People often suspect underwear, laptops and saunas or hot tubs of having the potential to raise the temperature of testicles, and consequently, to lower sperm counts. But research shows otherwise.
Think of your testicles as a factory where sperm is made. You want the factory to produce a top-notch product, so you must make smart choices to keep your workers happy and healthy.
In general, whatever is healthy for your body is also healthy for sperm quality. Find out more about how a man’s overall health relates to his fertility.
Several suggested practices – from diet changes to the timing of intercourse – promise to ensure couples will have a baby of a certain gender. But none of them has proven to be successful. In an unassisted pregnancy, the odds of having a baby of either gender remain fairly even at 50 percent. Let’s take a look … Read More
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There’s ample information — as well as misinformation — out there about the causes of male infertility, or the inability to father a child. Let’s take a look at the most common suspects and see what’s truth and what’s myth. Dangers of heat The testicles are generally slightly cooler than the abdomen because they are outside the … Read More
Fear and uncertainty go hand-in-hand with a diagnosis of cancer. But for younger people who hope to start a family or have more children in the future, there are even more complex issues to consider. “If a person is of childbearing years or younger, they should see a fertility specialist to discuss their options,” says … Read More
If the increase in vasectomy reversals Edmund Sabanegh, MD, has seen at the Cleveland Clinic is any indication, the nation’s well-being is on the upswing. Requests for the procedure have risen 82 percent in three years. “People are thinking more about having children and having the financial means to undertake this procedure,” Dr. Sabanegh says, … Read More