male fertility

Male Infertility Medication

September 21, 2022

Male infertility can affect a couple’s ability to conceive. Many infertility clinics advise people coming in for treatment to arrive as a couple so that both partners can be evaluated. Male infertility, once diagnosed, may be treatable through medication to improve sperm count and quality. Here are some of the common male infertility medications: Aromatase…

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Role of Sperm DNA Fragmentation in Male Infertility   

August 9, 2022

By Peter M. Ahlering, MD Sperm DNA fragmentation is an advanced parameter measuring semen quality and refers to the percentage of sperm showing breaks in the genetic material.  It has been shown that 25% of men visiting fertility clinics that have normal semen parameters by the conventional testing, will have considerably high DNA fragmentation compared…

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What Causes Infertility in Men?

May 23, 2022

Starting a family is an exciting time in your life, which is why it can be so crushing when you or your partner fail to become pregnant after months of trying. Are you researching infertility clinics? Understand that both the person getting pregnant and the person supplying the sperm may contribute to problems with infertility. …

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Father of America, President George Washington, Was Never a Father Himself Likely Due to Male Factor Infertility

February 22, 2022

By: Mira Aubuchon, MD This is belated, but this was a wonderful historical article about our first President, George Washington, published in Fertility and Sterility.  The father of our nation, George Washington, did not have any children of his own and appears to have been infertile.  This article speculates his infertility may have been due…

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Recent Study Indicates COVID-19 Vaccine Does Not Impair Fertility

January 24, 2022

By Vinita Alexander, MD The COVID19 vaccine does not reduce chances of conception.  Many patients remain hesitant to seek out the COVID-19 vaccine due to concerns about potential adverse effects on fertility. This recent study is reassuring and found that COVID-19 vaccines do not impair fertility. In this prospective survey study of over 2000 heterosexual…

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Antidepressants and Male Infertility

January 13, 2022

By: Mira Aubuchon, MD Medications to treat depression and anxiety and have helped millions of people improve their mental health may have an impact on male fertility, as discussed in the September 2021 issue of Fertility and Sterility . Medications in the drug class called, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, which include paroxetine, sertraline, fluoxetine, and…

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Three Pillars of Health: Diet, Exercise and Supplements

August 25, 2021

Improving fertility potential begins with a healthy lifestyle following the three pillars of good health.

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An Egg and Sperm Crisis

May 26, 2021

This is an interesting story  recently published by some local media.  The subject is one we had long known is a concern, that sperm counts over the last 30 years have been declining tremendously.  The World Health Organization (WHO) does periodic studies that sets the standard for what is “normal” and the “normal range” for…

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Global Decline in Male Fertility

May 7, 2021

The issue of a global decline in male fertility has caused a stir since it was proposed in 1974.  Although it remains contentious, recent studies have provided a considerable amount of data suggesting that semen parameters are declining over the years.  Key factors potentially causing or contributing to this decrease include obesity, diet, chronic disease,…

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Should you be considering sperm cryopreservation?

February 18, 2021

Sperm cryopreservation is a technique which is a recommended strategy to preserve male fertility for men who have low sperm count, low testosterone and/or is in need for cancer care treatment.  The purpose is to cryopreserve sperm, which can last for many years, preserving one’s future fertility potential. When there is existing low sperm count…

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