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The Isolating Experience of Infertility

The Isolating Experience of Infertility

Statistically speaking, about one in eight couples have trouble conceiving. In the United States alone, that is about 561,000 couples! The staggering statistic can be an abstract thought. But if we put it into perspective, that is nearly half the population of Rhode Island! So, if you are dealing with infertility, know that

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Testicular Cancer—Some Facts You Need to Know

Testicular Cancer—Some Facts You Need to Know

The testicles—or testes—are a part of the male reproductive system and are responsible for producing and regulating sperm and testosterone, a male hormone. There are a variety of cells that are involved in the testicles’ formation. So, what is testicular cancer? What should I know about it? How does cancer affect a

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Sleeping In the Nude May Boost Fertility

How do you like to sleep? Do you retire in your jammies, curl up in your boxers, or do you sleep in the buff? Researchers have known for some time that boxers are the preferred underwear for those concerned about their sperm count. Science shows us that high temperatures in the testes

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Can A Cancer Survivor Father Children?

Second, only to death, cancer is one of the human race’s greatest enemies. Really, though only second, cancer can ultimately take first place in one’s life. Even so, if it does not, it only leaves insufferable lifelong consequences. Treatment, worrying, follow-ups—cancer can consume a person and all of his loved ones. In the

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Infertility’s Unpleasant Baggage

Infertility’s Unpleasant Baggage

For centuries, men have preferred marrying women younger than themselves. From an evolutionary standpoint, some suggest, it has been embedded into our DNA to choose women younger than us—albeit a year or 10 years younger. The reason supporting this theory is simple. They’ll be better able to carry on the human race.

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Why Has the Sperm Count of Western Men Dropped Significantly?

Though infertility has been on the uprise in industrialized countries for decades, a new study finds that the Western world is suffering the most. What could some contributing factors be? What could be a solution? A study, published in the journal Human Reproduction Update, looked at 43,000 men from a variety of

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