The Pros and Cons of Waiting to Become a Dad

Quick: what are some things worth waiting for in life? A beach sunrise and perfectly-poured Guinness fit the bill, we think. And what about the big stuff—like that dream job and well-planned retirement? Those are no-brainers. But waiting to become a dad at an older...

How Climate Change Impacts Male Fertility

Coastal flooding. Ocean reef erosion. Worsening food shortages and wildfires. These are just some of the dire predictions made in a recent report by the United Nations on the implications of climate change. But another study found that rising global temperatures could...

Male Fertility at Its Best in Early Spring

Ah, spring. The grass is growing. The flowers are blooming. The leaves are sprouting. Your sperm count is increasing. Huh? That’s right. Research presented at the 2018 American Society for Reproductive Medicine meeting found that sperm quality was higher in spring and...

Infertility: Not Just a Woman’s Issue

When a couple struggles to have children, the woman’s ovaries automatically become the center of attention. The initial reaction is to examine her ovulation cycle and pick up a predictor kit. Though those are important steps in understanding fertility, they are only...

Sleep and Fertility: Is Your Man Getting Enough Sleep?

Let the man sleep if you are trying to conceive a baby! At least that is what a recent study, published in the American Journal of Epidemiology is telling us. There is an association between sleep disturbances and decreased sperm count. So give your man a nap! Sleep...

Virility vs. Infertility in Men

We like to think of ourselves as enlightened, capable of intelligent discussion and rational action. Few things put those admirable qualities to the test as fast as infertility in men. Mention male factor at a party and reflexively, most men blanch, squeeze their...