Want to boost your sperm quality? Try tomato puree 

A compound found in tomatoes could help tackle fertility problems in men, scientists say. A dietary supplement containing lycopene - a pigment that gives tomatoes their red colour - has been shown to boost overall sperm quality with improvements to their size and shape and swimming capabilities

Want to boost your sperm quality? Try tomato puree Healthy men who took the equivalent of two tablespoons of (concentrated) tomato puree a day as a supplement were found to have better quality sperm. Male infertility affects up to half of the couples who cannot conceive. Fertility experts said more studies were needed involving men known to have fertility problems. National Health Service (NHS) […]

Sexual health: How much semen is considered normal?

Ever wondered how much semen volume is normal? Read on to find out

Sexual health: How much semen is considered normal?It’s silly, embarrassing and oftentimes built by a male-dominant culture, but it’s time to admit it: Men really do compare the size of their members, whether it’s up to ‘standards’ or simply just ‘average.’ However, experts are starting to argue that if men should be measuring something in their reproductive system, it shouldn’t be penis […]

‘Infertility, no longer a female-centric issue’

Dr Nameeta Mokashi Bhalerao, a Fertility Consultant, Nova IVI Fertility, Pune, shares her insights about infertility, how it is triggered and how to diagnose it

‘Infertility, no longer a female-centric issue’Infertility is a condition where a couple is unable to conceive naturally despite having unprotected sex for a year. For a long time infertility has been perceived as a female-centric issue. However, of the infertility cases reported, 37% is related to the man, 38% to the woman, and the remaining 25% to unknown causes. Infertility […]

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

Men who delay starting a family have a ticking ‘biological clock,’ just like women, which may affect the health of their partners and children; according to Rutgers researchers

Men who delay fatherhood put health of partners, unborn children at riskThe 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 […]

Male pregnancy could be a reality with a new medical procedure

Infertile people, as well as same-sex couples, may soon be able to have their own biological babies. Scientists have been exploring a new procedure that uses a person’s skin to make a baby

Male pregnancy could be a reality with a new medical procedureUsing ordinary skin cells, scientists were able to create artificial sperm and eggs in the laboratory. The process, tested in animal subjects, appeared effective in growing a baby with genes from parents that donated skin cells. This might help male pregnancy become a reality. The induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) were first reported effective to […]

Male contraceptive pill crosses the human clinical trial hurdle

Birth control pills have been around for the past six decades but have been for use of women only. A team of researchers this week have announced the success of the first male birth control pill that could safely prevent pregnancy

Male contraceptive pill crosses the human clinical trial hurdleThe findings of the study were presented on March 24 at ENDO 2019, the Endocrine Society’s annual conference. The results of the study are published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, Volume 104, Issue 3, March 2019. The team announced that the new drug called 11-beta-MNTDC, has passed a 28-day trial with the […]

Indian scientists develop injection which acts as a new male contraceptive

This injection has been developed by a team of researchers from the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR). According to the researchers, the effect of the injection will last for 13 years. Apart from animal trails, this injection has been tested on the 303 human males, as well

Indian scientists develop injection which acts as a new male contraceptiveWhen it comes to birth control, women usually stick to the pill or the partner uses a condom during coitus; there are however alternatives to prevent pregnancies. Birth control is not purely a woman’s responsibility; men too have means to prevent pregnancies. Now, Indians scientists have made a new male contraceptive option which can ensure […]

Recurrent miscarriage linked to faulty sperm, reveal researchers

Fathers’ faulty sperm could be an underlying cause of repeated miscarriages, which have typically been attributed to health problems with the mother, according to a new study

Recurrent miscarriage linked to faulty sperm, reveal researchersThe early-stage study, from scientists at Imperial College London, investigated the sperm quality of 50 men whose partners had suffered three or more consecutive miscarriages. The research, published in the journal Clinical Chemistry, revealed that, compared to men whose partners had not experienced miscarriages, the sperm of those involved in the study had higher levels […]

Wearing boxer shorts can help improve sperm counts, finds study

Men who wear boxers most of the time may be more fertile than those who opt for jockeys and briefs, a new study suggests

Wearing boxer shorts can help improve sperm counts, finds studyWearing looser underpants could be a simple way for men to improve their sperm count and the hormones that control it, a US study suggests. In a study of 656 men, by researchers at Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, in the US, boxer short wearers had a 25% higher sperm concentration than men […]

Adding nuts to your diet can help improve sperm quality

Grazing on nuts may boost men’s fertility, according to doctors who found that a daily snack of almonds, hazelnuts and walnuts increased the number and quality of the sperm men produced

Adding nuts to your diet can help improve sperm qualityMen who ate about two handfuls of mixed almonds, hazelnuts and walnuts daily for 14 weeks improved their sperm count and had more viable ‘swimmers’, scientists found. The study comes amid a decline in sperm counts across the Western world, linked to pollution, smoking and diet. Researchers said there was growing evidence a healthy diet […]