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Content Tagged: male fertility

Infertility also affects men’s stress levels and sexual functioning

A new study, presented at the American Society for Reproductive Medicine’s Annual Meeting in October, suggests that for men who have been trying unsuccessfully to conceive for over a year, the very days in the middle of the cycle when their partners are supposed to be most fertile, can be particularly stressful for men with […]

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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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Realizing I’m not finished having kids after all

My name is Joe. I married my high school sweetheart at 23. We had our first child the next year and our second a year later. We agreed that two kids was enough and our family was complete, so shortly after our second child was born I had a vasectomy. My wife had done her […]

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I’m 30 and my husband is 29. We plan to start trying to get pregnant in the next few months. I’ve been watching my weight, taking folic acid, and trying to eat well. I have a few questions. Is there anything my husband should be doing in terms of his lifestyle, diet, etc. to increase our chances of becoming pregnant? Will abstaining from sex in the 2-4 days before I ovulate increase our chances? Is there anything else we should be doing to increase our chances of conceiving?

Written by our medical expert Dr. Stephen Hudson, Director of the Victoria Fertility Centre in British Columbia, Canada.  These are great questions and it is always smart to be proactive about your fertility. I’ll go through things systematically and address your questions. Healthy choices and lifestyle suggestions for your husband include the following: Avoid habits […]

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