Fertility Men's Health

Recovery after a vasectomy: What to know

Every year, millions of people in the United States have a vasectomy. The procedure is quick, safe, and usually only requires local anesthesia. Most males will experience pain for a few days after the procedure. Vasectomies work as a form of birth control by blocking the vas deferens. This is the tube that carries sperm […]

Fertility Sexual Health / STDs

What to know about circumcised and uncircumcised penises

Circumcision is a surgical procedure that removes the foreskin of the penis. In an uncircumcised penis, the foreskin remains. The main differences include appearance and hygiene practices. People may have a circumcision for many different reasons, including: religious reasons, such as if a person follows the Jewish or Muslim faith cultural reasons a family history […]

Fertility

Normal sperm count: Everything you need to know

Sperm are male reproductive cells present in the ejaculate. A doctor can tell someone their sperm count using a test called semen analysis. The average sperm count is between 40 million and 300 million sperm per milliliter. This number can vary between testing centers, with the above range coming from Resolve, a nonprofit fertility association. […]

Fertility

Natural ways to boost fertility

Many genetic and environmental factors can affect fertility in men and women. However, it is possible to increase the chances of having a successful pregnancy using natural methods. This article will discuss evidence-based, natural methods for increasing fertility in both men and women. In women, reducing stress and exercising often can boost fertility. In men, […]

Alcohol / Addiction / Illegal Drugs Fertility

How does smoking marijuana affect sperm?

With the increased legalization of cannabis, especially medical marijuana, researchers are interested in finding out more about its effects on health. One area that is currently under exploration is that of marijuana’s effect on fertility. Researchers are investigating the potential effects of smoking marijuana on male fertility. As recent research shows, men in Western countries […]

Fertility

Does Clomid work for male infertility?

Clomid is the former brand name of the drug clomiphene citrate, which doctors use to treat infertility in females. Sometimes, however, they may also prescribe it off-label for males with infertility. Infertility can affect both males and females. According to the National Institute for Child Health and Human Development, infertility results from: male reproductive issues […]