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Men who consume junk food at a higher risk of low sperm count, male infertility

A new study found that western diets were associated with low sperm count. The findings support prior research indicating that a healthy diet leads to healthy sperm. However, claims that the damage is permanent isn’t proven. According to some reports, eating junk food in adolescence could irreversibly damage sperm. Here’s why you’re reading the alarmist […]

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Male infertility linked to prostate cancer risk, reveals study

The research – in the British Medical Journal – looked at 1.2 million pregnancies in Sweden over 20 years. Men who had ICSI – a treatment specifically for male infertility – had an increased prostate cancer risk. But Prostate Cancer UK said researchers must look at a much broader age range before concluding men who […]

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Men who delay fatherhood put health of partners, unborn children at risk

The study, which reviewed 40 years of research on the effect of parental age on fertility, pregnancy and the health of children, was published in the journal Maturitas. “While it is widely accepted that physiological changes that occur in women after 35 can affect conception, pregnancy and the health of the child, most men do […]

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Common causes of female infertility and ways to deal with it

Motherhood is every woman’s dream. For any woman trying to start a family, an infertility diagnosis can be shattering. It is recommended that couples should visit a fertility specialist if they haven’t been able to conceive even after one year of unprotected sex. For women with age above 35, this duration falls to six months. […]

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Does the male partner share equal responsibility for infertility?

Male infertility can be the result of either insufficient or absent production of sperms or blockage in the transport of the sperms/semen. Hormonal abnormalities are known to decrease sperm production. These can occur due to abnormalities in the thyroid, the pituitary, or local defects in the testes, failing to recognise the hormones, and thus, not […]

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‘Sexual dysfunctions, a reason behind infertility’

While discussing about problems faced by couples in conceiving a child, experts mentioned unconsummated marriage as one of the reasons. Usually, couples do not realise that penetration hasn’t happened and they mistake this problem as infertility. “When couples come to me with a problem in getting pregnant, in most cases the hymen is intact. The […]

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Men with less or no sperm count can become fathers too

It is widely reported that there are 27–30 million people in India facing infertility. About 1 per cent of the male population in the country suffers from Azoospermia, a condition associated with very negligible or no sperm count in the semen. Until recent times, the only two options available for men suffering from this condition […]

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