Do Boxers or Briefs Matter?

A new study published in the journal Human Reproduction found that men who wear loose fitting underwear have better sperm counts and motility compared to men who wear tight fitting underwear.

Researchers from Harvard looked at the semen analyses of 656 male partners of couples seeking fertility treatment.   The men were all between 32 and 39 years old.  The type …

Moderate Alcohol Consumption May Improve Male Fertility

The question about whether or not alcohol consumption affects male fertility is difficult to answer because the medical literature in this area has been mixed.  A new study from Italy, published in the journal Andrology, is suggesting that a moderate amount of alcohol by men may actually boost male fertility.

The study looked at the semen analyses of 323 …

Is Male Infertility Being Ignored?

Now this is shocking: A survey of more than 2,000 couples seen at U.S. fertility clinics showed that three-fourths of the men had not undergone a fertility workup, even though male infertility contributes to half of all infertility cases. In the subgroup of 1,537 couples without a workup of the male partner, 17% had a history of assisted reproduction procedures, …

Antihistamines May Affect Male Fertility

An Argentinian review of multiple animal studies is suggesting that antihistamines, found in common allergy medications, may affect male fertility.  The study, published in the journal Reproduction, found that antihistamine use could decrease sperm motility and alter sperm morphology.

The study found several papers that reported impaired testicular function in animal studies after antihistamine exposure.  These papers found that …

Ibuprofen May Affect Male Fertility

A new study, published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, found that ibuprofen alters the endocrine system and has a negative impact on the testicles of young men.

The study looked at 31 men between the ages of 18 and 35.  Fourteen of these men were given 600 milligrams of ibuprofen twice a day.  The remaining …

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 …

Sperm Counts of Western Men are Declining

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.

Researchers from the Hebrew University of Jerusulem conducted a meta-analysis of 185 studies. The studies included data from sperm samples from almost 43,000 men from …

Finasteride may have adverse effects on semen

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

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

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

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


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.

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Dr Arthur …