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Young and well educated men in demand as sperm donors in global life market
Young and well educated men in demand as sperm donors in global life market (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

With commercial sperm banking giving women more opportunities to become mothers, a world-first QUT study has found the age and education of sperm donors are the most important characteristics considered. What women want in their sperm donor: A study of more than ... Read More »

Help for infertile couples
Help for infertile couples (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Scientists at the University of Sheffield are launching a pioneering study to investigate if a simple extra nutrient can boost male fertility. Studies have already shown that lycopene, the red pigment compound found most readily in sun-ripened tomatoes, can boost ... Read More »

Smart but shy: what women want in a sperm donor
Smart but shy: what women want in a sperm donor (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A QUT study into how women choose sperm donors online has revealed men who are intellectual, shy, calm and methodical are selected to produce more children than those who are extroverted. The study, “Determinants of online sperm donor success: how ... Read More »

14 tips for boosting male fertility
14 tips for boosting male fertility (12 votes, average: 4.75 out of 5)

Conception can take time, but men can speed things up by boosting their fertility and improving the health of their sperm. If you and your partner are trying to get pregnant, here are 14 things you can do to increase ... Read More »

20 hours of TV a week almost halves sperm count
20 hours of TV a week almost halves sperm count (4 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Healthy young men who watch TV for more than 20 hours a week have almost half the sperm count of men who watch very little TV, indicates a study published online in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. Conversely, men ... Read More »

How pregnancy happens – the science
How pregnancy happens – the science (13 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

We all know that babies don’t really come from the cabbage patch or a stork’s beak, but how much do you really know about getting pregnant? Yes, you have to have sex and it’s something to do with egg and ... Read More »

Sperm length variation is not a good sign
Sperm length variation is not a good sign (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A new study published online in the journal Human Reproduction finds that the greater the inconsistency in the length of sperm, particularly in the tail (flagellum), the lower the concentration of sperm that can swim well. The finding offers fertility ... Read More »

Male fertility can be restored after cancer treatment
Male fertility can be restored after cancer treatment (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

An injection of banked sperm-producing stem cells can restore fertility to male primates who become sterile due to cancer drug side effects, according to researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Magee-Womens Research Institute. In their animal ... Read More »

New insights into male fertility and contraception
New insights into male fertility and contraception (1 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)

New insights into swimming skills of sperm shed light on male infertility, which affects one in 20 men, and could provide a new avenue to the development of a male contraceptive pill. In a study published in the journal PLoS ... Read More »

Tips for getting pregnant
Tips for getting pregnant (17 votes, average: 4.76 out of 5)

If you’re having sex with the intention of getting pregnant, you’re probably wondering if all the rumours about how to have sex to get pregnant are true. Is there a special time to have sex? Can a guy masturbate and ... Read More »

 
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