Reproductive Medicine

Screening Blood Donations for Zika Virus Is Costly, Low Yield

Screening Blood Donations for Zika Virus Is Costly, Low Yield

Nine donations were confirmed positive; 6 of these had travelled to ZIKV-active areas.

Spermatogenesis Still Occurs in Men With Testicular Cancer

Spermatogenesis Still Occurs in Men With Testicular Cancer

Spermatogenesis often occurs away from tumor; findings may aid fertility planning, sperm retrieval.

ZIKV RNA Often ID'd in Semen of Men With Symptomatic Infection

ZIKV RNA Often ID'd in Semen of Men With Symptomatic Infection

Drop in ZIKV RNA shedding in semen seen within 3 months after illness onset but can persist longer.

Low Sperm Count Linked With Cardiometabolic Conditions, Hypogonadism

Low Sperm Count Linked With Cardiometabolic Conditions, Hypogonadism

Low sperm counts linked to hypogonadism, higher BMI, hypertension, dyslipidemia, metabolic syndrome

Daily Pill Promising for Male Birth Control

Daily Pill Promising for Male Birth Control

Dimethandrolone undecanoate lowers testosterone; well tolerated, mild effects of weight gain, lower HDL

Cyclists Have No Worse Sexual or Urinary Functions

Cyclists Have No Worse Sexual or Urinary Functions

No worse sexual or urinary function, but incidence of urethral stricture higher than swimmers/runners.

Genome Editing OK to Prevent Disease, Scientists Say

Genome Editing OK to Prevent Disease, Scientists Say

Majority of survey respondents support gene editing to treat diseases but not human enhancement.

Twenty-Seven Viruses Can Be Detected in Semen

Twenty-Seven Viruses Can Be Detected in Semen

Human semen contains 27 different viruses.

Zika Virus Remains in Semen Shorter Than 6 Months

Zika Virus Remains in Semen Shorter Than 6 Months

The maximum duration of detectable Zika in semen in the study was 45 days.

Topical 4% Benzocaine Wipes Can Reduce Premature Ejaculation Symptoms

Topical 4% Benzocaine Wipes Can Reduce Premature Ejaculation Symptoms

Men in the treatment group also reported greater improvement in distress relating to intercourse, control of ejaculation, and satisfaction with sexual intercourse.

Smartphone Can Test Semen Quality and Gauge Fertility

Smartphone Can Test Semen Quality and Gauge Fertility

Researchers tested an automated smartphone-based semen analyzer.

Injectable Male Contraceptive Has Troublesome Side Effects

Injectable Male Contraceptive Has Troublesome Side Effects

The most common side effects were acne, increased libido, muscle pain, and mood and emotional disorders.

Complete Genome of Zika Virus Obtained From Sperm

Complete Genome of Zika Virus Obtained From Sperm

The researchers were able to isolate Zika from the semen sample in a British man recovering from the virus contracted in the Caribbean.

Lower Quality Semen in Offspring Conceived With ICIS

Lower Quality Semen in Offspring Conceived With ICIS

Intracytoplasmic sperm injection linked with lower quantity and quality of offspring's sperm.

Zika Virus Found in Spermatoza

Zika Virus Found in Spermatoza

Investigators examined semen samples under a microscope and found Zika present in spermatoza as well.

Doctors Should Discuss Zika With Patients

Doctors Should Discuss Zika With Patients

Patient history, including assessment of travel, necessary to assess risk.

Any Sex Partner Can Transmit Zika, CDC Says

Any Sex Partner Can Transmit Zika, CDC Says

While mosquitoes are by far the most common form of transmission, cases of sexual transmission can occur.

First Case of Female-To-Male Transmission of Zika Virus

First Case of Female-To-Male Transmission of Zika Virus

After visiting an endemic area, a New York City woman is the first reported case of female-to-male Zika virus transmission.

Penile Sensitivity Unaffected by Newborn Circumcision, Study Finds

Penile Sensitivity Unaffected by Newborn Circumcision, Study Finds

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New study challenges a view that the foreskin is the most sensitive part of the adult penis.

How Does Zika Infection Lead to Microcephaly?

How Does Zika Infection Lead to Microcephaly?

The pathogen appears to attack cells crucial to the developing fetal brain.

Zika Virus Can Be Sexually Transmitted

Zika Virus Can Be Sexually Transmitted

Men returning from a Zika-infected area should abstain from sex or use a condom.

How to Prevent Sexual Transmission of Zika Virus

How to Prevent Sexual Transmission of Zika Virus

After 3 reported cases of possible sexual transmission of Zika virus, the CDC has released interim guidelines to prevent sexual transmission.

Infertile Men at Greater Risk for Health Problems

Infertile Men at Greater Risk for Health Problems

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Their risk for heart disease and diabetes was, respectively, 48% and 30% higher when compared with fertile men.

Ebola Virus Can Remain in Semen of Survivors

Ebola Virus Can Remain in Semen of Survivors

Two studies describe sexual transmission from survivor, persistence of Ebola virus RNA in semen.

Vasectomy Not Linked With Decreased Sexual Intercourse

Vasectomy Not Linked With Decreased Sexual Intercourse

Vasectomized men, women with vasectomized partner have higher odds of weekly sex.

Weight Gain in Adulthood Linked to Lower Fertility in Women

Weight Gain in Adulthood Linked to Lower Fertility in Women

Correlations also seen for being overweight, obese in adulthood, being underweight at age 18.

Addyi Approved to Treat Women with Low Sexual Desire

Addyi Approved to Treat Women with Low Sexual Desire

Addyi to treat generalized hypoactive sexual desire disorder among premenopausal women.

Processed Meat Linked to Lower IVF Fertilization Rates

Processed Meat Linked to Lower IVF Fertilization Rates

Higher fertilization rates among couples in which male partners have highest intake of poultry.

Many Cancer Patients Unaware of Ways to Preserve Fertility

Many Cancer Patients Unaware of Ways to Preserve Fertility

Almost 1 in 3 not told cancer treatment might affect future fertility.

Erectile Dysfunction More Prevalent in Illicit Users of Amphetamine

Erectile Dysfunction More Prevalent in Illicit Users of Amphetamine

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Amphetamine users were twice as likely as non-users to experience erectile dysfunction.

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