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COVID infects male genital tract, study finds

Multiple tissues of the male genital tract can be infected with SARS-CoV-2, reports a new Northwestern Medicine study in large animal models. The study, in SARS-CoV-2 infected-rhesus macaques, revealed the prostate, vasculature of testicles, penis and testicles were all infected … Continue reading

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Breakthrough sperm treatment offers new fertility hope

Researchers from Australia have discovered that using high-frequency ultrasound can boost the motility of sperm, potentially increasing a couple’s chances of conceiving. In a study published in Advanced Science, a team from the Monash University Department of Mechanical and Aerospace … Continue reading

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Female vs. male fertility: What are the factors, part 2

In our last post, we discussed the factors that may cause female infertility. Now, let’s look at the male side of this issue. Though many people think that infertility in a couple is most likely due to a female issue, … Continue reading

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Female vs. male fertility: What are the factors, part 1

Women and men are different in countless ways, including the factors that may cause infertility. Because women generally waiting later in life to have children, advanced maternal age has recently become one of the most common. Age plays a big … Continue reading

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COVID-19 infection, not the vaccine, may reduce male fertility

Getting the COVID-19 vaccine doesn’t impact a couple’s chances of becoming pregnant—but skipping the shots and landing a coronavirus infection might reduce male fertility. Those are the findings in study in the American Journal of Epidemiology by researchers at the Boston University … Continue reading

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Air pollution linked to lower sperm counts

Researchers have long known that air pollution can increase the risk of disorders such as obesity, diabetes and fertility, but they did not know the exact mechanism for how it can lead to these health conditions. Now, University of Maryland … Continue reading

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Study: marijuana can cause infertility in men

As more states legalize marijuana, a new study by a Tulane University researcher has a warning for would-be dads. Smoking weed regularly may harm a man’s fertility. Researchers from Tulane and the University of Washington found a connection between low semen volume … Continue reading

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Male fertility is declining – environmental toxins could be a reason

Dr. Ryan P. Smith, an associate professor of urology at the University of Virginia, recently wrote a piece for the online magazine the Conversation about declines in male fertility. “For men, the cornerstone of the fertility evaluation is semen analysis, … Continue reading

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Does Psoriasis Affect Male Fertility?

Yes, according to Dr. Susan Bard, a New York City-based dermatologist. She writes in an article on Healthline.com that a variety of studies have found testosterone to be significantly decreased in people with psoriasis. In men, lower levels of testosterone … Continue reading

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Men’s fertility awareness understudied

Across medical and social sciences, the reasons men choose to have children and their understanding of fertility awareness have been seriously understudied. Swedish researcher Maja Bodin wants to address the issue in her research paper, “A wonderful experience or a … Continue reading

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