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1303, 2015

Impact of physical labour, meds and hypertension on fertility

More and more researchers are directing their attention towards exploring different factors that may be affecting both male and female fertility. One area that hasn’t been investigated until recently is a relationship between strenuous work, with health and semen parameters in men who are trying to conceive. One such study was published a few days ago on the Fertility and Sterility website. The study was done at the National Institute [...]

903, 2015

Obesity may be affecting your TTC efforts

In the past few decades, male obesity has nearly tripled. This data is correlated with an increase in male infertility – and may be the very cause of it. There is more and more evidence appearing suggesting that obesity has a negative impact on male reproductive potential. Not only does excess weight influencessperm parameters, but it can also cause a decrease in libido and erectile dysfunction, making the process of [...]

203, 2015

Classic lubricants reduce your chance to conceive

Lubrication is a very important part of sexual intercourse. It allows easier penetration without uncomfortable friction or irritation. Even though the vagina has natural mechanisms for lubrication, the majority of women need some help, whether it is because you’re in menopause, you’re breastfeeding or simply by being in a dry period of your menstrual cycle. Problems arise when you’re not only having sex for fun, but also when you’re trying [...]

2702, 2015

Are phytoestrogens really affecting male fertility?

Phytoestrogens are substances found in plants that serve as a line of defense and they have a role in cell-to-cell communication. Phytoestrogens can be found in soybeans, flax seeds, sesame seeds, oats, barley, etc. These compounds gained attention in the public arena due to their ability to imitate the effect of oestrogen once ingested by humans. Studies show a connection between phytoestrogens and female fertility, proving that these substances have [...]