19th July 2016

Jagger is the exception – not the rule

News broke this past weekend that 72 year old Mick Jagger is expecting a child with his 29 year old ballerina girlfriend Melanie Hamrick. Over the past few days, Jagger’s vitality and fertility have been discussed extensively with one commenter comically suggesting Jagger could be the answer to our energy needs. Most congratulated the rock […]

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14th July 2016

Our most recent research – ESHRE Conference 2016

We are delighted to share recent research we presented at the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) conference. The new data shows the connection between sperm DNA quality and men with cancer.

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5th January 2016

Sheena Lewis comments on sperm DNA fragmentation issues in a leading science journal

There has been significant interest in the recent article authored by Sheena Lewis from SpermComet in the leading science journal Reproductive BioMedicine Online (Vol 31, Issue 2, August 2015). This article has been viewed over 700 times since publication. Read the article on sciencedirect.com: ‘Should sperm DNA fragmentation testing be included in the male infertility work-up?‘ Or download […]

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15th December 2015

Fertility: One of the many health risks of cigarettes

Smoking cigarettes has long been known to cause major health problems both for smokers and passive smokers. Aside from the commonly researched harmful effects such as lung disease or the long list of different types of cancers caused, smoking is also known to impact upon sperm quality, and have an effect on fertility. Smoking affects […]

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27th October 2015

National Fertility Awareness Week: Men you are not alone

“The purpose of this week is to provide advice, support and understanding for the 1 in 6 couples struggling to become parents.” After years of neglect, we want this year’s National Fertility Awareness Week to highlight how deeply MEN are affected by fertility struggles as well as women. In the week Monday 2nd November – […]

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9th October 2015

Fertilization is most likely to occur from from the first fraction of sperm produced

Sperm in the first fraction are more numerous, have better motility, and are also found to contain better quality DNA, therefore leading to a much higher chance of fertilization when they come into contact with the egg. Much less DNA fragmentation ie. higher quality DNA, is seen in the first fraction of sperm produced, which […]

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30th September 2015

An interesting article on the connection between pesticides used on fruit & vegetables and semen quality

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/03/150330213951.htm# “avoiding pesticide residues, such as consuming organically-grown produce or avoiding produce known to have large amounts of residues, may be the way to go.” Published Research Paper: http://humrep.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2015/03/27/humrep.dev064.full.pdf+html

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25th September 2015

A possible breakthrough for male infertility

Scientists say they have managed to grow mature sperm in the lab for the first time http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/11878644/Scientists-claim-to-have-grown-sperm-in-test-tubes.html

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25th September 2015

Smoking Marijuana may be more damaging than you think…

Marijuana has been reported to damage male fertility. This is not good news for those who smoke it. Marijuana is now the most popular recreational drug in the developed world, and is being made legal in more and more countries. So this link between marijuana and male fertility is worrying. The most recent research shows […]

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25th September 2015

Is it ethical to interfere with the genetics of human embryos?

Read more on this story here: http://www.theguardian.com/science/2015/sep/18/uk-scientists-seek-permission-to-genetically-modify-human-embryos

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22nd September 2015

Do certain types of meat affect your chances of conception?

A recent American study reported that men using IVF treatment but eating lots of processed meats such bacon or sausages reduced their chances of success. Over 100 couples had IVF treatment, and it was found that there was a ~30% lower fertilization rate for men with the highest proportion of processed meats (0.62 – 2.79 […]

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1st September 2015

One third of breast cancer patients say no to new drug over baby fears

Women say no to cancer drugs over baby fears: Third of patients under 45 would refuse treatment over worries about impact on fertility One of third of breast cancer patients turn down the drug tamoxifen The main concern is that the new drug may effect women’s fertility Five years on Tamoxifen can reduce early cancer […]

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24th August 2015

Prof Sheena Lewis Talks to Daily Telegraph on Egg Freezing

Delaying motherhood by freezing eggs could harm the chance of having a successful birth, a new study suggests, despite widespread calls for more women to consider the option. Many fertility experts now recommend cryopreservation for women who want to become mothers in later life, because younger eggs are known to be healthier. Apple and Google […]

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23rd July 2015

Should sperm DNA fragmentation testing be included in the male infertility work-up?

A response to the editorial ‘Are we ready to incorporate sperm DNA fragmentation testing into our male infertility work-up? A plea for more robust studies’ by Erma Drobnis and Martin Johnson. Click here to view the article

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22nd July 2015

Do Men Have a Biological Clock Too?

Do men think about their biological clocks and the biological clocks of their partners and how much is this part of the conversation between them when it comes to deciding to have children? Jenni talks to Professor Sheena Lewis, Professor of Reproductive Medicine at Queen’s University Belfast, about why seeing fertility as a female concern is not […]

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