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How Much Sperm is Enough for Pregnancy?
How Much Sperm is Enough for Pregnancy?
Understanding your body and what is happening is important if you are trying to conceive. Fertilization can feel like an overly complicated process and questions like how much sperm is…
What Happens When a Sperm Meets an Egg
What Happens When a Sperm Meets an Egg
While women typically release only a single egg each month, men release millions of sperm during ejaculation with only one lucky winner fertilizing the egg. What happens when a sperm…
Recurrent Implantation Failure: Why Me?
Implantation of the embryos depends upon on a well-developing embryo and a synchronous healthy endometrium. It seems deceptively simple. However, for such success to manifest, a highly-organized and amazingly intricate…
Growing Sperm from Germ Cells
Scientists at the Institute of Reproductive Medicine in Munster, Germany recently reported on their ability to grow mouse sperm from germ cells.  For men with azoospermia (zero sperm), this technology…
Natural and Minimal IVF: Caveat Emptor
Environment friendly business promotions have a receptive audience. Cost consciousness together with ‘green’ polices embracing such terms as ‘small is beautiful’ and ‘less is better’ can be a good thing.…
Male Fertility: The Other Half
Approximately 40% of infertility is related to the male.  Key to understanding male fertility is analysis of the semen.  Semen samples can vary from month to month, or even day…
Birds and Bees Part V
Let me tell you ‘bout the “Birds and the Bees” And the flowers and the trees And the moon up above And a thing called “Love” (Herb Newman) On the…