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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.

March 1st, 2017|Featured, Male Reproduction|0 Comments

Heat based contraception – natural birth control for men?

Can heat be used to lower sperm count? Sperm are much more sensitive to heat than the rest of the body. Prolonged exposure to heat sources such as hot tubs is a well-known cause of reduced sperm count. Repeated and consistent exposure to heat can knock down sperm count so low that it can render a man temporarily infertile.

November 20th, 2016|contraception, Featured, Men's Health|0 Comments
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