Worldwide: Sperm Counts Down

In the previous article, Dr Amin points out that sperm counts are declining and she offers some dietary advice to help men maximize their potential. In this article I will look at the world view and the consequences of this decline.

Julia Belluz writes for Vox that recent research suggests sperm counts are falling, with a 2017 study published in …

Advances in Male Fertility Testing

A new test developed by Androvia LifeSciences, called a Cap-Score, may help predict whether or not a man’s sperm is able to fertilize an egg.  The Cap-Score was developed by the Travis lab at the Baker Institute for Animal Health and Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, who recently published their Cap-Score data in the journal Molecular Reproduction and Development

Prolific Sperm Donors

Traditionally the criteria for selecting a sperm donor generally were good looks, height, education, athletic ability and a whole host of others that an individual might desire. Modern technology like online registries and DNA tests have added a new criterion for some; how many children has this donor produced. Sperm donation in the U. S. is largely unregulated although there …

Quiet bedroom= stronger sperm

Last week Dr Amin blogged here that a new analysis published in the journal, Human Reproduction Update, is showing that the sperm counts of men in North America, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand have markedly declined in the past 40 years.

If you or your partner has a marginal sperm count, here is something simple that could make a …

What Men Can Do to Improve Their Fertility

A new study found that eating walnuts may improve sperm quality.  This animal study on mice supports a previous 2012 study, which showed that men who added 75 gram (2.5 ounces) of walnuts per day to their diets had improved sperm vitality, motility, and morphology compared to men who did not.  The benefits of walnuts likely comes from the high …

Prescription Medications Can Adversely Affect Male Fertility

Prescription medications can adversely affect male fertility.

Researchers at Stanford determined that certain classes of antihypertensive medications have a deleterious effect on male fertility. Using a national database of insurance claims filed in the US for patients with employer-provided coverage, they extracted data on men who had taken antihypertensive drugs, whose diagnosis or treatment codes suggested infertility. They compared the …

Correlation Found Between Heavy Cellphone Use and Male Infertility

The bottom line: Don’t talk on your mobile while it’s charging and never use it within 50cm of your groin and you shouldn’t keep your cellphone in your pants pocket.

A groundbreaking study done in Israel, albeit on a very small sample group, has found a stark correlation between sperm abnormalities and cellphone use. The main dangers are using it …

Cell Phones Linked to Reduced Sperm Parameters

I am seeing more and more otherwise healthy men with reduced sperm parameters, usually motility and morphology for which there is no apparent etiology.

I am convinced that environmental and external factors are to blame, drugs, pesticides, hormones in livestock and laptop computers. Now, according to an article in BioNews there is an additional possible factor, cell phones.

Keeping mobile …

ASRM Abstracts: The relationship between diet and sperm quality

This is one of a series of news items from abstracts of studies presented at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine as complied by Dr. David Meldrum, former partner and Scientific Director of Reproductive Partners. We appreciate the enormous amount of work it takes to compile and comment on these abstracts.


In an abstract …

The Decline in Male Fertility

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 …