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The Effects of Tight Underwear on Male Fertility

You’ve probably heard before that tight underwear or pants can harm male fertility. Research so far has produced mixed results, but there is some evidence that suggests wearing tight garments lowers sperm production and therefore making it harder to conceive. If you’re trying to have a baby, you may want to pay attention to this information and adjust your wardrobe accordingly. As a matter of fact, overly tight clothing can cause a number of health issues for both men and [...]

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Sperm quality may impact offspring

Men who wait longer to have children run an increased risk of passing on potential health conditions to their offspring due to sperm health, a new study from University of Otago has found. The study analyzed the results of 90 existing studies on male fertility and found consistent findings—the quality of a man’s semen declined as he aged. It’s already recognized that a woman’s age can lead to increased likelihood of health problems in children but it has been less [...]

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“Wife is pregnant!”

“My wife and I always needed lubricating gel during the act and we had been using the cheap Wal-Mart version by Equate. However we noticed that the gel wasn’t really compatible with semen (or the semen wasn’t very soluble in the gel) and so the gel would cause the whole thing to flow out of her as soon as I exited. So we decided to change gels and I looked around on Amazon, read reviews, got this, and GBAM!, [...]

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Mobile phones and fertility

In a time when the mobile phone has become inevitable, even for children, several studies have already attempted to determine the actual risks in their use. What about the combination of mobile phones and fertility.Male fertility is one of the main vital functions jeopardized by mobile devices and as you may know, it is already in decline in Europe.Between 1940 and 1990, the amount of sperm per milliliter of semen has decreased by almost half (from 113 million per milliliter [...]

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Boost Baby Making for Men with these 6 Things

It‘s official. What you eat and how much you exercise can actually boost your baby making ability. According to new research you can change the strength of your gene’s (DNA) by keeping in optimum physical shape.Research from Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at the Robinson Institute, Research Centre for Reproductive Health at the University of Adelaide in South Australia found that a fathers diet and body composition at the time of conception is likely to affect his future child’s [...]

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Being in a developed country will not develop your sperm

Being in a developed country will not develop your sperm. In recent years, scientists mention more and more about the effects caused by chemical substances (natural or anthropogenic origin) disrupting the reproductive functions in wildlife. This finding is illustrating the growing concern of the society, that exposure to toxic substances in the environment could have negative effects on human fertility with more and more people are having issues to conceive. As the famous journalist Michael Pollan Said “We are what we [...]

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Testing sperm on the go? Tool goes mobile in 2015

One of every five men has low-sperm counts that can impair conception. The researchers Greg Sommer and Ulrich Schaff decided to shed some light on fertility changes in men. Their invention “TrakFertility” will allow for men to self-test for sperm quality. In just 5 minutes with a few drops of semen. "It would be like using a scale to follow weight, only in this case, men would track changes in their fertility," Sommer said. "We want to help people conceive in a [...]

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Stress Can Damage Fertility in Men, Not Just Women

Just because a woman cannot conceive does not always mean that it is her fault since stress can damage men’s fertility, as well. Infertility among men can be a very — ahem — touchy subject because most men are less likely to seek a physician’s help if they are stressed or ill. This is not just speculation or some bar talk. According to WebMD, a survey of 1,100 men for the American Academy of Family Physicians showed that about 85 [...]

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Child health problems ‘linked to father’s age’

Child health problems 'linked to father's age' A wide range of disorders and problems in school-age children have been linked to delayed fatherhood.Increased rates of autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, suicide attempts and substance abuse problems were all reported. The study The study, in JAMA Psychiatry, suggests mutated sperm were to blame.However, experts say the benefits older dads bring may outweigh any problems.The investigation by Indiana University, in the US, and Sweden's Karolinska Institute has been described as [...]

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Big sperm don’t always win the race

When females mate with more than one male, each one's sperm has to compete to get to her eggs. Until now, researchers had thought the fastest sperm would dominate.But in a new study, published in Evolution, a team of scientists have found that it is much more complicated than that.'If you compare species with little sperm competition, like humans, with a species where there is a lot of sperm competition, like Bonobos, then the bonobos tend to have faster, bigger sperm,' says Dr [...]

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