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Surrogacy: the new trend in reproductive tourism



Surrogacy, something which was quite taboo just a few years ago, has become quite acceptable, even mainstream. This may be partly due to the publicity that celebrities like Rick Martin to Elton John, … [Read more...]


BPA exposure and semen quality



The controversial BPA aka bisphenol A makes the headlines again. And this time it is the men that should pay attention. A new study recently published in the journal Fertility and Sterility found … [Read more...]


When hugs and medications don’t mix



A hug can mean a lot of things, almost always positive. Unless it comes with something else. Hormones, for example. Many medications contain hormones, medications that can be in the form of creams, … [Read more...]


Viagra use in older men linked to increased STD infection risk



The late 90s witnessed the widespread use of erectile dysfunction drugs among men, especially in the middle-aged and older. These drugs were welcomed as treatment for sexual dysfunction among men … [Read more...]


Bad food equals bad sperms



Guys, what you put on your plate may determine the quality of your sperms.  Fries, burger, chips and all those tasty food that are swimming in saturated fat result in low sperm counts and sperms of … [Read more...]


IVF gets Nobel Prize after 32 years



Robert Edwards, pioneer of in vitro fertilization (IVF) and brought to the world the first “test tube” baby Louise Brown in 1978 was awarded the Nobel Prize in medicine this year. What was … [Read more...]


Menopause: symptoms and treatment options



I know it is waiting for me out there as I approach the 5th decade of my life. I dread it but I also look forward when it is finally over. I am referring to that stage of a woman’s life called … [Read more...]


More bad news about BPA



The story of BPA aka bisphenol A is not yet over. In fact, researchers believe that what we currently know about this compound is just the tip of the iceberg. As you may recall, BPA is a compound used … [Read more...]


The stress-infertility-stress cycle



Stress is linked to many health problems, including depression and cardiovascular diseases. Less known is the fact that stress can also cause infertility. A joint study by the National Institutes … [Read more...]


Atrazine – the nasty stuff in your herbicide



I have been lately struggling with our backyard, which although just a little bigger than a postage stamp, nevertheless is too much work, what with the dandelions, clovers and other weeds sprouting up … [Read more...]


Do IVF children have increased risk for cancer?



The long-term effects of in vitro fertilization (IVF) on the mother and on the child have always been a topic of speculation. Louise Joy Brown, the first person born who was conceived via IVF (used to … [Read more...]


Female sexual dysfunction and diabetes



Diabetes comes with a lot of complications, including sexual dysfunction. There has been a lot of research on the relation between type 2 diabetes and erectile dysfunction (ED) in male patients with … [Read more...]


The controversy surrounding prenatal dex and manipulation of sexual orientation



The treatment seems straightforward enough at first glance. Using the steroid dexamethasone, clinicians are trying to treat a condition called congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) right at from the … [Read more...]


Heart, Mind and Sex: how they are linked



When we think of erectile dysfunction, we think of infertility and impotence. However, there this sexual disorder actually goes deeper than just plain sex. Depression, sexual dysfunction and heart … [Read more...]


OTC vitamin supplement may enhance fertility in women



Over-the-counter (OTC) fertility pills for women? It seems too good to be true but this is exactly what researchers from the Tel Aviv University are saying. The researchers found a statistically … [Read more...]


IVF children and congenital defects



More than 30 years ago, the first in vitro fertilized (IVF) baby was born in the UK. Since then, thousands, maybe even millions of babies have followed Louise Brown’s footsteps. In vitro fertilization … [Read more...]


BPA linked to male sexual dysfunction and infertility



BPA aka bisphenol A is in the headlines again but this time it has nothing to do with baby bottles and formulas. It is more about where babies come from – male fertility. The research institute … [Read more...]


Factors that can affect semen quality (thus fertility)



Male fertility is highly dependent on semen and sperm quality. And quality of a man’s semen has been shown to be dependent on several factors. Let us look at these factors. Age The quality … [Read more...]


Primary ovarian insufficiency is not equal to infertility



Primary ovarian insufficiency (POI) is a condition wherein young women present with menopausal-like symptoms. The symptoms range from irregular menstrual cycles, cessation of female hormone … [Read more...]


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