Posted by
Common allergy drugs may harm testicular function

Common allergy drugs may harm testicular function

Antihistamines, commonly available over the counter and used to treat allergies, may contribute to male infertility, according to the results of a new systematic review. Researchers found that antihistamines impaired testicular function in male mice. The authors of the new paper argue that more studies examining this link are required, and they suggest that people […]

Posted by
How does a short luteal phase affect fertility?

How does a short luteal phase affect fertility?

The luteal phase is the phase of the ovulation cycle that occurs after the egg has been released and lasts around 2 weeks. During this time, a woman’s body releases progesterone and thickens the lining of the uterus to prepare for pregnancy. When the luteal phase lasts for 10 days or less, it is known […]

Posted by
What you should know about non-hormonal birth control

What you should know about non-hormonal birth control

For some women, hormonal birth control is not an option. They simply want to avoid hormones, do not want to deal with side effects, have health concerns, or are breastfeeding. Below is information on eight types of hormone-free birth control options, which are both effective for pregnancy protection and affordable. Barrier methods Barrier methods of […]

Posted by
How does sperm motility affect fertility?

How does sperm motility affect fertility?

Sperm motility is the ability of sperm to move efficiently. This is important in fertility because sperm need to move through the woman’s reproductive tract to reach and fertilize her egg. Poor sperm motility can be a cause of male factor infertility. In this article, we look at the impact of sperm motility on fertility, […]

Posted by
What to know about monophasic birth control

What to know about monophasic birth control

Monophasic birth control pills are a form of contraception. They contain equal amounts of the hormones estrogen and progestin for an entire monthly cycle. For more than 50 years, birth control pills have given women the peace of mind of knowing that they won’t get pregnant until they are ready for a baby. Around 82 […]

Posted by
Can you get pregnant right after stopping the pill?

Can you get pregnant right after stopping the pill?

Taking the pill does not mean a woman never wants to get pregnant. If the time arrives when she does want to conceive, she may wonder how long it will take her to become pregnant. The answer to this question can depend not only on when she stopped taking the pill but other factors, including […]

Posted by
Discovery of a protein capable of regulating DNA repair during sperm formation

Discovery of a protein capable of regulating DNA repair during sperm formation

Researchers from the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona (UAB) Department of Cellular Biology, Physiology and Immunology, and the UAB Institute of Biotechnology and Biomedicine, led by Dr Ignasi Roig, discovered that the signalling route – a cascade activation of several molecules – triggered by the ATM protein regulates DNA repair during the production of spermatocytes by […]