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Understanding the risk factors of infertility

March 1, 20182 comments
The actual diagnosis of infertility is given after a couple fails to conceive after a year of intercourse. There are certain criteria that can help you find out if you and your partner are at risk of being diagnosed with infertility, a condition that affects 10-15% of all couples in the United States. While seeing […]
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Can using a laptop make you infertile?

February 23, 20182 comments
Could technology make you infertile? The problem may be resting on your lap. A study published last week shows sperm counts in western men have been falling for the last 40 years. There are some theories about why it’s happening: smoking, obesity and stress among the culprits — but scientists do not have a definitive […]
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New technique overcomes genetic cause of infertility

February 23, 20181 comment
Usually, girls have two X chromosomes (XX) and boys have one X and one Y (XY), but approximately 1 in 500 boys are born with an extra X or Y. Having three rather than two sex chromosomes can disrupt formation of mature sperm and cause infertility. In a new study published in Science, a healthy […]
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Are men living in cities more likely to have lower sperm counts?

February 23, 20180 comments
A new study published in the Journal of Human Reproduction Update, focussed on men living in North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand, revealed a 52% decline in sperm concentration and 59% decline in total sperm count over a 40-year period. Researchers found a decline in sperm count of 1.6% per year for men living […]
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