Researchers from Tel Aviv University recently published a study in the journal Fertility and Sterility comparing fertilization and pregnancy rates between extracted and ejaculated sperm in patients undergoing ICSI (intracytoplasmic sperm injection).
Semen is the transportation system for sperm. Normal semen volume ranges
from two to six ml with the majority of fluid being produced in the
seminal vesicles – about 65%.
In a constant search for fertility, many men look high and low for an
answer to the ever-present question – why am I having trouble
conceiving? The answer may literally be right next door.
There are literally hundreds of forum threads online asking this very
question, but little in terms of educated answers. Foreplay,
masturbation and cuddling are all common ways to get semen on hands and
penis, but what happens to sperm when semen dries?
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
There is reason to believe semen contains a secret ingredient that promotes ovulation so the female body knows it’s time to get pregnant.
Whether you’re trying to lose weight, get fit or conceive, the same
advice applies – you have to drink more water. Semen is a fluid so there
is inevitably a connection between semen and water intake, but how much
water should a man drink?
After just reading and blogging on how experts have found no evidence
that tight underwear cause sperm or reproductive damage, I stumble on a
story about how tight jeans can impair fertility.
The latest information that researchers have discovered is that sperm are not the graceful creators some may have thought they were.
Eating junk food is one of the main reasons for rising obesity numbers.
However, a new joint study conducted by American and Spanish experts
showed that junk food can also affect the fertility of healthy young
Researchers at Ben-Gurion University have developed normal sperm from
mouse cells. The cells were extracted from the testicles of mice.
Researchers at the University of Twente
have developed a small chip to measure sperm health. The chip not only
measures the number of sperm, but how motile the sperm are in the body.
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.
Any couple that wants to do in-vitro fertilization may be required to transport semen to a fertility clinic for in-vitro fertilization, semen analysis, or intrauterine insemination.
When labor starts, mom begins the mental preparation needed to move from pregnancy to motherhood.
Sex is often one of the first tactics many pregnant moms will use to bring about the start of birth. Interestingly enough, though some doctors do not support the theory that sex induces labor, there is some proof that it may just be one of the safest and most effective ways to bring on labor.
These are the new 2009 guidelines for spermanalysis and spermcount and semen parameters by the World Health Organization (WHO)
Fertility and pregnancy should not be the only reason for making love. Sometimes it is nice just to enjoy the person you love without the underlying need for a baby.
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?
The semen analysis is the most common test performed for male infertility and should always be a part of the male infertility workup.
The Krueger strict sperm test checks the sperm morphology.
Everything you need to know about sperm count and semen analysis.
Does lubricant increase my cervical fluid?
What factors can affect cervical fluid?
What should if I don't have enough cervical fluid?
How do I know whether it is semen or cervical fluid?
What is the success rate of a vasectomy reversal?
Sperm leakage from the vagina is normal and to be expected when there is enough of the ejaculate. Sperm leakage means there is enough of the ejaculate.