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Getting Healthy May Improve Men's Fertility
Health problems that seem unrelated to men's fertility — like diabetes or high blood pressure — may damage men's sperm. And men can take steps that can both improve their overall health and make them more fertile.
Perfect Parenting Pressures Could Affect Mental Health
Becoming a parent for the first time can be hard for some people. But some new parents may risk developing a mental disorder when they also face social pressures to be perfect parents.
Safe, New Ways to Make a Baby
For couples unable to conceive a baby on their own, technology has made tremendous strides in helping them. Even men who cannot produce sperm in their semen have good options.
Couch Potatoes' Sperm Counts Lower
While you're lazily flipping channels on the remote, your sperm may be lazing about as well. But get up and exercise, and your sperm may get up and going too.
Dad, Don't Suck it Up
Mental illness often runs in families. Children are generally at a higher risk for a mental disorder if a parent has one. These patterns can show up very early in children's lives.
And This Little Sperm Went… Where?
As the world around us continues changing, what's going on inside us can change too. Changes in the environment may play a part in long-term decline in French men's sperm quality.
Potential for Hormone-Free Male "Pill"
Wouldn't it be nice to have a male contraceptive pill without side effects? No such drug is in development yet, but a recent genetic discovery has shown it's possible.
Stage Fright When Conceiving a Baby
There's nothing like the pressure to perform to add insult to injury if a man is having problems getting an erection. But this can occur when a couple is planning to have a baby.
Fathering a Baby? Eat Better!
According to the old adage, you are what you eat, but for men eating fatty foods, their diets may be affecting their sperm counts too. A new study reveals that the amount and types of fat consumed by men may be associated with the quality of their semen. Limit fatty foods and consume more unsaturated fats than saturated ones. In a study led by Jill Attaman, of Vincent Obstetrics and Gynecology at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical Center, researchers looked at the diets of 99 primarily Caucasian American men who attended a fertility clinic between 2006 and 2010. ...
Receding Economy Recedes Fertility
Money talks, and educated people listen. Raising children is expensive, and intelligent, forward-thinking individuals are less likely to procreate in the current uncertain economy.