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  1. Increase in male partner’s age associated with decline in…
    A new study of IVF couples, conducted in the USA, finds the effects of the age of male partners in cumulative live birth outcomes. The results clearly state that there can be a significant reduction in the chances of live births owing…
  2. Noisy environment at night linked to infertility in men
    Long-term exposure to a noisy environment, particularly at night, is linked to infertility in men, according to a study in Environmental Pollution…
  3. Irreversible infertility risk in men linked to urogenital infections
    In couples who have not been able to have children, male infertility is the cause in at least half of cases. In 6-10% the cause is a urogenital infection…
  4. Researchers develop mathematical formula to predict how large numbers of sperm swim
    Researchers have developed a mathematical formula based on the rhythmic movement of a sperm’s head and tail, which significantly reduces the complexities of understanding and predicting how sperm make…
  5. Men lack knowledge about risk factors contributing to male infertility
    The first large-scale study of its kind has revealed that Canadian men generally lack knowledge about the risk factors contributing to male infertility…
  6. Researchers link RHOX gene mutations to infertility in men
    The underlying cause of male infertility is unknown for 30 percent of cases. In a pair of new studies, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine determined…
  7. Significant ongoing decline in sperm counts of Western men
    A rigorous and comprehensive meta-analysis of data collected between 1973 and 2011 finds that among men from Western countries, sperm concentration declined by more than 50 percent…
  8. Studies show alarming sperm count falls, but some distrust the figures
    The fate of male fertility has become one of the most controversial issues in medical science. At the centre of the fuss is the state of men’s semen, after numerous reports found sperm counts…
  9. Most men in the US and Europe could be infertile by 2060, according to a new study
    Sperm count in men from North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand declined by 50-60% between 1973 and 2011, as per to a new study from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem…
  10. Couples with obesity may take longer to achieve pregnancy, NIH study suggests
    Couples in which both partners are overweight may take from 55 to 59 percent longer to get pregnancy, compared to their non-obese counterparts, according to a study by researchers…
  11. Male infertility was treated even in medieval times
    Male infertility was recognized, diagnosed and ‘treated’ as far back as the 13th Century, say scientists who found medieval texts describing medical tests and ‘cures’ for childlessness for men…
  12. Smartphone device tests male fertility with 98% accuracy
    The new test utilizes the advancements in consumer electronics and microfabrication. A disposable microchip with a capillary tip and a rubber bulb is used for simple, power-free semen…
  13. Boys born through IVF have low sperm counts
    Baby boys conceived through a common type of IVF treatment have lower sperm quantity and quality than men who were spontaneously conceived, suggests new research…
  14. Longer-Lived Sperms Produce Healthier Offspring
    Little has been done to investigate the importance of selection – where environmental influences determine, which types of organism thrive better than others – on sperm and the offspring…
  15. Urologist sheds light on things that can be done to combat infertility
    Urologist Dr. Jesse Mills believes not enough attention is paid to male infertility. He wants to shine a light on the causes of infertility and the things that can be done to combat the condition…
  16. Israelis find a gene mutation that causes male infertility
    Research was done on five men from a single Bedouin tribe suffering from azoospermia, a lack of sperm production…
  17. Male Infertility Linked to Mortality: Study
    A new study led by a researcher at the Stanford University School of Medicine finds men who are infertile because of defects in their semen are at greater risk of dying sooner than men with normal semen…
  18. Sleep Early To Have A Healthier, Fitter Sperm
    Want to become a father? Then going to bed before midnight could be the key to healthier and fitter sperm, reveals a new study…
  19. Amniotic sac in a dish: Stem cells form structures that may aid of infertility research
    The first few weeks after sperm meets egg still hold many mysteries. Among them: what causes the process to fail, leading to many cases of infertility…
  20. Could taking paracetamol impair male fertility
    The National Institutes of Health has conducted a long-term study in the United States called the Longitudinal Investigation of Fertility and the Environment (LIFE). This research has been investigating fertility data…
  21. Male infertility could be linked to noisy bedrooms
    Long-term exposure to a noisy environment, particularly at night, is linked to infertility in men, according to a study in Environmental Pollution…
  22. Counselling crucial to address infertility
    Myths surrounding conceivable age lay shattered, the need for counseling in addressing infertility stood underlined and the need to be positive while adopting children emphasized at a public seminar…
  23. Wi-Fi Laptops Harm Sperm Motility And Increase Sperm DNA Fragmentation
    Males who place a laptop on their laps with the WI-FI on might have a greater risk of reduced sperm motility and more sperm DNA fragmentation, which could, in theory, undermine their chances of…
  24. Male infertility: Urogenital infection as a possible cause
    In couples who have not been able to have children, male infertility is the cause in at least half of cases. In 6-10% the cause is a urogenital infection.
  25. Fertility problems put men at increased risk of metabolic diseases
    Men with fertility problems are at risk of metabolic diseases as they age, according to work being presented at the European Association of Urology conference in Munich.
  26. Treating polycystic ovary syndrome early may help prevent later drop in fertility
    In adolescent girls with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), bringing the amount of abdominal visceral fat and liver fat down to normal restores ovulation, normalizes the symptoms of androgen excess…
  27. Living Near Noisy Roads Linked to Male Infertility
    Is your bedroom next to a noisy street? Beware, according to a study, long-term exposure to a noisy environment, particularly at night may be associated with infertility in men…
  28. New Sperm Cell Membrane Research Could Provide Hope For Your Man’s Little Swimmers
    Findings from a study presented at the 58th Annual Biophysical Society meeting in San Francisco have identified proteins known as ion channels that could crack the code on male infertility…
  29. Yellow semen: Causes of different semen colors
    While semen is typically a whitish-gray color, there are some instances when semen may appear as a different color, which is commonly yellow. Sometimes producing an unusual colored semen is a once-only occurrence…
  30. Blockage of Sperm Transport
    Male infertility occurs due to one or more of three primary reasons. Firstly, a low sperm count (Oligospermia) can lead to difficulty in conceiving. Secondly, there can be problems with the transportation of sperm…
  31. Researchers find gene WT1 to impact women’s fertility
    Now, researchers from the Leibniz Institute on Aging (FLI) in Jena/Germany have, together with clinical partners, found a new gene mutation that obviously leads to infertility in women…
  32. Exposure to aluminum may impact on male fertility, research suggests
    New research from scientists in the UK and France suggests that human exposure to aluminum may be a significant factor in falling sperm counts and reduced male fertility…
  33. Global Warming Causes Male Infertility
    Global warming has been one of the most popular topics for years. Opinion leaders, politicians, scientists and environmentalists had pointed out the global warming’s negative effects on nature…
  34. Lowered Male Fertility Linked to Common Genetic Mutation
    Sperm face steep odds when set free to fertilize an egg. A slightly faulty tail, a miscalibrated electrical charge on their cell membrane or some other subtle defect can keep these genetic couriers…
  35. Male fertility decline in China linked to air pollution
    As China relaxes its one-child policy, doctors suggest smog may be responsible for the country’s worsening infertility…