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My partner and I have been trying to have a child for two years. We recently went for fertility testing and were surprised to learn that he has a low sperm count and the quality of his sperm isn’t very good. Is there anything he could be doing to improve the quality or volume of his sperm? What are our options in terms of fertility treatments?

Written by our medical expert Dr. Stephen Hudson, Director of the Victoria Fertility Centre in British Columbia, Canada. Approximately 1 in 7 couples have difficulty conceiving. In about ¼ of couples there may be a male factor identified. However, there may be multiple causes and in my experience there is often more than one factor. […]

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Hope for reversing damaging effect of obesity on women’s eggs

Obesity has been found to damage women’s egg cells – making it difficult for them to conceive. There is also a greater likelihood that babies born to women who are overweight will be obese. However, a new treatment may offer a way to reverse the damage of obesity on a woman’s eggs, and on her children’s […]

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Physical labour, hypertension, and multiple meds may reduce male fertility

A new study suggests that working in a physically demanding job, having high blood pressure, or taking multiple medications may lead to male infertility. The study was conducted at the National Institutes of Health and Stanford University, California. According to the researchers, this study is the first of its kind to examine the relationship between […]

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An aspirin a day may help some women carry their babies to term

For a British couple, an aspirin a day did more than keep the doctor away – it helped them conceive and become parents to son Alfie. After two miscarriages and seven unsuccessful IVF cycles, Sarah and Chris Broadfield were told by their doctors that Sarah’s miscarriages were likely caused by Antiphospholipid syndrome (AS) an rare […]

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