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Sperm Mapping

The Safety of Sperm Mapping

Hard to believe, but Sperm Mapping has its sceptics. Generally, they are few in number and they have never actually used the technique, but for some reason they appear wedded to the status quo. The basis of Sperm Mapping is fine needle aspiration (FNA), a tool that has been used in medicine for over 100 […]

Common Viagra® Myths

Debunking Myths About Viagra®

Very few drugs have a history as storied as that “little blue pill,” Viagra®. On the market for over 20 years, Viagra’s skyrocketing popularity has blown away records for prescription drug sales. It has also single-handedly stripped away the stigma and embarrassment that has enshrouded men’s sexual health for generations. If you guessed that the […]

Store Sperm Before Vasectomy

Should You Store Sperm Before a Vasectomy?

If you have been asking yourself whether having a vasectomy is right for you, consider the following questions: – Are you tired of those postpartum weeks of sleepless nights? – Are you delighted with the brood you bore? – Do you find condoms “so high school”? – Is fatherhood a lifestyle choice that doesn’t suit […]

Urination Changes From Prostate Enlargement

What Urination Tells You About Your Prostate

Name the gland in your body that is important for male fertility when you are young but messes up urination as you age. The inimitable prostate. An organ critical for the continuation of the species but a urinary rabble rouser as its owner ages. It’s a Wrap Wrapping itself firmly around the urethra (urine tube) […]

Brazil on My Mind

Ah, Brazil! Just saying the word brings to mind thoughts of endless white, sandy beaches; soothing, warm Atlantic waters; Tropicalismo music; bright, sunny colors; and a very special people. With destinations like Rio, Bahia, and the Amazon, Brazil can seem very exotic. But, in some ways, Brazil is just like America. Surfs Up! As luck […]

Symptoms Men Should Not Ignore

Five Symptoms that Men Should Not Ignore

Those organs between your legs work for the most part, right? Maybe there’s some day-to-day variation in how things perform, like having a slower urinary stream in the morning or some trouble keeping things up now and again, but overall things work just fine. And that is how it should be. But there are certain […]

Aging Men’s Sperm

What Happens to a Man’s Sperm as He Ages?

Make no mistake: Egg freezing to preserve women’s fertility has become a new American pastime. Unheard of five years ago, egg freezing has allowed thousands of women to worry less about their biological clocks and focus more on other dreams and goals. Should men be doing the same? Just Keeps Ticking Men, too, have biological […]

Creating Family After Spinal Cord Injury

The Only Upside of a Broken Back

One man was in a terrifying logging accident. Another dove into a shallow pond as a teenager. A third was the victim of a drive-by shooting. And yet another was in a horrific car crash. Miraculously, after surviving these unreal incidents, they shared the same problem: a spinal cord injury. And they all came to […]

ICSI for Male Infertility

IVF & ICSI: Is Less Actually More?

It is the single biggest advance in fertility technology since in vitro fertilization (IVF) was developed 40 years ago. It helps men with even the most severe forms of infertility to father children. It allows human eggs to begin life when they would not have otherwise done so. And it’s used in the vast majority of […]