Azoospermia

Azoospermia means there’s no sperm in a man’s ejaculate. Its causes include a blockage along the reproductive tract, hormonal problems, ejaculation problems or issues with testicular structure or function. Many causes are treatable and fertility can be restored. For other causes it may be possible to retrieve live sperm to be used in assisted reproductive techniques.

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Microsurgical Testicular Sperm Extraction (Micro-TESE)

Microsurgical Testicular Sperm Extraction (Micro-TESE)Advances in reproductive medicine over the last 10 years have allowed men who were previously considered absolutely sterile to father biological children.Those advances have come on two fronts. The first was the advent of In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) with Intra-Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI).This technological breakthrough reduced the requirement of the number of […]

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What is pre-ejaculate or precum?

What is pre-ejaculate or precum؟ Pre-ejaculate, sometimes called precum, is a clear fluid that is released when a man becomes sexually aroused, but before he ejaculates. Sometimes, it can be seen at the tip of the penis, but many men don’t even notice it. The fluid is produced by a pair of pea-sized glands called […]

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Does long term anabolic androgenic steroid use lead to heart problems?

Does long term anabolic androgenic steroid use lead to heart problems? THE USE (abuse) of anabolicandrogenic steroids (AAS), such as synthetic testosterone and other androgens, has increased markedly in recent years. The majority of AAS users do so to ‘improve’ physical appearance and body building rather than competitive sport. Many users become dependent on these […]

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Are there natural ways to boost testosterone?

Are there natural ways to boost testosterone? Yes. In some cases, men can raise their testosterone levels by changing some lifestyle habits. Low testosterone can have a variety of causes. Sometimes, there are problems in parts of the body involved with testosterone production, such as the hypothalamus, the pituitary gland, or the testes. Men’s testosterone levels […]

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Male Infertility

Male InfertilityDefinitionUp to 15 percent of couples are infertile. This means they aren’t able to conceive a child even though they’ve had frequent, unprotected sexual intercourse for a year or longer. In up to half of these couples, male infertility plays a role.Male infertility is due to low sperm production, abnormal sperm function or blockages […]

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Cancer and Male Fertility

Male cancer, cryopreservation, and fertilityWhat is the difference between semen and sperm?This can be confusing since the terms are often used interchangeably in the media and casua conversation.However, they are very different. Sperm are the male reproductive cells that contain genetic material.  A sperm is made up of three main parts: the head, the midpiece, […]

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