A single mutated gene may lead to infertility by causing abnormalities in sexual organs.
Researchers concluded that hyperuricemia is a probable cause of hemospermia.
UroLift offers minimally-invasive treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) without risk of sexual dysfunction.
Link between phthalates and possible genital defect in adolescent boys needs more study.
Men who abstain from eating meat have significantly reduced sperm levels and quality.
Fathering of dizygotic twins, a marker of high fertility, was not associated with increased risk of prostate cancer.
Success rates for in vitro fertilization seen in black women are half those of white women.
Researchers suggest male beverage consumption of caffeine and alcohol affects in vitro fertilization results.
Drinking alcohol confers higher rate of sexually transmitted infections and a drop in sperm quality.
Low levels of human β-defensin 1 (DEFB1) in sperm may explain some of the common causes of male infertility.
When it comes to sexual desire, men and women manifest significant differences.
Finding highlights need for better access to reproductive health care for all women.
Late, advanced stage relapse rarely seen and are treatable with standard therapy.
Sugar-sweetened beverage consumption adversely affects sperm motility.
About one in three endorse symptoms of PFD; many screen positive for Triad components.
As natural bacterial 'diversity' lessened, HIV viral load increased in infected men, researchers say.
Following surgery, improvement in sexual satisfaction correlated with improvements in all lower urinary tract symptoms.
Experts note study findings aren't definitive, and risk is minimal.
Increase in incidence of testicular germ cell tumors in Hispanic adolescents and young adults.
Chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome negatively impacts sperm concentration and other semen parameters.
Obesity a major risk factor for condition, experts say.
Sperm less viable in men who had been exposed to electromagnetic radiation of devices.
Acts as ovarian and uterine toxicant; animal studies demonstrate role as testicular toxicant.
Greatest protective effect observed in men circumcised at age 36 years or older.
Sperm function may have an upper age limit.
We sat down with Dr. Eid at his New York City office to ask him about the latest developments in penile implant therapy.
In a small study, the treatment was associated with a 4-fold increase in average ejaculation time.
Alpha blockers and 5-alpha reductase inhibitors increase the risk of ejaculatory dysfunction, a systematic review and meta-analysis shows.
Cumulative rates of clinical success were 87.2% at 3 months, 80.2% at 18 months, and 72.3% at 36 months (long term).
Higher levels of salivary alpha-amylase linked to longer time-to-pregnancy.
A study found similar surgical success rates with uterosacral ligament suspension and sacrospinous ligament fixation.
Low prepregnancy concentrations associated with increased risk of gestational diabetes.
Fertility rate not declining as much over time in teen girls with major mental illness versus unaffected girls.
Being born preterm or small for gestational age predicts low exercise capacity in otherwise healthy young men, a Swedish study found.
Excess risk of death found among children born to fathers aged 40 or older.
Collagenase clostridium histolyticum (Xioflex) is first non-surgical treatment to get FDA approval
Improved understanding of biosynthesis mechanisms will lead to better diagnoses and treatments for steroid hormone production disorders.
Favorable changes also observed in levels of reproductive hormones.
The effect of obesity on male infertility has been well established.
3-month urinary, sexual function scores predict 12-month outcomes in prostate cancer survivors.
Patients with hyperuricemia also had a high prevalence of lower urinary tract symptoms.
Hematospermia, or blood in the semen, can be quite alarming to many patients.
Higher intake of phytoestrogens by expectant mothers is associated with a reduced risk of delivering infants with hypospadias.
Infertility has decreased for married women aged 15 to 44 years; infertility levels stable for men.
Findings based on review of antioxidants versus placebo, no treatment, or another antioxidant.
Study findings suggest that flibanserin may be effective for treating hypoactive sexual desire disorder in post-menopausal women.
The condom has been through many revolutions in history, but has always had the same basic design: a rubber tube with one end sealed off.
Semen quality in Western countries has been declining over the past several decades, and we are beginning to understand why.
Intake in the 90th percentile or higher associated with a 30% decreased likelihood of this birth defect.
Independent association noted for males with 50 or more years of type 1 diabetes.
Little is known regarding dietary habits and male reproduction.
Significant improvements seen for ejaculatory control, sexual satisfaction, and distress
However, potential association found between non-organic high-fat diary products and hypospadias
How much time a man spends watching television every day may affect his sperm count.
In men taking daily opioids, duration of action, but not dose, affects risk of hypogonadism
The drug, which is approved for treating men with erectile dysfunction, benign prostatic hyperplasia, or both conditions, also improved orgasmic function.
Changes in sex hormone levels may adversely affect hematocrit and contribute to an increased prevalence of thromboembolic stroke and anemia.
Investigators have found that moderate exercise may increase sperm production and quality but heavy exercising may harm sperm characteristics.
The malignancy is three times more likely to develop in boys with cryptorchidism.
Those who had ever smoked marijuana were almost twice as likely as non-users of marijuana to develop the disease.
The relapse-free survival at 10 years was 83% and 54% for stage IIA and IIB patients, respectively.
A recent study published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine tested which is the better way to perform preoperative genital hair removal on men.
A new study suggests that a healthy intake of micronutrients is strongly associated with improved sperm DNA quality in older men.
A diet rich in walnuts may significantly help improve vitality, motility, and morphology of sperm in health men aged 21-35.
Researchers observe improvement in vitality, motility, and morphology.
Investigators report that diabetic women receiving insulin treatment may be at higher risk for specific complications of lubrication and orgasm.
Risk highest for nonseminoma and mixed histology tumors.
Compared with men who do not have psoriasis, those with the condition had a 27% increased risk of sexual dysfunction.
Researchers believe their findings suggest post-natal risk factors modify testicular cancer risk.
More than one quarter of adolescent and adult males aged 15-45 report not having a testicular exam during a routine physical in the previous 12 months as recommended in American Cancer Society guidelines, according to data presented at the American Urological Association 2012 annual meeting.
Diets high in saturated fats may be associated with reduce semen quality, according to researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital.
Higher total fat intake was negatively related to total sperm count and concentration in an analysis of data from 99 men.
SAN FRANCISCO—Men and women who suffer an acute pelvic fracture that is severe enough to require surgery have a significantly increased risk of a decrease in sexual function, British investigators reported here at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 2012 Annual Meeting,
ORLANDO, Fla.—Men who engage in moderate exercise have better sperm motility than sedentary men, according to a new prospective study presented at the American Society for Reproductive Medicine annual meeting.
ORLANDO, Fla.—As a man's sperm production declines, so does the proportion of sperm bearing the Y chromosome, thus decreasing the likelihood of siring a son, according to new data presented at the American Society for Reproductive Medicine annual meeting.
ORLANDO, Fla.—Better nutrition may make for better semen, according to two new studies presented at the American Society for Reproductive Medicine annual meeting.
ORLANDO, Fla.—Testosterone supplementation in elderly men with borderline low testosterone levels may not improve erectile dysfunction (ED) compared with placebo, new findings suggest.
A study comparing 325 men with palpable varicoceles and 510 men with vasectomy reversal without varicoceles revealed that men with varicocele had significantly lower testosterone levels than the comparison group (mean 416 vs. 469 ng/dL).
Serum levels of vitamin D are positively associated with sperm motility, suggesting a role for this nutrient in human sperm function, researchers reported in Human Reproduction (2011;26:1307-1317).
A study by Austrian and Canadian investigators suggests that cell phone use may reduce male fertility.
TESE/ICSI is effective in improving fertility in male cancer survivors, according to New York researchers.
A new study suggests that semen quality may be deteriorating in some parts of the world.
A new review suggests that men who are subfertile and trying to conceive a child may benefit from taking antioxidant supplements.
Salivary testosterone (Sal-T) can be used to diagnose androgen deficiency reliably in men with end-stage renal disease (ESRD), according to a Brazilian study.
Many male cancer patients may not be getting adequate advice and guidance when it comes to sperm banking. John Schieszer has the story in today's Medical Minute.
The FDA has approved a testosterone replacement therapy gel, a colorless and odorless preparation applied with one finger to the front and inner thighs.
Endocrinologist William Rosner, MD, Professor of Medicine at Columbia University in New York, explains to Renal & Urology News what impending testosterone-testing standardization—and the current lack of it—means to urology practice and research.
DENVER—Raw semen total motile count (TMC) is the best predictor of sperm motility and TMC after cryopreservation of sperm, according to study findings presented at the American Society of Reproductive Medicine annual meeting.
DENVER—Sperm quality may be related to the amount of dietary fat that men consume, according to researchers.
SAN FRANCISCO—Healthy lifestyle choices, such as not smoking and exercising regularly, may significantly impact urinary and sexual function, two studies suggest.
DENVER—Clomiphene citrate may enable subfertile men who are overweight or obese to increase testosterone levels and possibly improve semen parameters, according to a new study presented at the 66th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine.
Men who smoke more than 20 cigarettes a day have a 14% lower concentration of the protamine P2 than their nonsmoking counterparts, according to a study of 53 smokers and 63 nonsmokers.
Most men who undergo radiation therapy (RT) for prostate cancer will develop anejaculation, a new study shows.
CHICAGO—Testicular cancer survivors treated with chemotherapy and radiotherapy are at increased risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD), researchers reported at the American Society of Clinical Oncology annual meeting. These patients also are at higher risk for hypertension and diabetes.
Recurrence rates after percutaneous embolization are similar to those of surgery, researcher says.
BARCELONA—Alfuzosin 10 mg once-daily (OD) improves ejaculatory dysfunction in sexually active men with lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) suggestive of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), according to new findings presented here at the 25th Anniversary European Association of Urology Congress.
Infertile men may be at increased risk for high-grade prostate cancer (PCa), according to researchers at the University of California-San Francisco.
Statin therapy may induce primary hypogonadism and should be considered a possible confounding factor when evaluating testosterone levels in patients with erectile dysfunction (ED), according to Italian researchers.
Adult circumcision appears to have little clinical benefit in terms of preventing urinary tract infections, sexual transmitted diseases, and penile cancer, according to a systematic review of eight studies.
Single-surgeon series shows it can decrease operative time compared with traditional procedures.
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