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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|

Do Receipts affect Male Fertility?

By | July 12th, 2016|

You find them in your pocket, crumpled up under the seat of your car, some restaurants even use them to wrap their food in. Receipts are one of those things that you rarely notice or care about, but that seem to be everywhere. And for the most part, save the danger of littering, they really are no big deal. However, over exposure to receipt paper affects male fertility more than you would expect.

Next Steps: What to Do If You Find out You Have Crappy Sperm

By | July 6th, 2016|

Houston, we have a problem… an abnormal semen analysis can be both confusing and scary. Especially in cases where you find out that you have very few or no sperm at all. What should I do now? Is this fixable? Can I still become a father? The good news is that there are lots of things that doctors can do to correct medical causes of male infertility.

Does Soy Impact Male Fertility?

By | May 29th, 2016|

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.

BPA and Male Fertility

By | April 8th, 2016|

BPA is found in receipts, water bottles, and even canned goods. What is BPA? Where else is it found? And what is the relationship of BPA and male fertility?

Understanding Blood Test Results: Normal FSH levels in men

By | March 25th, 2016|

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.

Smoking and Sperm Count

By | February 27th, 2016|

Smoking is just bad for you. Period. But do you ever wonder what smoking could be doing to your sperm count?

Sperm Morphology

By | February 11th, 2016|

Are my sperm weird looking? Morphology is one of the most confusing measurements taken during a semen analysis the morphology. Learn how sperm shape is measured, what's normal, what's not, why it matters and what can cause abnormally shaped sperm.

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