Evidence shows that smoking adversely affects male fertility and sperm quality to some extent, and the genetic make-up of sperm to a greater extent; however, because of the scarcity and heterogeneity of studies, its effect on in-vitro fertilisation outcome remains largely unknown.
Here is a look at the most common male infertility myths.
Can you figure out which one is true and which is not?
If sperm have a double tail, no tail, or a head that is crooked,
misshapen, has double heads, or too large, it is considered to be
abnormal, and therefore unable to successfully penetrate an egg.
Freezing sperm is an option for men who are not yet ready or able to have a child but who want to give themselves the option of doing so in the future.
Healthy sperm aren't always a given. Understand how lifestyle factors can affect sperm health and count and what you can do to improve you fertility.
Alarmingly, the average sperm count for adult males has decreased by 50
percent since 1938 and is currently declining at a rate of 2 percent
each year, according to a study in the British Medical Journal.
The Levi’s ‘Ex-Girlfriend Jean,’ those tight jeans also referred to as hipster/rocker jeans: a “tribute” to your ex-girlfriend, or a way to prevent your new girlfriend from getting pregnant by reducing sperm count?
Male infertility can be caused by a variety of problems. Find out tips on improviing sperm count and his fertility.
Finding out about his fertility is the second most important information to know when trying to get pregnant.
Finding out about his fertility is the second most important information to know when trying to get pregnant (find the most important information HERE).
Antixidants are good for sperm. The lower the antioxidant levels in the man's diet, the less potent their semen (or sperm) may be.
Environmental factors are a cause of male infertility. The most common environmental factors include use of toxic substances for work, smoking, heavy alcohol use, drug abuse, use of prescription medications for either ulcers or psoriasis, heat exposure to the testes or DES exposure.
The #1 reason for infertility in men is usually a low or abnormal sperm count.
Infertility affects approximately 15-20% of all couples. Male infertility factors contribute to approximately 50% of all infertility cases, and male infertility alone accounts for approximately one-third of all infertility cases.
Male infertility afflicts about 50% of all infertile couples. Pregnancy usually happens in about 80-85% of couples within one year of trying, and in about 15-20% of couples it takes longer than one year of trying to get pregnant.
Heated car seats can decrease sperm counts.
Correcting varicose veins in scrotum boosts sperm count, motility, study finds.
Young men whose parents had difficulty conceiving are likely to have
relatively poor sperm quality, a new study shows -- offering evidence
that fertility problems are at least partly inherited in some cases.
After vasectomy, you can have surgery done (vasectomy reversal) or remove sperm surgically and do IVF.
What is a vasectomy and why is it done?
Information all about varicocele.
The Krueger strict sperm test checks the sperm morphology.
For the man with a poor semen sample, additional tests which may be
recommended include specialized sperm tests, blood tests, and testis
A sperm analysis or sperm count is necessary to evaluate the man's male fertility. Finding out about his fertility is the second most important information to know when trying to get pregnant.
Semen analysis, also called sperm count, is used to evaluate male fertility. In a semen analysis, the ejaculate is examined in a laboratory after masturbation and the amount and quality of sperm and seminal fluid (semen) are tested.
Everything you need to know about sperm count and semen analysis.
Obese and overweight men are less fertile and programs to prevent obesity may improve men's reproductive health and save medical costs for infertility treatment
Men with excess body weight are at increased risk of infertility.
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