Thirty years ago a flame retardant called chlorinated tris was used
on children’s clothing. The flame retardant was removed from the market,
but it continues to be used in polyurethane foam often found in office
The show discussed several different experimental approaches to treating
male infertility, but the one I found the most interesting was garlic.
Could eating a lot of Italian food really be the solution to not
Sitting in traffic the other day, I noticed a large group of
construction workers standing around. Some held the Stop/Slow signs and
others were just standing there while a large truck was pouring hot
asphalt onto the ground.
There are occupational hazards that may lead to decreased male
fertility, according to researchers from the University of Copenhagen,
but research into these toxicants is inconsistent.
WHO plays a very important role in infertility research and
establishment of health guidelines, including guidelines for male
A recent influx of Shingles vaccination commercials sparked a
conversation with my wife about the fact that I’ve never suffered from
the chicken pox. What about men who contract
chicken pox in adulthood – does the chicken pox virus impair male
Information on medications prescribed to women to boost fertility or
optimize body conditions for in-vitro fertilization abounds, but are
there medications out there that work to give men the same boost?
Drinking alcohol in large quantities may be associated with male
infertility, but will drinking large amounts of alcohol cause fetal
alcohol syndrome if you conceive while intoxicated?
About 13 years ago a study was published in the Archives of Disease in
Childhood claiming plastic diapers increased testicular and scrotal
temperature and could be a contributing factor in the rise of male
Leucocytospermia is a condition where leucocytes affect male fertility,
but men with metabolic syndrome may suffer infertility even if they do
not suffer from leucocytospermia, according to researchers.
There is nothing more confusing than facing male infertility when trying
to conceive a second child. The first time around conception happened
nearly to the day you started trying.
Holistic fertility may sound like a fancy term, but for most men it
means nothing more than taking a close look at your personal health and
making changes to improve it.
There is nothing worse than going through tons of fertility tests only
to find out your husband has an extremely low sperm count without an
identifiable cause. Inevitably, extremely low sperm counts are going to
have a medical cause of some kind.
We don’t always know what causes infertility for a couple. Researchers
tell us that about a third of conception problems have to do with a male
factor and about a third are to do with the female partner.
Many men don’t realize this fact, but infertility isn’t only a woman’s problem. In fact, about half of identifiable infertility cases are either related to male infertility or to infertility for both the male and female partners.
The holiday season is a time of family, friends and revelry. It’s
also a time many couples think about having a baby. After all, the
most-celebrated holiday during the season features the tale of a wee one
born in a manger long ago.
Infertility among men is more common than you might think. And,
while we read and hear an awful lot about female infertility and its
causes and treatments, we don’t hear nearly as much about male
I was 17 when a hockey puck tore into my right testicle.
Even the sheer pain of falling off my motorcycle on the freeway or
writing the California Bar Exam paled in comparison to the impact of
The treatments currently used for patients with prostate cancer will affect overall sexuality and fertility. Different treatment options have different effects on overall health, sexuality and vitality, but all treatments affect fertility.
Researchers from the Graduate School of Medicine and Pharmaceutical
Sciences for Research in Toyama, Japan recently published a study on the
possible correlation between large nuclear vacuoles and male
For years I have picked up a pack of cigarettes with little to no regard of the consequences. I realized the damage I could potentially be doing to my lungs, but other than that, I didn’t know.
There are predictable and unpredictable reasons why a young child, teen
or young adult would need to have their kidney removed and most reasons
have nothing to do with fertility, but infertility may be the result.
When it comes to fertility issues, big announcements and studies are
often associated with the development of new technology to help men and
women conceive faster or safer, but this time around the announcement is
There appears to be a direct correlation between galactosemia
and male infertility, according to researchers from the Department of
Clinical Genetics out of Maasstsricht University Medical Center.
Women were once blamed for 100% of infertility problems, but science and
medical research soon reported that both men and women were equally to
Researchers from the Institut de readaptation
Gingras-Lindsay-de-Montreal in Quebec wanted to find out just how
effective assisted reproductive technology (ART) is for men with spinal
cord injury (SCI).
Coming to terms with your fertility status and the idea that you'll never be able to conceive a child of your own is a long way down the road; first, you have to accept the fact that you're not less of a person.
You've been trying to conceive for what feels like forever with no luck. Sex has taken on a new meaning, a job of sorts with an end goal of making the impossible baby.
Smoking cessation should be part of the assisted reproductive techniques treatment plan, the benefit of antioxidant treatment in either smokers or non-smokers undergoing assisted reproductive techniques is still under scrutiny.
There is great controversy over varicocele repair and overall impact
on pregnancy rate and fertility among men diagnosed infertile.