Reproductive Medicine

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.

Infertile Men Have Higher Cancer Risks

Infertile Men Have Higher Cancer Risks

Risk of testicular cancer, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, all cancers up vs. men who have undergone vasectomy.

Poor Semen Quality Linked to High-Pesticide Produce

Poor Semen Quality Linked to High-Pesticide Produce

Men in highest quartile of high-pesticide residue fruit, vegetable intake have lower sperm count.

Physical Labor, High BP, Multiple Meds Affect Male Fertility

Physical Labor, High BP, Multiple Meds Affect Male Fertility

All among the factors that may lower sperm quality and make men less fertile

Pre-Natal Phthalate Exposure May Affect Male Fertility

Pre-Natal Phthalate Exposure May Affect Male Fertility

Shorter anogenital distance has been linked to infertility and low sperm count

Higher Pregnancy After Vasectomy Reversal With Same Partner

Higher Pregnancy After Vasectomy Reversal With Same Partner

Fertility outcomes improved for men who have same female partner as before vasectomy.

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.

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