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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

<< Topics | Bio 101 A Quick Guide to Testosterone How Sperm Are Made Risk Assessment: Are You in Danger of Having a Poor Swim Team? Understanding [...]

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|

Major Causes of Male Infertility

Male plumbing seems simple, but a lot can go wrong with a man's reproductive system. Learn about the common causes of male infertility and their treatments.

By | July 27th, 2015|

How Erections Work

The first step is a hard one. The curious biochemistry behind pitching a tent. Learn the abc's of how erections work and common causes of erectile dysfunction.

By | July 26th, 2015|

Let’s Talk about Sex

Sex while trying to conceive can be stressful and wrought with questions. What matters? What doesn't? How often you have sex, sex drive, and what happens during sex can determine whether or not you make a baby.

By | July 26th, 2015|
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