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Paternal age over 51 years reduces success rate in IVF and ICSI

While female fertility comes to an end at menopause (at an average age of 51 years), men do not have similar biological senescence. Studies have shown that sperm counts may decline and DNA damage in sperm cells may increase over … Continue reading

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New sperm analysis tool may help male fertility testing

A new way of analyzing sperm that tracks the movement of the sperm tail could enable substantial improvements to male fertility testing. The technique measures the speed and action of the sperm flagellum, or tail, which provides vital information for … Continue reading

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Mom’s stress can affect male fertility, study finds

Men whose mothers were exposed to stressful life events while they were in the first 18 weeks of pregnancy may have reduced sperm counts when they become adults, according to a study published in Human Reproduction. Research has shown that the … Continue reading

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Experimental fertility preservation provides hope for young men

Testicular tissue samples obtained from 189 males who were facing procedures that could imperil fertility were cryopreserved at one university, proving the feasibility of centralized processing and freezing of testicular tissue obtained from academic medical centers scattered around the world. … Continue reading

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Lifestyle changes can improve male fertility: CNN

Women are often the focus when a couple has trouble getting pregnant, but men are the primary reason for infertility in up to half of all cases. Male fertility problems include low sperm count, sperm abnormalities and low testosterone levels. … Continue reading

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New fertility hope for childhood cancer survivors

One in three childhood cancer survivors is at risk of becoming infertile due to chemotherapy or radiation, and since their sperm or eggs have not matured, assisted reproduction using those sperm or eggs is not an option when they become … Continue reading

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Is climate change a threat to male fertility?

Yes, according to new research from the University of East Anglia, UK. New findings published in the journal Nature Communications reveal that heatwaves damage sperm in insects, with negative impacts for fertility across generations. The research team says that male infertility during … Continue reading

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Scientists create ‘digital roadmap’ to unlock male infertility

Millions of couples who have trouble conceiving may get relief from new research led by scientists at The University of Texas at San Antonio. The researchers have developed a high-resolution genetic map showing how men produce sperm cells. Their effort … Continue reading

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New test measures male fertility more accurately, researchers claim

At a time when more than half of male infertility cannot be explained by current methods, a new test is able to measure male fertility, according to researchers at Cornell University. The proprietary Cap-Score Male Fertility Assay is based on … Continue reading

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Male depression may lower fertility odds in couples

Among couples being treated for infertility, depression in the male partner was linked to lower pregnancy chances, while depression in the female partner was not found to influence the rate of live birth, according to a study funded by the … Continue reading

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