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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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. ... read more »

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. ... read more »

Boxers vs. Briefs and Sperm Count

Could boxers or briefs really make a difference in a man's fertility? ... read more »

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. ... read more »

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 Maastricht University Medical Center. ... read more »

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. ... read more »

Cytokines Responsible for Infertility in Men

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. ... read more »

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. ... read more »

The 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. ... read more »

Flame Retardant Associated with Decreased Semen Quality

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 buildings. ... read more »

How Dad's Job Affects Son's Fertility

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. ... read more »

New Extraction Technique For Low-Sperm-Count

A new treatment for male infertility is bringing hope to many men who suffer low-sperm-count male infertility. ... read more »

Male Infertility: Scientists Insert Nanoparticles into Sperm

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. ... read more »

"Family Jewels" Cooling Product Aids 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. ... read more »

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. ... read more »

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. ... read more »

Does Having One Testicle Affect Fertility?

Are men with one instead of two testicles less fertile? Men usually have two testicles and both testicles produce sperm. There are several instances where a man would have one instead of two functioning testicles: ... read more »

Try Drinking More Water To Produce More Sperm

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 just how much water should a man drink? ... read more »

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? ... read more »

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. ... read more »

Sperm Count - When?

When should we consider having a spermanalysis and how do we have it done? ... read more »

Semen Analysis - Sperm Count WHO Criteria

Semen analysis (sperm count) is used to evaluate male fertility. The ejaculate is examined in a laboratory after masturbation and the amount and quality of sperm and seminal fluid (semen) are tested. ... read more »

Semen Analysis Sperm Count - Normal Values

A sperm count, also known as a semen analysis, is a test of a man's ejaculate to check for problems that may contribute to infertility. ... read more »

Semen Analysis - Sperm Count

Everything you need to know about sperm count and semen analysis. ... read more »

Male Fertility Infertility Tests - Sperm Count Sperm Semen Analysis

Finding out about his fertility is the second most important thing to test when trying to get pregnant. ... read more »

Male Fertility Infertility Tests - Sperm Count Semen Analysis

Finding out about his fertility is the second most important information to know when trying to get pregnant. ... read more »

Low Sperm Count

Can low sperm count be improved? One study says yes! ... read more »

Improving His Fertility And Healthy Sperm

Healthy sperm aren't always a given. Understand how lifestyle factors can affect sperm health and count and what you can do to improve his fertility. ... read more »

Common Causes of Extremely Low Sperm Count

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. ... read more »

Is Female Usually Responsible for a Couple's Infertility?

Is female infertility usually responsible for a couple's infertility? ... read more »

Androgen: Male Hormones

Androgen, or androgenic hormones, is normally produced in both men and women though their presence is usually much higher in men. Increased levels of androgen may lead to fertility problems in both men and women. ... read more »

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