male fertility

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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Sperm under fluroscence microscopy

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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A line diagram of the western world's declining fertility rate since 1970

Western World Crisis…Lowering Fertility Rates

May 4, 2018

It is a complex social and population issue; however, there are steps that can be taken but it requires us to be aware and have a general understanding. Beginning in the mid-1960s, a trend of lowering fertility rates has been recorded in the United States with an all-time low of 62.0 births per 1,000 women…

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male biological clock

Male Aging and the Decline in Fertility Potential

April 5, 2018

Studies assessing sperm deficiencies and the reduction in male factor fertility are numerous. More recently, studies have been investigating the effect of male aging and its association with reduced male fertility potential.  It’s no mystery that it requires both a woman’s egg and a man’s sperm to create a baby. Women are quite familiar with…

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Focus on Fertility: A New National, Fertility-Specific Podcast

March 23, 2018

As an individual, who myself along with my wife, struggled with infertility more than a decade ago, the one thing I sought the most was information and understanding. But all too often, what could be discovered was either the write ups available on fertility center’s website, what was presented in my Google search or simply…

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Dr. Doug Gliedt presents Lab 101, what occurs behind the fertility center lab door at MCRM Fertility

Lab101: Learn What Takes Place Behind the Lab Door

October 26, 2017

MCRM Fertility Lab Director, Dr. Gliedt, will be the next host presenter of Doctors and Donuts, Friday, November 10th at 7:15 am. Grab a light breakfast and enjoy a cup of Joe before starting your day and at the same time learn a little bit of how a fertility center’s laboratory works and what takes…

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