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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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Research identifies sperm biomarker associated with couples’ pregnancy probability

Researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst have identified a single-measure biomarker in sperm mitochondrial DNA that may predict male reproductive health and pregnancy success. The discovery applies not just to couples seeking care for infertility but also for the … Continue reading

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Family building for gay men

At RSCNJ, we offer a full range of services for LGBTQIA+ individuals and couples–including gay men seeking to have a child. Fertility testing. Similar to lesbian couples, gay male couples generally do not seek fertility treatment due to an infertility … Continue reading

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Study finds protein that is essential for male fertility

Newly produced spermatozoa within the testis are not fully functional until they mature in the epididymis, a duct that helps to transport and store sperm. Male infertility may arise from lack of communication between the testis and the epididymis and … Continue reading

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New way to assess male fertility

Current tests for male fertility include measuring the concentration and motility of spermatozoa. However, other characteristics of sperm, such as their ability to follow a chemical trail to the egg, can influence the likelihood of fertilization. Now, researchers reporting in Analytical … Continue reading

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Scientists discover a target for treating male infertility

While some of our body’s cells divide in a matter of hours, the process of making sperm, meiosis, takes about 14 days from start to finish. And fully six of those days are spent in the stage known as the … Continue reading

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Fracking chemical may interfere with male sex hormone receptor

A chemical used in hydraulic fracturing, commonly called fracking, has the potential to interfere with reproductive hormones in men, according to research accepted for presentation at ENDO 2020, the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting, and publication in a special supplemental section … Continue reading

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