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Biology of Reproduction: The Epigenetics of Sperm

If DNA is the cookbook that cells can use to "build" your body, epigenetics is the cook that helps the body read and mix together our genetic recipe. Epigenetics is the study of how external and environmental factors can impact our DNA’s gene expression without changing the DNA itself. New research shows that epigenetic markers on sperm can assess risk for male factor infertility and poor embryo development.

By | March 1st, 2017|

Lube and Fertility

Various lubricants have been found to have detrimental effects on sperm health. Learn what to look for in a lube when trying for a baby.

By | February 13th, 2017|

Best sex positions to help you get pregnant

In this video, Acupunturist Marc Sklar tackles some of the most common questions couples have about sex when trying to conceive; How often should we have sex? What are the best sex positions to help you get pregnant? Should women stay in bed after sex to improve chances of getting pregnant?

By | February 3rd, 2017|

DocTalk: Will Ejaculating Too Much Hurt Me?

Does frequent ejaculation cause any health problems? We receive a surprising number of emails asking about this. Particularly, there quite a few guys who worry about frequent masturbation. Does it harm reproductive health? We asked urologist and male fertility specialist Dr. Kathleen Hwang this question. See what she had to say.

By | June 11th, 2016|

Understanding A Woman’s Cycle

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By | May 5th, 2016|

The Basics of Semen pH

Is semen an acid or a base? Could your semen pH be impacting your fertility? Get the facts about semen pH and learn what you can do to improve it.

By | December 1st, 2015|

How many sperm does it take to get pregnant?

The simple, but important answer is 1. So, why do men make so many sperm? For men, fertility is a number's game. The more sperm, the better the odds. Learn about the research that has been done on the correlation of sperm count to pregnancy rates.

By | October 15th, 2015|

The Cremaster Muscle: A Hammock for Your Balls

A marvel of biological design, the cremaster muscle optimizes temperature, comfort and safety for the testes.

By | August 6th, 2015|

Getting Tested: Options for Testing Sperm

Because male infertility has no outward signs or symptoms, the only way to find out if there is an issue is to have your semen tested. There are several options available for home testing as well as a variety of techniques used in labs.

By | July 29th, 2015|

Is it me?

Listen up, Superman. We'd all like to think that we're blessed with active and virile swimmers that can be trusted upon when it's time to fertilize that lucky egg.

By | July 27th, 2015|

Scrotal Ultrasound

Urologists often order scrotal ultrasounds to confirm suspicions about abnormalities that they discover during a physical exam or to discover abnormalities that may be too small to detect by other means.

By | July 27th, 2015|

Preparing for Your Semen Analysis

If you are preparing for an upcoming semen analysis, here are a few tips to make sure you get the most accurate results possible.

By | July 27th, 2015|
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