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TED VIDEO – Why a male contraceptive pill could reduce abortions

Andrologist John Amory is developing innovative male contraception that gives men a new option for taking responsibility to prevent unintended pregnancy. He details the science in development -- and why the world needs a male pill.

A very different kind of ‘nut allergy’: why allergy medicines might affect your testicles

  Antihistamines are a type of medicine commonly used to treat allergies. New research from Argentina published in the journal Reproduction suggests that there might be a link between antihistamines and fertility problems in men. What…

Is a birth control pill for men only a spear’s throw away?

Historically, African warriors used a substance called ouabain to coat spear tips to poison their enemies. But new research has suggested that ouabain may have more of an effect on birth than death. This chemical may now be the key to a new…
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The Risks of Pregnancy after 35

Women are waiting longer and longer to have children and often don't realise the risks of pregnancy after 35. This has medical professionals concerned about the risks for both the mother and the child. A recent study conducted by the Centers…

BABYGlimpse – new app predicts baby eye color and 20 other traits using DNA

What is BABYGlimpse? BABYGlimpse is an innovative app by HumanCode which does not only do baby eye color prediction. It also does what sounds like the impossible: it gives you a possible glimpse into what your future child could be like. Using…
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A Key Regulator of Male Fertility Has Been Identified

A recent study has revealed some important clues to congenital illness and infertility and the outlook is promising. Male reproductive fertility is largely based on timing and any disruption to this timing could lead to infertility or congenital…

Friendly Fertility Foods – What Should I Be Eating?

A factor you may have never considered relating to sperm count is nutrition. If you are experiencing a low sperm count and are struggling with fertility, let food be your medicine. Here are five of the best foods for boosting your sperm count,…
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Fertility Window – What You Need To Know

When it comes to trying to fall pregnant the timing of intercourse is very important. Your sperm cells need to be available during ovulation to fertilise the egg, otherwise it is impossible to conceive.  However, the fertility window is…
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Age-related infertility – What roles do genetics play?

  Millions of couples are affected by infertility. One of the contributing factors to loss of fertility is age. The older the body gets, the less fertile it becomes.  New research has found a genetic link to age-related infertility…

Sperm Motility – How Can It Be Boosted?

What is sperm motility? Sperm motility means sperm movement. It is a very important factor for male fertility.  Low sperm motility, which Doctors also call "asthenospermia" is therefore characterised by insufficient forward sperm movement. If…
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Could taking paracetamol impair male fertility?

LIFE research The National Institutes of Health has conducted a long-term study in the United States called the Longitudinal Investigation of Fertility and the Environment (LIFE). This research has been investigating fertility data associated…