Does Your Man Have a Biological Clock? And Other Wisdom from The Sperm Whisperer on Male Preventive Fertility Care

May 17, 2018 | Fertility Care
The short answer is, yes! Absolutely. I don’t claim to be an expert on men’s reproductive health, but given it is 50% of the equation when it comes to getting pregnant, I care a great deal about it. Men are built for providing and not complaining. Our healthcare system isn’t preventative enough for them I get questions all of the time from patients about their partner’s sperm. My trusted go-to person for the latest information on those little swimmers is Dr. Paul Turek, who I like to call, “The Sperm Whisperer.” Dr. Turek was a recent guest on The Egg Whisperer Show. Here’s what you need to know about our chat, and answers to some of your most common questions. It’s time for a men’s movement in preventative healthcare Men are medically underserved. The typical man leaves a pediatrician and then in some cases doesn’t see a doctor again (absent of illness) until he is in his 40s or 50s. When it comes to men’s reproductive health, they differ from women in that they they don’t have a monthly cycle that keeps them in tune with their bodies. There is no motivation to see a doctor until there is a problem. If couples experience...

Physical Activity and Semen parameters

Jan 02, 2010 | Infertility News
Now that it’s January, many of us have made resolutions that include losing weight or being more active. Now that you’ve made this resolution, I want to share with you a recent study done to investigate the effect of different exercise regimens on semen parameters. Infertility docs are used to talking to the female partner about her exercise regimen and how it affects fertility but we now have some evidence to show that men who are very active may have a lower chance of conceiving. The investigators split the study participants into three groups. Group A trained for approximately 3 sessions of 60 minutes per week. Group B trained for 5 sessions of 90 minutes per week and group C trained for 10 sessions of 120 minutes per week. The researchers found that men in group A did not have altered semen parameters but men in Groups B and C did. The most significant finding was that the shape of the sperm (referred to as morphology) was low in groups B and C. What does this mean for you? In order for a sperm to fertilize and egg it needs to be normally shaped. If you have a small amount...