When We Think Of Fertility (And Infertility), Women Often Come To Mind. But The Truth Is That Male Fertility Is Just As Important. In Fact, Male Infertility Is Responsible For Up To 40% Of Couple's Inability To Conceive. Read Up On Male Infertility Here O
When we think of fertility (and infertility), women often come to mind. But the truth is that male fertility is just as important. In fact, male infertility is responsible for up to 40% of couple's inability to conceive. Read up on male fertility here on Pregnancy and Baby. First, let's talk male infertility. Diabetes damages DNA in man's sperm, leading to infertility. Scientists have found that sperm from diabetic men have greater levels of DNA damage than sperm from men who do not have the disease. They warn that such DNA damage might affect a man's fertility. How the environment could be damaging men's reproductive health. Two Scandinavian studies have provided further evidence that environmental factors could be affecting men's reproductive health. Male fertility and tobacco. Making a baby can take a little more time than we might expect, so when do we know when it's time to seek help from a specialist? Obstetrician/Gynecologist Mark Kan explains. Mice with defective sperm offer clues to male infertility. Findings may yield methods for improving fertility as well as developing male contraceptives. The latest about infertility and testosterone. Two reports from physician-scientists at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center shed light on male infertility. A first report shows that a common cause of male infertility - varicoceles, or varicose veins in the scrotum - also results in a depletion of testosterone. In a second related finding, researchers demonstrate that once a common, simple surgery is used to treat varicoceles and thereby restore fertility, testosterone levels are also improved.