Reproductive Medicine

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.

EPIC Scores Predict Urinary, Sexual Function

EPIC Scores Predict Urinary, Sexual Function

3-month urinary, sexual function scores predict 12-month outcomes in prostate cancer survivors.

Hyperuricemia May Have a Role in Hematospermia

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Patients with hyperuricemia also had a high prevalence of lower urinary tract symptoms.

Hematospermia: A Long List of Possible Causes

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Hematospermia, or blood in the semen, can be quite alarming to many patients.

Phytoestrogens Lower Hypospadias Risk

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Higher intake of phytoestrogens by expectant mothers is associated with a reduced risk of delivering infants with hypospadias.

CDC: Infertility Rates Lower for Married Women

CDC: Infertility Rates Lower for Married Women

Infertility has decreased for married women aged 15 to 44 years; infertility levels stable for men.

Antioxidants Don't Boost Fertility in Subfertile Women

Antioxidants Don't Boost Fertility in Subfertile Women

Findings based on review of antioxidants versus placebo, no treatment, or another antioxidant.

FDA Approval Sought for Female Sexual Disorder Drug

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Study findings suggest that flibanserin may be effective for treating hypoactive sexual desire disorder in post-menopausal women.

The Condom: Past, Present, and Future

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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.

TV Watchers Risk Low Sperm Counts

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Semen quality in Western countries has been declining over the past several decades, and we are beginning to understand why.

High Maternal Phytoestrogen Intake Lowers Hypospadias Risk

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Intake in the 90th percentile or higher associated with a 30% decreased likelihood of this birth defect.

CVD Linked to Sexual Dysfunction in Type 1 Diabetes

CVD Linked to Sexual Dysfunction in Type 1 Diabetes

Independent association noted for males with 50 or more years of type 1 diabetes.

High Fat Diet May Lower Sperm Count

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Little is known regarding dietary habits and male reproduction.

Topical Anesthetics Effective for Premature Ejaculation

Topical Anesthetics Effective for Premature Ejaculation

Significant improvements seen for ejaculatory control, sexual satisfaction, and distress

Hypospadias Not Related to Organic Diet During Pregnancy

Hypospadias Not Related to Organic Diet During Pregnancy

However, potential association found between non-organic high-fat diary products and hypospadias

Sperm Count Found to Be Lower in Couch Potatoes

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How much time a man spends watching television every day may affect his sperm count.

Long-Acting Daily Opioids Increase Risk of Hypogonadism

Long-Acting Daily Opioids Increase Risk of Hypogonadism

In men taking daily opioids, duration of action, but not dose, affects risk of hypogonadism

Tadalafil Found to Ease Ejaculatory Problems

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The drug, which is approved for treating men with erectile dysfunction, benign prostatic hyperplasia, or both conditions, also improved orgasmic function.

Male Sex Hormone Changes May Increase Stroke Risk

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Changes in sex hormone levels may adversely affect hematocrit and contribute to an increased prevalence of thromboembolic stroke and anemia.

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