A Dozen Ways to Healthy Sperm

I know its hard to fathom but spring is almost here. Out East, they’re buried in snow. Out West, the specials this week are flooding and mudslides. Nevertheless, soon enough, birds and bees will fill the air and thoughts of more than just pollination will cross the minds of many.

So, how do you make your sperm as healthy and fit as they can be? Well, the body makes sperm, so anything that effects overall health can affect sperm. [Read more…]

Imagine a World Without Male Infertility

Forgive me for dreaming, but it’s the New Year and a great time to think about what the future holds, if only for a moment. Maybe you have a vision for what you’d like to see happen, whether political, financial, personal or global. Here is a deeply felt professional vision that constantly inspires me. [Read more…]

Overcoming Infertility + Fighting Stereotypes of Girlhood

Jennifer Hanin, author of What to Do When You Can’t Get Pregnant.
Options for couples facing fertility issues.
Issues: Advances in natural products for women; new supplements, medications, and treatment protocols; the latest in egg freezing, vitrification, gender selection, and genetic testing.

Melissa Atkins Wardy, author of Redefining Girly.
Topic: How parents can fight the stereotyping and sexualizing of girlhood
Issues: How to redefine girly in your home; getting friends and family on board; navigating kids’ play; how to avoid stereotyping girls and boys; saying no to sexed-up toys and too-sexy-too-soon parties.

News from Below the Belt: It’s All about Sperm

Sperm is making headlines again. Some of the news is good, some not so much. On the good side, recent studies have found that drinking coffee and alcohol (within reason, of course) doesn’t hurt a man’s fertility. Also on the good side is that exercise may boost your sperm count, as will a diet that […]

Sexual Side Effects of Prostate Cancer Treatment – Dr. Drew Meets Prostate Cancer

He watched it for a year, and then he had it removed. Dr. Drew’s recent encounter with prostate cancer is, alas, a common story written by an all-too-familiar cancer. Trusting the intuition of his doctors, he played his cards beautifully and has undoubtedly trumped his opponent for good. Sex and the Prostate What drew me to this story was […]

Pregnancy after a Vasectomy

If you’ve had a vasectomy, you might not consider your chances of having a baby to be particularly high. However, thanks to huge advances in fertility treatment–namely PESA, TESE and ICSI–the route to fatherhood is much more achievable than it was during the mid-1990’s.

A vasectomy is a permanent form of contraception for men which prevents the chance of pregnancy. It involves disconnecting the tube that carries sperms from the testicles to the penis, meaning that no sperm is present when you ejaculate.

You can have a vasectomy reversal to restore your fertility and allow you to conceive, however, the procedure is not always successful and your chances of conception after a vasectomy reversal depend on a number of factors, such as the time since your vasectomy and the type of vasectomy you had. However, many men do not realize that there are alternatives available which allow you to conceive without undergoing a reversal operation.
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