Reproductive Medicine

Mutated Gene May Cause Infertility

Mutated Gene May Cause Infertility

A single mutated gene may lead to infertility by causing abnormalities in sexual organs.

Blood in Semen Linked to High Uric Acid

Blood in Semen Linked to High Uric Acid

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Researchers concluded that hyperuricemia is a probable cause of hemospermia.

UroLift Preserves Sexual Function in Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) Patients

UroLift Preserves Sexual Function in Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) Patients

UroLift offers minimally-invasive treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) without risk of sexual dysfunction.

Chemicals in Plastic Impact Genital Development in Boys

Chemicals in Plastic Impact Genital Development in Boys

Link between phthalates and possible genital defect in adolescent boys needs more study.

Vegetarian Diet Lowers Sperm Quality

Vegetarian Diet Lowers Sperm Quality

Men who abstain from eating meat have significantly reduced sperm levels and quality.

Prostate Cancer Risk Not Linked to Fertility

Prostate Cancer Risk Not Linked to Fertility

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Fathering of dizygotic twins, a marker of high fertility, was not associated with increased risk of prostate cancer.

Fertility Treatment Less Effective in Black Women

Fertility Treatment Less Effective in Black Women

Success rates for in vitro fertilization seen in black women are half those of white women.

Caffeine Hinders While Alcohol Aids Infertility Therapy in Men

Caffeine Hinders While Alcohol Aids Infertility Therapy in Men

Researchers suggest male beverage consumption of caffeine and alcohol affects in vitro fertilization results.

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.

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