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An infertility overview, on our website

Infertility is defined as the failure to conceive after one year of unprotected sexual intercourse. In the United States approximately 15-20 percent of married couples will experience some degree of infertility. This means that 1 in 6 couples will need … Continue reading

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Male obesity and infertility: a growing global concern

Obesity is on the rise, and it’s a problem that affects both sexes. A recent study makes clear that dietary habits have an impact on male reproductive potential. A team led by Professor Pedro F. Oliveira at University of Porto, … Continue reading

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Men: Banish bacon for better fertility!

Sorry, meat lovers, but a new study finds that men involved in fertility treatment who ate a lot of processed meats, like bacon and sausage, had poorer success, while those who ate more chicken or other poultry had better outcomes. … Continue reading

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When will sperm succeed? A new test may find out

Researchers have discovered a way to determine if a couple should skip less-invasive treatments and go straight to assisted reproductive technology (ART), in which eggs are combined with sperm in the laboratory to achieve fertilization. A new test can detect … Continue reading

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Limit plastic during pregnancy

Exposure to a common plastics chemical during pregnancy may have effects on genital development in baby boys, a small study hints. Researchers found that baby boys born to moms with greater exposure to a chemical called DiNP tended to have … Continue reading

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A new treatment for male infertility?

Researchers have come up with a promising method of treating male infertility using a synthetic version of the sperm-originated protein known as PAWP, which is required to initiate the fertilization process. Based on these findings, the Canadian researchers think that physicians will … Continue reading

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Man up!

Infertility is not just a woman’s issue. In fact, the incidence of male infertility is equal to that of female infertility. Each gender accounts for approximately 40% of infertile couples. There are many causes of male infertility. You can learn … Continue reading

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Age and fertility: men have issues too

It’s widely accepted that a woman’s fertility declines with age. But evidence has suggested that men, too, may be affected after age 40. In fact, the American Society for Reproductive Medicine now recommends sperm donors be men who are “ideally … Continue reading

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