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Content Tagged: male fertility

Synthetic sperm?: A new treatment for male fertility

A new study may hold the key to the development of a synthetic protein, which could help diagnose and treat male infertility related to poor sperm quality – a problem in 30% to 40% of all cases of infertility. Researchers from Queen’s University in Canada have identified a protein that is required to “kick start” […]

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Vasectomy may increase the risk of prostate cancer

Vasectomy has long been considered to be a highly effective method of male birth control. However, according to a recent Harvard study, men who have had a vasectomy may have a higher risk of later developing prostate cancer. Experts aren’t sure why the procedure could affect the incidence of prostate cancer, but speculate that it […]

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Radiation from mobile phones can reduce sperm quality

A new study indicates that the radiation from cell phones may negatively affect a man’s fertility, suggesting that men who keep their cell phones in their pants pocket may be reducing their chances of fathering a child. Researchers at the University of Exeter in the UK conducted a review of the findings from 10 studies […]

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Stress may reduce sperm quality

It has long been assumed that stress affects women’s fertility, although the research findings on the relationship between stress and fertility for women have been mixed. The same appears to be true for men. A recent study published in the journal, Fertility and Sterility, suggests that psychological stress is also harmful to sperm quality. The […]

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