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Erectile Dysfunction and Signs of Heart Disease

Overview Original article from WebMD Archives. This content has not been reviewed within the past year and may not represent WebMD’s most up-to-date information. The following excerpt is from WebMD: Doctors should look more closely at the overall health of impotent men, a large new study suggests. Men with even mild erectile dysfunction — but no known heart problems —
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Advances in sperm analysis: techniques, discoveries and applications

Abstract Abstract Infertility affects one in six couples worldwide, and fertility continues to deteriorate globally, partly owing to a decline in semen quality. Sperm analysis has a central role in diagnosing and treating male factor infertility. Many emerging techniques, such as digital holography, super-resolution microscopy and next-generation sequencing, have been developed that enable improved analysis of sperm motility, morphology and
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COVID-19: No evidence that vaccines can affect fertility

Overview There is “absolutely no evidence” that covid-19 vaccines can affect the fertility of women or men, says new expert guidance. The guidance,1 published by the Association of Reproductive and Clinical Scientists and the British Fertility Society, comes amid concerns that misinformation that has been circulating online about covid-19 vaccines and fertility may be putting some women off having the vaccine.
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BNT162b2 mRNA Covid-19 vaccine does not impair sperm parameters

Abstract Mass vaccination using newly approved vaccines against the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) has begun globally. However, their effect on fertility have not yet been investigated. Previous studies demonstrate that SARS-CoV-2 infection may impair sperm parameters. In this study, we are the first to assess the effect of the BNT162b2 mRNA Covid-19 vaccine on sperm parameters. Our
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6 Common Myths About Fertility

There’s a lot of information out there, and we know it can be difficult to sort through it all–especially when it comes to something as important as your family. That’s why we’re here—to be your fertility guide! Let’s clear up some of the common misconceptions we hear about fertility. If Janet Jackson can have her first child in her late
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Pain Research and Management

Volume 2017 (2017), Article ID 3829168, 5 pages https://doi.org/10.1155/2017/3829168 Research Article Characteristics and Etiologies of Chronic Scrotal Pain: A Common but Poorly Understood Condition Osamah Aljumaily,1,2 Hind Al-Khazraji,1 Allan Gordon,3 Susan Lau,1,4 and Keith A. Jarvi1,2,4,5 1Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, Mount Sinai Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada 2Murray Koffler Urologic Wellness Centre, Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto,
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The relationship between sperm viability and DNA fragmentation rates

Background:  In humans, sperm DNA fragmentation rates have been correlated with sperm viability rates. Reduced sperm viability is associated with high sperm DNA fragmentation, while conversely high sperm viability is associated with low rates of sperm DNA fragmentation. Both elevated DNA fragmentation rates and poor viability are correlated with impaired male fertility, with a DNA fragmentation rate of > 30% indicating subfertility. We postulated
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Chlamydial Infection and Its Role in Male Infertility

Introduction:Chlamydia trachomatis is an established cause of tubal factor infertility; however its role in male fertility is not as clear.We sought to determine the prevalence of Chlamydia in infertile men and evaluate its impact onmale reproductive potential. Materials and Methods:We compared the incidence of Chlamydia in our infertile male population with that reported in the literature. We then reviewed the impact of
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Effect of different cryoprotectant agents on spermatogenesis efficiency in cryopreserved and grafted neonatal mouse testicular tissue

Overview Restoration of male fertility associated with use of the cryopreserved testicular tissue would be a significant advance in human and animal assisted reproductive technology.  The purpose of this study was to test the effects of four different cryoprotectant agents (CPA) on spermatogenesis and steroidogenesis in cryopreserved and allotransplanted neonatal mouse testicular tissue. Hank’s balanced salt solution (HBSS) with 5% fetal bovine serum including
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