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 […]

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What to do if you cannot feel an IUD’s strings

If a person cannot feel their intrauterine device (IUD) strings, there is usually no need to worry. There are many reasons why this may happen, and it is not often a cause for concern. According to an article in Contraception, up to 18% of people cannot find their IUD strings when they try to locate […]

Fertility Men's Health

How often should a man release sperm?

For most men, ejaculating is synonymous with having an orgasm, although some men can have an orgasm without ejaculating. Ejaculate contains fluid from the prostate, seminal vesicles, and bulbourethral glands. Though it contains a wide variety of substances, including citric acid, cholesterol, mucus, and water, its primary job is to deliver sperm. Research shows that […]

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What to know about sperm production

If you buy something through a link on this page, we may earn a small commission. How this works. A male’s body is constantly creating sperm, but sperm regeneration is not immediate. On average, it takes a male around 74 days to produce new sperm from start to finish. Although the average time is 74 […]