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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Zinc Deficiency & Testosterone Production

Zinc is an essential trace mineral required by every cell in the body. Zinc deficiency is prevalent worldwide and can contribute to many health problems, such as poor neurological function, weakened immunity, allergies, thinning hair, leaky gut, chronic fatigue syndrome, changes in taste and smell, weight gain/loss, rashes, and acne. Some research also shows that …

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Hope for Infertile Couples: Advanced Sperm Search

Extended Sperm Search and Microfreeze (ESSM) is a revolutionary procedure that can detect sperm in previously diagnosed azoospermic men. The procedure is non-invasive, painless, and has found sperm in upt to 44% of cases. Here’s a break down of the process and equipment we use in our lab to perform this procedure. THE INVERTED MICROSCOPE …

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Slow Freeze versus Microfreeze

Male Infertility: Why Microfreeze is Superior to Slow freezing for Low Sperm Counts The successful freezing and thawing of reproductive tissue first occurred in the 1950s. The method implemented then, which we now refer to as ‘slow freezing’, is still utilized in every reproductive laboratory today. The method combines 2 protective aspects, which work together …

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