Prostate Cancer and Male Infertility – What you should know

Infertile men were found to be were found to be 2.6 times more likely to be diagnosed with high-grade prostate cancer compared to fertile men according to a recent study published in this month’s Cancer, a peer-reviewed journal published by the American Cancer Society. Don’t jump to any conclusions. The study did NOT show that infertile men were at higher risk of prostate cancer compared with fertile men. What they found is that infertile men (more…)

Mind-Body Medicine – How can it Help you conceive?

Mar 24, 2010 | Fertility Care
We hear a lot about Mind-Body Medicine and its benefits. It has been shown to increase your chances to conceive. But what exactly does this mean? You know the negative thoughts that are constantly going through your head? "I'll never get pregnant" "I'm not meant to be a mother" (more…)

How To Choose an Egg Donor

Mar 20, 2010 | Fertility Care
I found this great article on how to choose an egg donor. I'm sharing it here.  It is written by Gail Sexton Anderson from www.donorconcierge.com Do’s and Don’ts of Donor Selection Choosing an egg donor is one of the most challenging decisions you will ever make. Gail’s best advice—offered after over 12 years of experience—is to look for someone you like on a personal level, rather than someone who looks just like either intended parent. Look for someone to whom you feel drawn, someone who feels “familiar.” (more…)

Sizing up Sperm

Mar 17, 2010 | Fertility Care
For those of you who missed this program on National Geographic, you will have another opportunity to watch it this Sunday, March 21st at 11AM. This is not to be missed. http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/episode/sizing-up-sperm-4921/Overview

Acupuncture Kitchen

Mar 17, 2010 | Fertility Care
For those of you living in the SF Bay Area, check out Acupuncture Kitchen. http://www.acupuncturekitchen.com/ They offer a number of classes  that may improve your chances of conceiving. Hope this helps!

Virus causing genital warts can make your sperm swim slower

When a woman goes in for her annual PAP smear, the doctor is doing a test  for  human papillomavirus which can cause cervical cancer. HPV (human papillomavirus) is also the virus that causes genital warts. We have all watched the media campaign promoting the HPV vaccine in girls. HPV, for the first time, has been identified in the head of sperm cells .  The infected sperm has decreased motility - it moves slower. This has fertility implications. (more…)

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