Vasectomy: What Is It and Why Is It Done?

After a vasectomy, sperm cannot move out the testes. Vasectomy may be recommended for men who are certain that they wish to prevent future pregnancies.

5 Most Common Myths about Male Infertility

Infertility among men is more common than you might think. And,while we read and hear an awful lot about female infertility and itscauses and treatments, we don't hear nearly as much about maleinfertility.

Guide To Infertility: Why Can't We Get Pregnant?

Your guide to infertility and problems getting pregnant, diagnosis, and treatment

Male Infertility

Male infertility is responsible for about 50% of all infertility causes.

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

Some women notice some discharge immediately after sex and think that sperm and semen leaking out of the vagina is the cause of infertility.

How to Collect a Semen Sample

Collecting a semen sample is a necessary and common method for men who are testing their fertility, and there are special precautions that can be taken to make it easier to do it correctly.

Boxers vs. Briefs and Sperm Count

Could boxers or briefs really make a difference in a man's fertility?

Male Fertility Testing: Sperm Analysis, Semen Analysis And Sperm Count

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 thing to know when trying to get pregnant.

Male Fertility: Can Masturbation Cause Low Sperm Count?

Find out how masturbation affects a man's sperm count and how it may affect fertility.

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.

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.

Scientists Insert Nanoparticles into Sperm to Better Understand Male Infertility

Researchers at Oxford University have developed a new way to insert special nanoparticles into sperm. This new technique could someday help doctors discover, diagnose and treat the underlying causes of infertility.

Causes of Male Infertility

Male infertility affects about 50% of all infertile couples. In about 15-20% of couples it takes longer than one year of trying to get pregnant.

Male Infertility Testing With SpermCheck Fertility Test

Alarmingly, the average sperm count for adult males has decreased by 50% since 1938 and is currently declining at a rate of 2 percent each year, according to a study in the British Medical Journal.

How Infertile Men Can Cope With Father’s Day

For many men, Father’s Day is just another reminder of their struggles with infertility. Here are tips to help cope.

What is Infertility?

Infertility is defined as someone who can not get pregnant within a 12 month time period.

Cytokines Responsible for Infertility in Men with Metabolic Syndrome

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.

Male Infertility: Abnormal Sperm Morphology

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.

Does Having One Testicle Affect Fertility?

In all honesty, this question is one I’ve thought about time and time again. If men have two testicles and both testicles produce sperm, how would having only one testicle impact fertility?

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.

Viagra And Sperm Count

Does viagra affect sperm count? One study on the effects of viagra on sperm count says they have an answer.

Low Sperm Count And Hormones

What can cause low sperm count? There are several things that can go wrong with the hormone system whch can result in a low sperm count.

Does One Testicle Affect Fertility?

Twelve years ago my husband had his right testicle removed following a sport-related accident when he was 14 years old. I am 24, and we have been TTC. Does having one testicle effect fertility?

Flame Retardant Associated with Decreased Semen Quality is Found in Urine Samples

Thirty years ago a flame retardant called chlorinated tris was usedon children's clothing. The flame retardant was removed from the market, but it continues to be used in polyurethane foam often found in officebuildings.

Dad’s Biological Clock Just as Important as Mom’s

A major study that compared the psychiatric health and academicachievement of siblings gives strong support to the theory that dad'sbiological clock exists and may be just as important as mom's.

Men Without Children At Increased Risk of Heart Disease

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

Smoking and High Fat Diet May Increase Infertility in Men

Smoking and consuming high fat diets may be responsible for infertility in men, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Newcastle School of Environmental and Life Sciences.

SNPs in KIT and KITLG Genes Play a Role in Oligospermia

The signaling system between KIT and KITLG genes is important in sperm production, which means it could play an important role in infertility and impairment of sperm production.

Snowballs Fertility Pack Claims it Cools Family Jewels to Aid Fertility

Gentlemen, heat is your enemy. That's the message behind a new product said to enhance a man's fertility by cooling down the family jewelsto promote healthier sperm.

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.

Effects of Adolescent Laparoscopic Varicocelectomy on Fertility

Based on a recent study published in the European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences, adolescent boys treated surgically for varicocele have a good chance of fertility in reproductive years.

Overweight Men Are Less Fertile

Men with excess body weight are at increased risk of infertility.

Antioxidants Affect Semen and Sperm Quality

Antixidants are good for sperm. The lower the antioxidant levels in the man's diet, the less potent their semen (or sperm) may be.

Overheated Car May Reduce Male Fertility

Heated car seats can decrease sperm counts.

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.

Garlic as a Potential Remedy for Male-Related Infertility

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 conceiving?

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.

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. 

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.

Male-mediated Infertility in Sons of Building Painters and Gardeners

A study completed by researchers in Denmark aimed to inspect a possible correlation between paternal job one year before birth and infertility of offspring. Participants in the study (offspring) were born between 1965 and 1984.

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).

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.

Galactosemia, Cryptorchidism and Low Semen Volume

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.

Biotech Company Produces First Ever Complete Human Sperm in Lab

A biotech company based in France has recently announced their ability to grow human sperm cells in the lab, a breakthrough expected to help many couples overcome male-related infertility issues.

Varicocele Repair for Infertility: What is the Evidence?

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

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.

Genetic Factors in Infertility Identified

A genetic factor may predict an inability to conceive in men. At the heart of the research findings was the meiosis expressed gene 1, or MEIG1.

Taste Receptors on Testicles Linked to Fertility

Sometimes the most well-laid scientific plans can take a surprising turn. That happened recently at Philadelphia's Monell Chemical Senses Center, where a team of researchers was experimenting on mice and their taste receptors.

Male Infertility, Cholesterol Drugs, and a Better Mousetrap

In a surprising twist of discovery, scientists at a research lab devoted to the study of taste and smell may have stumbled upon an environmental link to male infertility.

Key to Sperm-Related Male Infertility on the Brink of Discovery

Many factors determine male fertility. The exact mechanisms resulting in poor sperm quality have been elusive but a team of California physiologists may have discovered the key.

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