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Male infertility and Men’s health

July 25, 2015 No Comments

The roles of Testosterone

Testosterone is the primary androgen in the male. In the adult, a variety of symptoms have been associated with low testosterone. These include sexual symptoms, such as low libido, erectile ... Keep Reading
July 25, 2015 No Comments

Klinefelter syndrome

Klinefelter’s Syndrome is a genetic condition that affects about one in 650 men and is present from birth. Men with Klinefelter’s Syndrome have an extra X chromosome which can come ... Keep Reading
Rapporti di coppia
June 30, 2015 No Comments

Advanced men’s age – potential reproductive effects

The trend of delaying parenthood to the mid or late thirties applies to both women and men. IVF which has become more accessible to the general population, enables couples ... Keep Reading

June 29, 2015 No Comments

Sperm production – have a better understanding

Full sperm production will be achieved only after puberty. Prior to puberty, the testis contains two different types of "sperm type" stem cells  which populate regularly. At the onset of puberty,  part of the ... Keep Reading
June 28, 2015 No Comments

What is the contribution of sperm quality to overall embryo quality and IVF success?

Just as poor-quality oocytes produce poor-quality embryos, it is also possible that poor-quality spermatozoa may lead to the production of poor-quality embryos. Several factors contribute to sperm DNA damage, including cigarette smoking, ... Keep Reading

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June 14, 2015 No Comments

10 Things every man and woman need to know about semen

1. Just 5% of the volume of the ejaculate (semen)  is actual sperm! 2. Sperm is contained in the tail of epididymides. The first part of the ejaculate contains the ... Keep Reading
June 11, 2015 No Comments

Your semen analysis indicated Azoospermia – no sperm in the semen – what next?

Azoospermia -  the total absence of sperm from the semen needs to be confirmed in repeated tests with vigorous centrifugation of the semen and careful examination of the pellet. Rarely, ... Keep Reading
Illustartion showing the structure of a sperm cell
June 11, 2015 No Comments

Your semen analysis indicated sperm abnormal morphology – what does it mean?

Sperm abnormal morphology - Teratospermia is a reduced percentage (<4%) of sperm with normal morphology assessed by microscope as part of the routine semen analysis. We are familiar ... Keep Reading
June 8, 2015 No Comments

Sperm DNA fragmentation testing- does it have any clinical value?

There appears to be a threshold of sperm DNA damage (DNA fragmentation, abnormal chromatin packaging, protamine deficiency) beyond which embryo development and pregnancy are impaired. The cause of sperm DNA damage appears ... Keep Reading
Embryologist perfoming intra cytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI)
June 6, 2015 No Comments

When ICSI doesn’t work – what are the options?

IVF ICSI has revolutionized the management of male infertility. It involves the injection of a single sperm into the egg . IVF ICSI can be used with almost any live sperm ... Keep Reading
June 6, 2015 No Comments

Mediterranean-style diet – improve your IVF chances

Women who follow Mediterranean-style diet rich in vegetables, fruits and lean proteins may improve their chance to conceive naturally and with an IVF treatment. Establishing a healthy eating pattern and ... Keep Reading
dna and chromosomes with sperm
June 6, 2015 No Comments

Sperm DNA fragmentation and IVF results – what do we know?

Although the mechanism of DNA fragmentation is not completely understood, some reports suggest that most of this damage happens after the sperm’s release from its supporting Sertoli cell. The loss ... Keep Reading