Testosterone levels in your body are controlled by a complex system that includes your brain, testes, and several different hormones. Testosterone levels begin to increase in males during puberty. Men reach peak levels during adolescence and young adulthood. At about age 30, men start to drop their testosterone by about 1% per year. The hypothalamus, …Continue Reading
Infertility in the Media – Outlander
The Outlander books are a favorite of mine as the love child of my two favorite genres, science fiction and historical fiction. Only when I finished all the massive books (including the Lord John tangent, don’t skip those!) did I let myself watch the Netflix show. For more personal reasons than most, I’m forever grateful …Continue Reading
Do Electronic Devices Cause Infertility?
Cell phones, laptops, tablets—these devices have become so engrained in our everyday routines that we often forget their role in our health. You may have heard at some point that keeping your phone in your pocket could cause cancer or infertility. Likewise, the rise of 5G wireless data has brought up concerns over its potential …Continue Reading
The Effects of Testosterone on Sperm Production…
A common assumption is that taking in more testosterone increases sperm production and improves sperm quality. The counterintuitive truth, however, is that supplementing with testosterone medication or boosters actually inhibits sperm production. For sperm production to occur, the available testosterone must be made naturally in the testicles. The majority of male testosterone is produced and found …Continue Reading
COVID Vaccine Study on IVF & Early Pregnancy Outcomes
A group of physicians reported their findings on whether COVID mRNA vaccines affected IVF (in vitro fertilization) or FET (frozen embryo transfer) cycle outcomes. They included 222 vaccinated patients and 983 unvaccinated patients undergoing IVF, and reported no difference in fertilization rate, number of eggs retrieved, number of mature eggs, blastocyst formation rate, or euploidy rate. They …Continue Reading
Is Your Lifestyle Causing Infertility?
Infertility is an issue that affects millions of American couples. It is often seen as a female problem, even though millions of men have sought out the services of a fertility expert in the past decade. The presence and quality of sperm remains variable among the male population, and there are things that men with …Continue Reading
Are You Masturbating The Right Way?
Believe it or not, you can masturbate badly. We’re not talking about it being bad to masturbate – that’s between you and yourself! But many, many men develop solo sexual habits that can ultimately have a deleterious effect on their partnered sex life. For many couples, the subject of masturbation never comes up or they …Continue Reading
Infertility in The Media: Cryopreservation
My husband was watching The Rookie (Season 1 Episode 13 · Caught Stealing), and my ears perk up when I hear the words “fertility center.” Plot line is a lesbian couple that separated, and one partner stole the embryos from the center. There are two great aspects of talk about here, and both get a …Continue Reading
STUDY ON THE COVID-19 VACCINES AND THEIR EFFECT ON MALE FERTILITY
The Miller School of Medicine at University of Miami is studying what effect, if any, the COVID-19 vaccines might have on sperm. The study’s principal investigator, Ranjith Ramasamy, M.D. is an associate professor and director of reproductive urology. “Based on the mechanism by which mRNA acts, we do not expect the COVID-19 vaccines will have an impact on Male …Continue Reading
Infertility in the Media: Semen Analysis
For anyone who has met me, I am a very passionate individual. If you get me on a roll about a topic that interests me, it can sometimes be hard to slow me down. One topic I can talk about endlessly is the representation of infertility in the media. I get incredibly excited when I …Continue Reading