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Does Soy Impact Male Fertility?

Soy is often thought to be a healthy alternative to other foods. Since soy is a plant-based protein, many assume it's a healthier option. However, certain chemicals contained in the soy plant can impact male fertility.

By | May 29th, 2016|

By the Numbers: Surprising Stats about STIs

Sexually transmitted infections are more common that you may think. A recent report from the CDC shows that STIs are a growing problem with a record number of new infections reported in 2013. Learn the facts and how to stay safe.

By | April 26th, 2016|

Understanding Blood Test Results: Normal FSH levels in men

Responsible for kicking off a long chain of events that spurs sperm production, Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH) is the best hormonal indicator of the testicle’s ability to produce sperm and a primary hormone to be measured in the evaluation of male fertility.

By | March 25th, 2016|

Your Semen Analysis: White Blood Cell Concentration

What is a white blood cell and why does your semen analysis measure white blood cell concentration? If sperm cells are the quarterbacks of baby-making, white blood cells are like your offensive linemen.

By | November 5th, 2015|

Understanding Blood Test Results: Normal LH levels for Men

An important precursor to Testosterone, Luteinizing Hormone (LH) is critical for sperm and testosterone production. It is one of the best predictors of overall testicular function and is a key hormone that should be measured during any evaluation of male fertility.

By | October 27th, 2015|

Am I Normal? The Normal Penis Size

There's a lot of mythology around penis length. If a guy's feet are a certain size, his race, his height, even his personality, all of these are claimed by [...]

By | August 13th, 2015|

Oligospermia: Low Sperm Count

An in-depth look at how sperm production is measured, what causes a low sperm count, how many sperm it takes to make a baby and what men can do to improve sperm production.

By | July 28th, 2015|


Prolactinemia, including hyperprolactinemia, is a common cause of hypogonadism, low sperm count and male infertility.

By | July 27th, 2015|

Retrograde Ejaculation

You’ve heard of “shooting blanks” – this is where your semen contains little or no sperm. Retrograde ejaculation takes it a step further – this is a condition where a man “shoots nothing at all”.

By | July 27th, 2015|

Genetic Causes of Male Infertility

A quick primer in genetics The human genome is the complete set of instructions for building a human. It is made up of 23 pair of chromosomes which each have [...]

By | July 27th, 2015|
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