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It’s Fertility Week!

Fertility Week (15-21 October) is a good time to think about improving your chances of having a baby. This year Fertility Week fights chemicals in the home that may reduce your chances of becoming pregnant and having a healthy baby. … Continue reading

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Declining sperm counts in western men

The question of whether sperm counts have been declining over recent decades remains controversial. Many studies of varying quality have been done in a wide variety of populations but none have provided a definitive answer. A study published in Human … Continue reading

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What do men know about their fertility?

Male infertility is associated with impaired quality of life and poorer health status. However, few studies have focused on men’s knowledge of their own fertility. Studies of both men and women have found that men are comparatively less knowledgeable about … Continue reading

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What causes male infertility?

In about half of infertile couples the problem lies either solely with the male or in both the male and female partners. However, the cause of infertility in the male partner is often difficult to determine and many men are … Continue reading

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A message for men who want to be fathers

An important message for men who want to be fathers, from Andrology Australia's Director, Professor Rob McLachlan.

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Sperm of young Australian men put under the microscope

There have been many reports that semen quality (and indirectly fertility) of men around the world is deteriorating over time with many hypotheses about the causes, including exposure to environmental toxins. However, studying testis function is problematic due to the … Continue reading

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Psychosocial factors in sexual dysfunction affecting fertility

Men with no known medical factors may experience difficulty with conception due to erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, or delayed ejaculation. A recent review article published in Fertility & Sterility reviewed the psychosocial aspects of these disorders as these may be … Continue reading

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Fertility preservation for young boys with cancer

A number of treatments for cancer can affect the future fertility of young boys and adolescent males. Several options are available for fertility preservation. As there are many competing priorities at the time of a cancer diagnosis, the discussion of … Continue reading

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It’s Fertility Week

Fertility Week 2015 focuses on how being overweight or obese can impact on a person’s ability to conceive and have a healthy baby. In men, obesity is associated with lower fertility, which has multiple likely causes including chronic health problems, lower testosterone levels and erectile problems.

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What are the odds of success with TESE-ICSI?

Research into live birth rate for couples using testicular sperm extraction (TESE) and intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) due to non-obstructive azoospermia.

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