself. Therefore, this technique starts from the exclusive use of spermatozoa in fertilization, excluding the rest of the components (plasma and other cells), and therefore minimizing the risk of transmission of the disease.

Vaccinate the pregnant woman against Hepatitis:

The other option is to vaccinate the surrogate mother until the woman has the necessary antibodies to fight the virus. Usually, about 6 vaccines (one vaccine per month) will be needed to ensure immunity against the virus.

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