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Chemicals in toothpaste and soap may affect male fertility

A new study is the first to link man-made chemicals found in every day items such as toothpaste, soap, and plastic toys with a decline in sperm quality. The research was conducted by Professor Niels Skakkebaek, at the Copenhagen University Hospital in Denmark. The researchers wanted to examine the effect of “endocrine disrupting” chemicals on […]

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Eating tomatoes could improve male fertility

A new study suggests that eating tomatoes could improve a man’s fertility. The research was conducted at the Cleveland Clinic’s Centre for Reproductive Medicine in the United States. The researchers reviewed 12 studies and found that lycopene, the nutrient that gives tomatoes their red colour, improves sperm count and swimming speed, and reduces the number […]

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Researchers invent first at-home fertility test for males

Researchers in the United States have developed a new portable fertility test called TrakFertility, that offers men the convenience of testing their sperm within the comfort of their homes, rather than having to produce a sample for testing at a laboratory. According to the test’s developers, Greg Sommer and Ulrich Schaff, the easy-to-use kit could […]

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11 common myths fertility doctors hear

Approximately one in six couples experience fertility problems. In honour of National Infertility Awareness Week in the United States, Dr. Angeline Beltsos, the medical director at Fertility Centers of Illinois, highlighted the myths that fertility doctors hear. The most common misconceptions include fertility and age, for example, assuming that male fertility doesn’t decline with age, […]

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