male fertility

three pillars of good health, exercise, supplements and diet

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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Declining sperm counts over the past decades

June 1, 2020

As this article, “Sperm Counts Continue to Fall,” in the Atlantic points out, sperm counts have been known to be declining for decades, since the early 70s. Studies have shown that between 1973 and 2011 there was a decrease of 60% or more in total sperm counts and a decrease of more than 50% in…

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Are Vitamins Beneficial for Sperm and Improving Male Factor Infertility?

May 5, 2020

A recently published study in Fertility and Sterility (Vol. 113, No. 3, March 2020), “The effect of antioxidants on male factor infertility; the Males, Antioxidants and Infertility (MOXI) randomized clinical trial” (Steiner et al) evaluated whether antioxidant use would improve male fertility. The evaluation of the male factor was completed through semen analysis parameters and…

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Overcoming Male Infertility

February 20, 2020

Male infertility is a very common problem. Some level of male factor is involved with probably 60% or more of in vitro fertilization cases that we see here at MCRM Fertility.  Sperm quantitative (count and concentration) and qualitative factors (morphology and DNA Fragmentation) are often at play.  The basic/traditional semen analysis that is usually done…

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Declining Sperm Counts

September 3, 2019

A recent study  dubbed an urgent wake-up call has identified an area of great concern for researchers and health authorities.  According to research at the Hebrew University-Hadassah Braun School of Public Health and Community Medicine in Jerusalem, sperm counts have dropped by more than 50% over the last 40 years in men from New Zealand,…

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Cap-Score: New Male Fertility ASSAY Proven to Predict Male Fertility

March 12, 2019

A new test to assess male fertility is now available at MCRM Fertility, Cap-Score™. MCRM Fertility is currently the only regional center in the Midwest to be able to offer this new, advanced analysis. Cap-Score™ provides better information allowing the physician and the couple to make better decisions together to increase the likelihood of the…

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New Biological Marker in DNA Damaged Sperm for Repeated Miscarriages

January 28, 2019

New research published in Clinical Chemistry, has linked repeated miscarriages to sperm with more DNA damage.  Three or more miscarriages before 20 weeks of gestation defined repeated miscarriages and occurred in 1% to 2% of couples.  Customarily, the focus is on the women when screening for the underlying cause.  The spotlight in recent years has…

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