Top Causes of Infertility

There are three major causes of infertility and they may surprise you! ... read more »

It's All About the Sperm

Many people are surprised that in 50% of infertile couples both he and she have a problem. Dr. Amos highly recommends that you and your partner see a doctor as soon as you decide to start a family. ... 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 »

Cervical Mucus - When Most Fertile

When does the cervical mucus indicate high fertility? ... 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 »

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 »

Simple Procedure Improves Male Fertility

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

How many Couples have Infertility?

More than 7 million couples are troubled with infertility at some point in their lives. This accounts for 12% of all couples. ... 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 - 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 »

HIV Positive Men Find Hope in Sperm Freezing

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 ... read more »

Sperm Count Calculator

The babyMed sperm calculator will tell you if you have a sufficient sperm count as well as information on male fertility. ... read more »

Cervical Mucus Changes

Cervical mucus changes are common throughout the natural menstrual cycle that women experience each month. ... 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 »

Infertility and Donor Insemination

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. ... read more »

How do Cells Divide?

There are two types of cell division: mitosis and meiosis. Most of thetime when people refer to 'cell division,' they mean mitosis, theprocess of making new body cells. Meiosis is the type of cell divisionthat creates egg and sperm cells. ... 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 »

Cell Phones in Pockets Linked to Diminished Sperm Quality

A growing body of scientific study indicates the front pant pocket may not be the ideal place for a man to keep his mobile phone if he wants to father children. ... read more »

Like the Egg, Sperm Suffers Consequences of Aging, Too

The findings of a recent meta-analysis of studies of sperm quality and paternal age suggest DNA quality within the sperm is compromised as men age. ... 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 »

Scientists Create Building Block of Human Egg and Sperm

Researchers from University of Cambridge have successfully created a building block that must be present so a stem cell can become a human egg or sperm. ... read more »

Sperm Requires Well-Aligned Support System for Optimum Health

Scientific studies on infertility in laboratory mice have shown that the absence of a certain transcription factor ' p73 ' leads to infertilityin both male and female mice. ... read more »

Wi-Fi Laptops Could Be Frying Your Sperm

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. ... read more »

Men: Watch Porn for Higher Sperm Quality

A group of 21 healthy men recently volunteered to masturbate while watching pornographic videos and they were doing it for free, in the name of science. ... read more »

Does Frozen Sperm Work as Well as Fresh Sperm for IVF?

Frozen sperm works just as well as fresh sperm for in Vitro Fertilization (IVF). Researchers found that frozen sperm retrieved via testicular biopsy is just as effective as fresh sperm in leading to a successful pregnancy through IVF. ... read more »

Sperm Are Not Graceful, Researchers Reveal

The latest information that researchers have discovered is that sperm are not the graceful creators some may have thought they were. ... read more »

Study: Seminal Fluid May Influence Baby’s Health

A new study indicates the health of a man's seminal fluid is an indicator for ease of conception as well as life-long health of offspring. ... read more »

Study Explains How Egg Captures Sperm

Scientists have discovered precisely how the human egg cells capture sperm to start the process of fertilization. ... read more »

Better Sperm Due to Better Dieting Practices

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. ... 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 »

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 »

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 »

Understanding of Sperm Function May Improve IVF

Scientists now have a better understanding of how sperm function in two discoveries that could someday improve in vitro fertilization (IVF), success rates and male contraception. ... read more »

Key to Sperm-Related Male Infertility

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. ... read more »

Male Diseases Affecting Male Fertility

Researchers in the United States and Mexico recently completed a study on the impact of male diseases that cause various sperm-related issues that affect fertility. The study was published in the journal Current Opinions in Obstetrics and Gynecology. ... read more »

Clinical Trial to Test Benefits of Sticky Sperm

Sticky spermatozoa may hold the key to greater success rates among couples undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatments. IVF is a procedure in which scientists inject spermatozoa, commonly referred to as sperm, into an egg. ... read more »

Video Tracking System Identifies Healthiest Living Sperm

A multinational, multidisciplinary team of European researchers has devised a three-dimensional (3-D) video tracking system that allows observer to watch living sperm in motion. ... read more »

Findings on Egg-Sperm Recognition May Help Infertility

Researchers at Cambridge University in England have unlocked the secret of attraction between sperm and egg at the exact moment of conception. ... read more »

Critical Fertility Enzymes

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 motility. ... read more »

Most Virile Sperm Ejaculated First; May Improve IVF Outcome

A study finds that the most virile sperm are ejaculated first and the remainder of the ejaculated fluids may actually hinder fertilization. ... read more »

How to Improve His Fertility

Male infertility is the reason that almost half of couples seek infertility treatments. There are several things a man can do to improve his fertility. ... read more »

Will Aspirin Help Me Get Pregnant?

For the average woman trying to conceive, Aspirin won't make a difference in improving pregnancy outcome. However, there are rare cases where taking a baby aspirin a day may help maintain a pregnancy. ... read more »

Male Fertility

Our quiz will help you improve your knowledge about male fertility ... read more »

Want to Get Pregnant? Find an Ugly Man!

Women wanting to get pregnant should find themselves an ugly man, new research suggests. Scientists have found attractive males produce less sperm during sex. ... read more »

How to Conceive a Boy or Girl: The Shettles Method

Learn how the Shettles method can help you conceive a boy or a girl! ... read more »

Can You Get Pregnant From Dried Sperm?

Foreplay, masturbation, and cuddling are all common ways to get semen on hands and penis, but what happens to sperm when semen dries? ... read more »

LH surge and Sex

If he has enough sperm, once a day is the preferred frequency of sex. Having sexual intercourse after ovulation will not get you pregnant. ... read more »

Infertility Tests for Men Sperm Count Sperm Analysis

The spermcount  also known as sperm analysis, is the main male fertility test and it tests the ejaculate for sperm numbers, ejaculate volume, sperm motility, and sperm morphology. ... read more »

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