At the beginning of a menstrual cycle, several ovarian follicles begin to mature anddevelop in the ovaries under the influence of pituitary hormones.
The three major causes of infertility covering over 80% of cases include ovulation problems, sperm problems, and fallopian tube problems, while 15% of couples have unexplained infertility.
If you want to have the best chance at pregnancy, try conceiving in the
winter months. Sperm are produced in larger numbers and swim faster in
winter compared to the remaining three seasons.
There are two types of cell division: mitosis and meiosis. Most of the
time when people refer to “cell division,” they mean mitosis, the
process of making new body cells. Meiosis is the type of cell division
that creates egg and sperm cells.
Sperm washing is a term used in fertility clinics and treatment centers.
When semen is collected for use in in-vitro fertilization (IVF) or
intra-uterine insemination (IUI), sperm washing is used to remove
seminal fluid from viable sperm.
Men and women are waiting longer to start a family. Education, career
and financial security are on the top of the list with parenthood closer
to the bottom of the top 5 or 10 thing a person wants to achieve in a
There are plenty of lifestyle changes that can help improve male
fertility. You can eat leaner, workout, lose that extra weight and stop
drinking and smoking – though some new studies report these habits in
men have no impact on fertility at all.
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.
Women are born with a set amount of eggs and when those eggs are
depleted, there are no more eggs to mature. Men, on the other hand,
produce sperm for life, unless there is a medical condition or treatment
that has rendered him sterile.
The latest information that researchers have discovered is that sperm are not the graceful creators some may have thought they were.
So, you’re in college and you want to donate a little sperm for extra money.
Scientists have discovered precisely how the human egg cells capture sperm to start the process of fertilization.
Men who usually rest their Wi-Fi laptops on their laps are much more
vulnerable to reduced sperm motility and degeneration of the sperm DNA
lowering the possibility of men to become fathers.
A woman may choose donor insemination for a number of reasons. The donor insemination process is a rather short one once a woman has
chosen a donor. Upon doing so, the sperm from the donor is placed by a
doctor into her cervix, uterus or fallopian tubes.
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.
A new discovery may shed light on the problem of human infertility. Whilst sperm differs in appearance
and movement across different species, there are key enzymes, although
few in number, essential for the promotion of quality sperm and sperm
When exploring the realms of male fertility, diet plays a crucial role
in sperm mobility. A study highlighted at the 67th Annual Meeting of the
American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) focused on two
specific types of diets as they relate to better sperm.
What are sperms? How long can sperm live? What is a normal sperm count? What is a normal sperm evaluation? What happens with the sperm/ejaculate during intercourse? Can I get pregnant if he sperm/ejaculates outside the vagina?
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?
Couples who are trying to conceive may wish to know, when am I most fertile.
Male infertility can be caused by a variety of problems. Find out tips on improviing sperm count and his fertility.
Many people are surprised that in 50% of infertile couples both he and she have a problem. That's why Dr. Amos highly recommends that you and your partner see a doctor as soon as you decide to start a family.
The conclusion of a five year study completed by researchers at Kaiser Permanente and published in Fertility and Sterility links BPA to poor quality sperm.
Men who are HIV+ cannot father children without running the risk of passing the virus onto the unborn fetus. Current sperm freezing techniques do not separate sperm
Male sperm tests typically measure number and health of sperm in a semen sample. If there are a lot of sperm and those sperm are healthy and highly mobile,
Bisphenol A or BPA is a compound which is part of many plastics and used in a variety of products such as baby and water bottles, and other devices. Experts have noted
This calculator will estimate the male conception rate within 3-5 years for subfertile men based on the man's age and sperm count results (you need to have his spermanalysis results):
percent motile sperm is normally >= 50%;
motility grade: none = 1, poor = 2, fair = 3, good = 4;
oligozoospermia is when sperm density is < 20 million per mL; severe oligozoospermia is when the sperm density is <= 10 million per mL.
The BabyMed Top Twenty Getting Pregnant FAQs answer your most important fertility and Preconception questions.