Kate Brian  http://fertilitymatters.org.uk/   When a couple has difficulty conceiving, it is just as likely to be a male problem as a female one, yet infertility is all too often seen as a woman’s issue. Right from the very start of fertility investigations when the initial referral is usually to a gynaecologist, the focus is […]

I am an involuntarily childless man. I always expected to be a dad and was especially broody in my mid 30’s. My reactions to my ‘broodiness’ have included: anger, depression, elation, guilt, isolation, jealousy, relief, sadness, yearning, and withdrawal. It was only through my research studies that I found I was not the only man […]

As a Urologist with a special interest in men’s health and fertility problems, many men come to see me when they and their partner are trying to have a baby and a ‘simple’ sperm test has suggested a problem. Most men do not feel unwell and have never considered that there could be anything wrong. […]

Shafali Talisa Arya http://www.shafaliarya.com/blog/ Infertility is undoubtedly one of the biggest challenges faced by couples. It is a challenge encompassed with both mental and physical pain, hope, loss, heartbreak and of course for some couples it can also end with success. Whilst some cases of infertility can remain unexplained, there are countless reasons as to […]

  In support of National Fertility Awareness Week, we are delighted to be joined each day by one guest blogger! Our bloggers will share their experience and expertise on male fertility, providing information on the range of support, testing and treatment options available for men.     Dr Steve Gordon will talk about the importance […]

SpermComet will be at the Fertility Show! Visit us on stand D35 for a chance to win a free SpermComet test and 20% discount on all tests ordered online. We’ll also be joined by male fertility experts to answer your questions. Saturday AM – Dr Stephen Gordon Dr Stephen Gordon trained at St Bartholomew’s Hospital […]

This year, SpermComet is highlighting men as #thehiddenhalf of fertility. We are offering 20% off tests ordered online from Monday 24 October to Sunday 6 November. Just use the Promo Code NFAW20 at the order page. Each day during National Fertility Awareness Week, our guest bloggers will be sharing their expertise and experience of male fertility. […]

You can now order the SpermComet test online at www.spermcomet.com/Male-Fertility. No doctor’s referral required. SpermComet is a private, personal sperm testing service that checks the vital signs of sperm health, helping you get a handle on your fertility.     Order your test online Choose between the SpermComet SpermComet Plus (SpermComet + semen analysis).   […]

A small study released today (6 Oct 2016) reports that boys born from ICSI treatment have poorer sperm quality than boys conceived naturally. Since ICSI was first introduced as a fertility treatment over 25 years ago, scientists have been aware that boys born as a result of ICSI may have fertility problems themselves. This has […]

A new study carried out by researchers at McGill University in Canada shows that men have improved sperm DNA quality following microsurgical sub-inguinal varicocelectomy. As varicoceles are present in 40% of men with fertility problems, this study proves that varicocele surgery can improve DNA quality in sperm, offering hope for these men. Good DNA quality […]

Alex Jones has explored fertility in a new documentary entitled ‘Fertility & Me’. Alex finds out the link between male fertility, miscarriage and age. Catch up on BBC iplayer now: Fertility & Me

This time last year we reported that scientists had developed a process of growing sperm in test tubes. Now research has unveiled that scientists can create babies without the need for an egg. We would love to know what you think – is this an exciting time for science or will it play out in […]

An article published just last week (26 August 2016) details how men experience fertility treatment. The honest and at times heart-breaking study was carried out by Shafali Talisa Arya and Bridget Dibb who interviewed a number of men on their experience of fertility treatment. The study notes that men experience emasculation, mistrust and dismissal from medical […]

Professor Sheena Lewis is an invited speaker and member of the International Faculty of the 5th International Congress of Academy of Clinical Embryologists, Jaipur. The conference starts today and continues until Sunday (26-28 August). Prof Lewis will be giving workshops on the SpermComet test, showing our new video for healthcare professionals for the very first time! Check out http://www.spermcomet.com/healthcare-professionals/the-spermcomet-test/howtogetthetest/ […]

  Now we’re well into the Olympic stride, it’s fantastic to hear daily (hourly!) updates on races won, records broken and the extraordinary feat of human ability pushed to its limits. But daily reports are also emerging on the Zika virus. Its link to male fertility has led Rory McIlroy to pull out of the […]

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 […]

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.

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 […]

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 […]

“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 – […]