February 20, 2013
If your partner has been diagnosed with male factor infertility, you may be looking for ways to improve his sperm quality or quantity. Sperm typically regenerate every three months, so making small changes to lifestyle habits and beginning a fertility supplement or prescription can improve sperm production to optimize the success of your fertility treatment cycle.
A recent Harvard University study says watching TV can cut your sperm count in half.
The study, published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine blames lower physical activity for the decrease in a man’s swimmers, citing sedentary men as those most likely to experience the effects. However, just three hours of time spent in front of the TV per day can lower sperm count.
If your partner has frozen his sperm for fertility preservation before cancer treatment, he may need a reminder that he left his sperm somewhere. Research presented at the Fertility 2013 conference says male cancer patients are dropping the ball when it comes to the future of their fertility- even when their sperm is already banked and waiting.
A new study proposes a way for women to see into the future of their partners' fertility.
Research out of the University of Sheffield in collaboration with Brown University of Rhode Island, says men born into a family with more brothers than sisters could have faster swimming sperm and better fertility overall.
If you’re a 30-something- year-old female, you’ve likely heard the word about egg freezing. But the latest buzz on fertility preservation isn’t about ways to chill your precious ovarian cargo, it’s about sperm freezing.
Men? Thinking about their future children? Cue the sound of women swooning.
Forget rushing out on Black Friday for the latest techno gadget, Black Ops II video game or Beer of the Month Club membership for your male partner this holiday season. If you're a couple trying to get pregnant, here are five fertility-friendly suggestions for your partner that could improve his sperm health — and help move you closer to your baby-making goals in 2013!
Scientists at Queen’s University Belfast, Northern Ireland, say a recent discovery accounts for 80% unexplained infertility cases. Typically, infertility is the result of female factors 1/3 of the time, male factors 1/3 of the time, and unexplained factors 1/3 of the time. There are approximately 7.3 million people in the United States diagnosed with infertility.
Research teams in Australia and Britain have discovered a gene mutation that impacts sperm motilityin mice.
Male mice with the RABL2 gene mutation demonstrated no outward signs of impaired fertility, though their sperm had 17 percent shorter tails than those without the mutation. This causes a problem for conception, as the sperm are not equipped to swim long enough to reach and fertilize the female egg.