Tag Archives: sperm count

Finasteride may have adverse effects on semen

Written on January 7, 2014 at 1:05 pm, by Dr. Arthur Wisot FACOG

A study in the December 2013 issue of Fertility & Sterility has found that Propecia (finasteride), commonly used in reproductive-age men as a hair restorer, may cause reduced sperm counts in some men. The same medication in a higher dose is used as Proscar in older men for enlarged prostates.

The good news is that they found that sperm counts …

The Decline in Male Fertility

Written on July 16, 2013 at 9:21 am, by Dr. Arthur Wisot FACOG

I have been noticing it for the past ten years: the sperm parameters in otherwise healthy men have been declining. In fact, the World Health Organization recently downgraded the normal values for a semen analysis.

An article in the July 16th edition of the Wall Street Journal reports on the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) annual conference …

RPMG doctors’ videos featured on Fertility Authority

Written on May 9, 2013 at 1:09 pm, by Dr. Arthur Wisot FACOG

Video interviews of Reproductive Partners’ doctors are now being featured on fertilityauthority.com.

Dr. Andy Huang discusses discusses the latest technique in egg freezing for fertility preservation: vitrification.

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Dr Huang is interviewed on how vitrification is an effective and highly successful way of freezing eggs and embryos.

Dr. David Meldrum explains how lifestyle affects fertility.

Dr Arthur Wisot explains how …

ASRM ABSTRACTS: The relationship of exercise, diet and sperm count

Written on January 14, 2013 at 11:42 am, by Dr. Arthur Wisot FACOG

This is one of a series of news items from abstracts of studies presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine as complied by Dr. David Meldrum, Scientific Director of Reproductive Partners. We appreciate the enormous amount of work it takes to compile and comment on these abstracts.


The question often comes up: Does a …

I don’t believe the findings in a new study on a man’s fertility

Written on June 19, 2012 at 12:05 pm, by Dr. Arthur Wisot FACOG

Drinking, smoking and using recreational drugs probably will not reduce a man’s fertility, a new study reported in the New York Times suggests — but working on a road crew might.

British researchers studied 2,249 men who visited fertility clinics after a year of trying unsuccessfully to impregnate a partner. The men completed detailed health and behavioral questionnaires and each …

A danger to men’s fertility: BPA in plastic bottles

Written on June 27, 2011 at 1:28 pm, by Dr. Arthur Wisot FACOG

Two recent articles outline potential dangers to mens fertility from environmental causes.

In a study performed on mice reported in Science Daily, daily exposure to a chemical that is prevalent in the human environment, bisphenol A (BPA), causes lowered fertility in male mice. 

Mice that received daily BPA injections for two months had lower sperm counts and testosterone levels …

Obese men-Want to improve your sperm?

Written on December 8, 2010 at 8:44 am, by Dr. Arthur Wisot FACOG

This is one of a series of news items from abstracts of studies presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine as complied by Dr. David Meldrum, Scientific Director of Reproductive Partners. We appreciate the enormous amount of work it takes to compile and comment on these abstracts.


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Psychological stress may affect sperm parameters

Written on April 3, 2010 at 9:45 am, by Dr. Arthur Wisot FACOG

One of the most frequent questions I am asked by both men and women is whether stress may be affecting their fertility. There is a lot of evidence that stress can adversly affect a woman's fertility.There are studies showing that interventions with acupuncture and Mind-Body programs can have a positive influence on the chance of IVF success.

Now a multi-center study …