Reporting from the European Society for Human Reproduction and Embryology’s 2019 annual meeting in ViennaThe increasingly popular technique ICSI has no advantages over IVF in treating cases not related to male infertility, according to a new study.A second study...Read More
Men have a biological clock too – so why is women’s fertility still such big, often unregulated, business?
It’s a truth universally acknowledged, that a woman over the age of 25 is likely to be reminded of her ticking biological clock by friends, relatives and strangers, every year, until the year in which she conceives. The unsolicited advice ranges from: “You better...Read More
Marijuana could affect fertility in women AND men: Researchers warn the drug affects sperm count, ovulation and odds of conceiving. THC, the psychoactive compound responsible for the ‘high’ feeling associated with marijuana, acts on receptors in the reproductive...Read More
A new way of analysing sperm could lead to improvements in male fertility testing, according to the scientists who developed the method.The technique measures the speed and action of the sperm flagellum, or tail, and provides vital information about whether the...Read More
Scientists discover DNA errors that hamper sperm in mice - and it could provide answers for humansThe gene, XRCC1, is crucial for sperm development, to ensure a high sperm count, swift motility, normal shape, and solid concentrationChinese scientists show it is...Read More