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Content Tagged: Health

Vegetarianism and veganism could damage men’s fertility

A well-balanced vegetarian or vegan diet has been found to promote a healthy immune systems. However, a recent study conducted in the United States at the Loma Linda Medical School suggests that being vegetarian or vegan can damage men’s fertility. Men in the study who followed a vegetarian or vegan diet were found to have […]

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Making sure I don’t get pregnant

My name is Greta and I’m 22 years old. My friends and I were at a Halloween party on campus and we ran into a cute guy named Daniel, who I’ve always had a crush on. It was a great night. We were flirting and laughing and ended up going home together when the party […]

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My daughter is 16 and would like to get the HPV vaccine. I’m wondering about the risks and benefits of this vaccine, including the implications for her future fertility?

Written by our medical expert Dr. Beth Taylor, co-founder and co-director of Olive Fertility Centre, Vancouver, British Columbia.  The Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is a sexually transmitted virus that can cause cervical, anal, vagina, vulvar and throat cancer. Fortunately there is a vaccine against the most serious types of HPV.  The vaccine is safe, and in […]

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A pint of beer a day may help improve male fertility

A new study may give men an excuse to enjoy a pint of beer after work each day. Researchers at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston studied 105 men whose partners were undergoing IVF. The men, who were on average 37 years of age, completed a dietary questionnaire that included questions about alcohol intake. The […]

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