Reproductive Medicine

High Alcohol Intake Harms Sperm Quality

High Alcohol Intake Harms Sperm Quality

Drinking alcohol confers higher rate of sexually transmitted infections and a drop in sperm quality.

Low Peptide Levels May Explain Some Male Infertility

Low Peptide Levels May Explain Some Male Infertility

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Low levels of human β-defensin 1 (DEFB1) in sperm may explain some of the common causes of male infertility.

Understanding Desire May Optimize Sexual Relationships

Understanding Desire May Optimize Sexual Relationships

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When it comes to sexual desire, men and women manifest significant differences.

Fertility Treatment More Likely in White Women

Fertility Treatment More Likely in White Women

Finding highlights need for better access to reproductive health care for all women.

Active Surveillance Effective in Testicular Cancer

Active Surveillance Effective in Testicular Cancer

Late, advanced stage relapse rarely seen and are treatable with standard therapy.

Sugary Beverages Reduce Semen Quality

Sugary Beverages Reduce Semen Quality

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Sugar-sweetened beverage consumption adversely affects sperm motility.

Pelvic Disorders Common in Female Triathletes

Pelvic Disorders Common in Female Triathletes

About one in three endorse symptoms of PFD; many screen positive for Triad components.

HIV Transmission Affected by Bacteria in Semen

HIV Transmission Affected by Bacteria in Semen

As natural bacterial 'diversity' lessened, HIV viral load increased in infected men, researchers say.

HoLEP for Enlarged Prostate Preserves Sexual Function

HoLEP for Enlarged Prostate Preserves Sexual Function

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Following surgery, improvement in sexual satisfaction correlated with improvements in all lower urinary tract symptoms.

Biking Tied to Prostate Cancer, Not Reproductive Health

Biking Tied to Prostate Cancer, Not Reproductive Health

Experts note study findings aren't definitive, and risk is minimal.

Testicular Cancer Incidence Rising in Young Hispanics

Testicular Cancer Incidence Rising in Young Hispanics

Increase in incidence of testicular germ cell tumors in Hispanic adolescents and young adults.

Male Fertility May Be Impaired by CP/CPPS

Male Fertility May Be Impaired by CP/CPPS

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Chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome negatively impacts sperm concentration and other semen parameters.

Gestational Diabetes Found in 1 in 10 Future Moms

Gestational Diabetes Found in 1 in 10 Future Moms

Obesity a major risk factor for condition, experts say.

Cellphones Can Harm Male Fertility

Cellphones Can Harm Male Fertility

Sperm less viable in men who had been exposed to electromagnetic radiation of devices.

Bisphenol A Toxic in Reproductive Health

Bisphenol A Toxic in Reproductive Health

Acts as ovarian and uterine toxicant; animal studies demonstrate role as testicular toxicant.

Circumcision May Cut Risk of Prostate Cancer

Circumcision May Cut Risk of Prostate Cancer

Greatest protective effect observed in men circumcised at age 36 years or older.

Sperm Functionality Declines After Age 35

Sperm Functionality Declines After Age 35

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Sperm function may have an upper age limit.

J. Francois Eid, MD: Penile Implant Therapy & Options

We sat down with Dr. Eid at his New York City office to ask him about the latest developments in penile implant therapy.

Pelvic Floor Exercises May Be Effective for Premature Ejaculation

Pelvic Floor Exercises May Be Effective for Premature Ejaculation

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In a small study, the treatment was associated with a 4-fold increase in average ejaculation time.

Ejaculatory Problems Linked to BPH Drugs

Ejaculatory Problems Linked to BPH Drugs

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Alpha blockers and 5-alpha reductase inhibitors increase the risk of ejaculatory dysfunction, a systematic review and meta-analysis shows.

Prostatic Artery Embolization Works for Enlarged Prostate

Prostatic Artery Embolization Works for Enlarged Prostate

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Cumulative rates of clinical success were 87.2% at 3 months, 80.2% at 18 months, and 72.3% at 36 months (long term).

Stress Raises Infertility Risk in Women

Stress Raises Infertility Risk in Women

Higher levels of salivary alpha-amylase linked to longer time-to-pregnancy.

Prolapse Procedures Show Comparable Efficacy

Prolapse Procedures Show Comparable Efficacy

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A study found similar surgical success rates with uterosacral ligament suspension and sacrospinous ligament fixation.

Sex Hormone-Binding Globulin Linked to Diabetes Risk

Sex Hormone-Binding Globulin Linked to Diabetes Risk

Low prepregnancy concentrations associated with increased risk of gestational diabetes.

Mentally Ill Teens Face Higher Fertility Rates

Mentally Ill Teens Face Higher Fertility Rates

Fertility rate not declining as much over time in teen girls with major mental illness versus unaffected girls.

Preterm Birth Predicts Low Exercise Capacity in Young Men

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Being born preterm or small for gestational age predicts low exercise capacity in otherwise healthy young men, a Swedish study found.

Children of Older Dads More Likely to Die Before Age 5

Children of Older Dads More Likely to Die Before Age 5

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Excess risk of death found among children born to fathers aged 40 or older.

TSPO Not Needed for Testosterone Production After All

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Improved understanding of biosynthesis mechanisms will lead to better diagnoses and treatments for steroid hormone production disorders.

Sexual Function in Women May Improve with Bariatric Surgery

Sexual Function in Women May Improve with Bariatric Surgery

Favorable changes also observed in levels of reproductive hormones.

Bariatric Surgery Does Not Improve Male Infertility

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The effect of obesity on male infertility has been well established.

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