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 […]

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

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

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 […]

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

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

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 […]

Prof Sheena Lewis writes in The Conversation on male fertility and age https://t.co/f3pn4oUkn9

Hear what Prof. Lewis has to say about today’s topic of freezing sperm at 18. Head to 2 hrs 35mins for full interview http://t.co/tr2ELusHJw

Professor Lewis comments on this morning’s topic of freezing sperm at 18. http://t.co/ZENHoxMBKU

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Should sperm DNA fragmentation testing be included in the male infertility work-up? Check out Prof Sheena Lewis’ article on this very subject https://t.co/bH0cpEVqR4

Scottish MSPs call for IVF treatment to be increased to three cycles #IVF #NHS http://t.co/rKNeKIgOqy

German woman aged 65 gives birth to quadruplets after IVF treatment #fertility #IVF http://t.co/Owh50xxdHJ

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-politics-32829035 MSPs call for IVF treatment to be increased to three cycles – BBC News www.bbc.co.uk