Low Sperm Count is a Marker of Men’s General Health

Low Sperm Count is a Marker of Men’s General Health

Investigators from the University of Padova in Italy reported at the Endocrine Society Annual Meeting March 2018 that low sperm count is a marker of men’s general health. Men (n=5177) from infertile couples with a low sperm count had a 12-fold increase of having low testosterone. They also had higher body mass index, waist circumference, […]

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Influence of Paternal Age on Pregnancy Outcome

Paternal Age pregnancy

People are waiting longer to have a family. The availability of donor eggs has allowed many older couples to also start or complete their families later in life. Advance paternal age greater than age 50 is associated with many epigenetic phenomena in children including autism, dwarfism and even premenopausal breast cancer in women whose fathers […]

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The Male Influence

Male Influence Parenting

Let not the male counterpart be the forgotten part of the equation in looking at fertility health. The male influence does affect IVF outcome. In a report by Eisenberg et al, researchers have analyzed over 5000 IVF cycles over a ten year mark. They assessed IVF pregnancy rates as well as how the fetuses and […]

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Overlooking the Sperm

sperm facts

When a couple is trying to conceive, the focus is often on the female partner. Many women will learn to track their periods, check for ovulation, and identify their fertile window. All too often, we are overlooking the sperm. For men, there is a wide range of lifestyle factors and medications that can impact their […]

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Enhance Sperm by Choosing Salmon Over Pepperoni

healthy sperm

A recent study published in the Journal of Nutrition (2014;144(7):1091-8) suggested that eating fish instead of other meats was associated with better sperm parameters including count and morphology than seen in men who ate more red meats than fish. Another interesting finding in this study that was that men who consumed proportionally higher amounts of […]

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Window Into General Men’s Health

Window Into Men's Health

General health status, of both men and women, are closely correlated to fertility status. For instance, chronic health conditions and serious illness are associated with an attenuation in reproductive function. An abnormal semen analysis increases the incidence of testicular cancer when compared to men of comparable age with normal semen parameters. The converse may also […]

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Male Body Mass Index and Reproductive Potential

Because BMI can affect your chances of pregnancy and increase your chances of having a miscarriage, female BMI is considered when determining IVF treatment. Research is continually being done to define whether the negative affects of hormone alterations from obesity is on egg and/or embryo quality, sperm quality or responsiveness of the endometrium. Although an […]

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