It’s National Infertility Awareness Week!

The aim of NIAW is to educate and inform the public about infertility. ... read more »

Infertility Guide: Why Can't We Get Pregnant?

Learn about infertility testing, diagnosis, and treatment. ... read more »

Causes of Male Infertility

Male infertility affects about 50% of all infertile couples. ... read more »

Is it Normal for Semen to Leak Out of the Vagina?

Sperm leakage happens. Some women notice some discharge immediately after sex and think that sperm and semen leaking out of the vagina is the cause of infertility. Is it? ... read more »

How to Increase Sperm Count

More than 40% of couples who are unable to have children are unable to do so because of problems with the man's sperm. Learn how to increase sperm count and factors that may contribute to a low sperm count. ... read more »

What Is a Varicocele?

My husband was found to have a varicocele - What is that? ... read more »

Spermanalysis - Terms

What are the explanations for an abnormal sperm count? Glosary of Terms. ... read more »

Vasectomy - How to Get Pregnant Afterwards

After vasectomy, you can have surgery done (vasectomy reversal) or remove sperm surgically and do IVF. ... read more »

The Ejaculate Looks Clear

My ejaculate looks clear. Does that mean I am infertile? ... read more »

Male Infertility Inherited?

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. ... read more »

Varicocele - What is It?

What is a varicocele? ... read more »

Spermanalysis - Abnormal

Definition of an abnormal count from a spermanalysis. ... read more »

Abnormal Semen Analysis - Which Other Tests Can be Done?

For the man with a poor semen sample, additional tests which may be recommended include specialized sperm tests, blood tests, and testis biopsy. ... read more »

Varicocele - Information

Information all about varicocele. ... read more »

Simple Procedure Improves Male Fertility

Correcting varicose veins in scrotum boosts sperm count, motility, study finds. ... read more »

Infertility Causes - Men

Infertility affects approximately 15-20% of all couples. Male infertility factors contribute to approximately 50% of all infertility cases. ... read more »

Risk Factors for Infertility in Men

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. ... read more »

Sperm Count - Fertile vs. Infertile

What are the values of a fertile and infertile sperm count? ... read more »

No Sperm - Azoospermia

My partner has Azoospermia (absence of sperm in ejaculate). What should our next step be when trying to get pregnant? ... read more »

Infertility - What Is It?

What is the definition of infertility? ... read more »

Premature Ejaculation

Premature ejaculation (PE) is also known as rapid ejaculation, premature climax, early ejaculation, or by the Latin term ejaculatio praecox. ... read more »

Problems Getting Pregnant - Husband OK?

My husband has an 8-year old daughter. Does that automatically mean he is OK? ... read more »

Fever and Sperm

Will his fever affect his sperms and the sperm count? ... read more »

Sperm - What Are They

Less than 5% of the ejaculate consists of sperm. Sperm cells, also called spermatozoa or sperm, are made by the man's testes. Production of sperm happens all the time, and it takes about 72 days for a man's body to produce a fully formed sperm. ... read more »

Ejaculate - Abnormal Appearance

My boyfriend's ejaculate looks funny ... read more »

Sperm - Affected by Drugs?

Can my husband's medication affect his sperm count? ... read more »

Tight Jeans and Their Effect on Sperm Count

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? ... read more »

Fertility Awareness: Sperm/Ejaculation

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? ... read more »

Sperm Coating Could be the Cause of Male Infertility

A connection between the outer protein coating of sperm and male fertility has been found. A defective gene that inhibits the production of DEFB126, also known as the protein coating on sperm, has been found to effect fertility.  ... read more »

Men Without Children At Increased Risk of Heart Disease

Researchers recently revealed that having children decreases a man's risk of cardiovascular disease. ... read more »

How to Increase Sperm Production Naturally

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. ... read more »

Top 10 Causes of Male Infertility

We don't always know what causes infertility for a couple. Researcherstell 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. ... read more »

Dealing with the Emotional Impact of Infertility for Men

Since male factor infertility is the primary cause of infertility in one-third of couples, it may seem strange that most couples never even consider that infertility is caused by a man; the vast majority of infertile couples believe it has something to do with the woman. ... read more »

Frozen Sperm

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. ... read more »

Dealing with the Emotional Impact of Infertility for Couples

The emotional impact infertility has on couples is different from the impact it has on women or men alone and it usually involves three key areas that must each be dealt with all at once. ... read more »

The Truth About Erectile Dysfunction

There are physical and psychological causes for erectile dysfunction (ED), though most cases are caused by physical conditions that restrict blood flow to the penis. ... read more »

When to Have Male Fertility Tested

About 50% of all fertility issues are associated with male problems. Many couples face fertility problems and when to have male fertility tested is a recurring question. ... read more »

Semen Quality Affects Male Lifespan

Just one study connecting male infertility and life expectancy has been conducted in the United States, making it only one of three ever conducted anywhere in the world. ... read more »

Stress Affects Sperm, Semen Quality; Fertility Suffers

A new study suggests too much stress does a lot more damage than merely taking fun out of life. It can affect a man’s fertility by diminishing the quality of the sperm and semen he produces. ... read more »

Varicocele Repair for Infertility

There is great controversy over varicocele repair and overall impact on pregnancy rate and fertility among men diagnosed infertile. ... read more »

Abnormal Sperm Morphology

One way to describe the shape of sperm is “sperm morphology.” It’s one of the three things a fertility specialist will be looking at when sperm is analyzed. ... read more »

Prostate Cancer, Sexuality and Infertility

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. ... read more »

Infertility Treatment and Male Spinal Cord Injury

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). ... read more »

How Frequently are Males Evaluated for Infertility?

Women were once blamed for 100% of infertility problems, but science and medical research soon reported that both men and women were equally to blame. ... read more »

Large Nuclear Vacuoles, Semen Quality and Male Infertility

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 infertility. ... read more »

UK Gets DIY Sperm Count Test

Men in the United Kingdom can now turn to their local pharmacy to test their sperm count. Boots UK, a pharmacy chain numbering almost 2,500 retail outlets, just started carrying a do-it-yourself sperm count test. ... read more »

Marijuana Can Deform Sperm, Contribute to Infertility

Samples from men who were 18 to 30 years old who had used marijuana in the three months before producing sperm samples were more likely to be of poor quality. ... read more »

Vasectomy Reversal Leads to Rare Identical Triplets

During his first marriage Chad Ross had two children, a boy and a girl, and thought his family was complete. He had a vasectomy. His newwife, Amanda, really wanted to have a baby of her own someday. ... read more »

Occupational Causes of Decreased Male Fertility

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. ... read more »

Converting Skin Cells to Stem Cells to Create Viable Sperm

A team of research scientists at Stanford University was able to convert skin cells of infertile men into human sperm cells. ... read more »

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