Reproductive Medicine News Archive
Researchers tested an automated smartphone-based semen analyzer.
The most common side effects were acne, increased libido, muscle pain, and mood and emotional disorders.
The researchers were able to isolate Zika from the semen sample in a British man recovering from the virus contracted in the Caribbean.
Intracytoplasmic sperm injection linked with lower quantity and quality of offspring's sperm.
Investigators examined semen samples under a microscope and found Zika present in spermatoza as well.
Use of 5ARIs for BPH was associated with a statistically significant increased, pooled relative risk for sexual dysfunction.
Patient history, including assessment of travel, necessary to assess risk.
While mosquitoes are by far the most common form of transmission, cases of sexual transmission can occur.
After visiting an endemic area, a New York City woman is the first reported case of female-to-male Zika virus transmission.
New study challenges a view that the foreskin is the most sensitive part of the adult penis.
The protective effect is strongest for low-risk disease.
The pathogen appears to attack cells crucial to the developing fetal brain.
Men returning from a Zika-infected area should abstain from sex or use a condom.
Larger studies and long-term follow-up needed to determine possible risks of treatment.
After 3 reported cases of possible sexual transmission of Zika virus, the CDC has released interim guidelines to prevent sexual transmission.
Their risk for heart disease and diabetes was, respectively, 48% and 30% higher when compared with fertile men.
Two studies describe sexual transmission from survivor, persistence of Ebola virus RNA in semen.
Vasectomized men, women with vasectomized partner have higher odds of weekly sex.
Correlations also seen for being overweight, obese in adulthood, being underweight at age 18.
Addyi to treat generalized hypoactive sexual desire disorder among premenopausal women.
Higher fertilization rates among couples in which male partners have highest intake of poultry.
Almost 1 in 3 not told cancer treatment might affect future fertility.
Having sex 3-4 times a week was associated with a significantly greater stone passage rate than tamsulosin or standard medical therapy.
Amphetamine users were twice as likely as non-users to experience erectile dysfunction.
Researchers identify depression as the most important determinant.
Survey of minority men aged 18-25 showed that 57.2% indicated that they or their partner did not use birth control at their last sexual encounter.
Risk of testicular cancer, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, all cancers up vs. men who have undergone vasectomy.
Lower levels have no significant effect; findings consistent in racially diverse population.
Men in highest quartile of high-pesticide residue fruit, vegetable intake have lower sperm count.
All among the factors that may lower sperm quality and make men less fertile
Shorter anogenital distance has been linked to infertility and low sperm count
Fertility outcomes improved for men who have same female partner as before vasectomy.
Only one out of five heart attack patients gets advice from their doctor about sexual activity, and what information they do get often is misguided.
A single mutated gene may lead to infertility by causing abnormalities in sexual organs.
Researchers concluded that hyperuricemia is a probable cause of hemospermia.
Link between phthalates and possible genital defect in adolescent boys needs more study.
Men who abstain from eating meat have significantly reduced sperm levels and quality.
Fathering of dizygotic twins, a marker of high fertility, was not associated with increased risk of prostate cancer.
Success rates for in vitro fertilization seen in black women are half those of white women.
Researchers suggest male beverage consumption of caffeine and alcohol affects in vitro fertilization results.
Drinking alcohol confers higher rate of sexually transmitted infections and a drop in sperm quality.
Low levels of human β-defensin 1 (DEFB1) in sperm may explain some of the common causes of male infertility.
When it comes to sexual desire, men and women manifest significant differences.
High rates of preserved sexual function with combination beam plus brachytherapy.
Finding highlights need for better access to reproductive health care for all women.
Late, advanced stage relapse rarely seen and are treatable with standard therapy.
Sugar-sweetened beverage consumption adversely affects sperm motility.
About one in three endorse symptoms of PFD; many screen positive for Triad components.
As natural bacterial 'diversity' lessened, HIV viral load increased in infected men, researchers say.
Following surgery, improvement in sexual satisfaction correlated with improvements in all lower urinary tract symptoms.
Experts note study findings aren't definitive, and risk is minimal.
Increase in incidence of testicular germ cell tumors in Hispanic adolescents and young adults.
Chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome negatively impacts sperm concentration and other semen parameters.
Obesity a major risk factor for condition, experts say.
Sperm less viable in men who had been exposed to electromagnetic radiation of devices.
Acts as ovarian and uterine toxicant; animal studies demonstrate role as testicular toxicant.
Greatest protective effect observed in men circumcised at age 36 years or older.
Sperm function may have an upper age limit.
PSA bounce was associated with significantly higher scores on the International Index of Erectile Function-15 questionnaire.
Intrauterine insemination success rates decrease by 20% with each 10-year increment in men's age.
Ejaculatory function worsens, however, in men taking 5 alpha-reductase inhibitors.
In a small study, the treatment was associated with a 4-fold increase in average ejaculation time.
Alpha blockers and 5-alpha reductase inhibitors increase the risk of ejaculatory dysfunction, a systematic review and meta-analysis shows.
Cumulative rates of clinical success were 87.2% at 3 months, 80.2% at 18 months, and 72.3% at 36 months (long term).
Higher levels of salivary alpha-amylase linked to longer time-to-pregnancy.
A study found similar surgical success rates with uterosacral ligament suspension and sacrospinous ligament fixation.
Low prepregnancy concentrations associated with increased risk of gestational diabetes.
Fertility rate not declining as much over time in teen girls with major mental illness versus unaffected girls.
Fear of intimate partner violence linked to inconsistent condom use.
Being born preterm or small for gestational age predicts low exercise capacity in otherwise healthy young men, a Swedish study found.
Sexual inactivity is common but not bothersome to many women, study shows.
Excess risk of death found among children born to fathers aged 40 or older.
Improved understanding of biosynthesis mechanisms will lead to better diagnoses and treatments for steroid hormone production disorders.
Favorable changes also observed in levels of reproductive hormones.
The effect of obesity on male infertility has been well established.
3-month urinary, sexual function scores predict 12-month outcomes in prostate cancer survivors.
Patients with hyperuricemia also had a high prevalence of lower urinary tract symptoms.
Hematospermia, or blood in the semen, can be quite alarming to many patients.
Higher intake of phytoestrogens by expectant mothers is associated with a reduced risk of delivering infants with hypospadias.
Infertility has decreased for married women aged 15 to 44 years; infertility levels stable for men.
Findings based on review of antioxidants versus placebo, no treatment, or another antioxidant.
Study findings suggest that flibanserin may be effective for treating hypoactive sexual desire disorder in post-menopausal women.
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.
Semen quality in Western countries has been declining over the past several decades, and we are beginning to understand why.
Intake in the 90th percentile or higher associated with a 30% decreased likelihood of this birth defect.
Independent association noted for males with 50 or more years of type 1 diabetes.
Little is known regarding dietary habits and male reproduction.
Significant improvements seen for ejaculatory control, sexual satisfaction, and distress
However, potential association found between non-organic high-fat diary products and hypospadias
In men taking daily opioids, duration of action, but not dose, affects risk of hypogonadism
The drug, which is approved for treating men with erectile dysfunction, benign prostatic hyperplasia, or both conditions, also improved orgasmic function.
Changes in sex hormone levels may adversely affect hematocrit and contribute to an increased prevalence of thromboembolic stroke and anemia.
The malignancy is three times more likely to develop in boys with cryptorchidism.
Those who had ever smoked marijuana were almost twice as likely as non-users of marijuana to develop the disease.
The relapse-free survival at 10 years was 83% and 54% for stage IIA and IIB patients, respectively.
Researchers observe improvement in vitality, motility, and morphology.
Risk highest for nonseminoma and mixed histology tumors.
Compared with men who do not have psoriasis, those with the condition had a 27% increased risk of sexual dysfunction.
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