On March 17, the American Society for Reproductive Medicine issued a sweeping guideline, calling for US-based fertility centers to suspend all patient treatment cycles and non-urgent gamete cryopreservation in the face of the novel coronavirus outbreak. This is an unprecedented guidance- even the Zika virus did not earn a universal recommendation for cessation of all …Continue Reading
Exercise May Be Linked to Sperm Quality
Most people know that diet and exercise are important for our health, and every month more studies are published showing how our lifestyle choices significantly impact our body systems. A new study published in Human Reproduction found that men who engaged in the most physical activity had the highest sperm motility, which is defined as …Continue Reading
Revolutionary Infertility Test Finds Sperm in 44% of Men Diagnosed with Azoospermia
Almost nothing can devastate a couple trying to conceive, as a diagnosis of azoospermia. They often feel as though they will never be able to have a biological child. Our laboratory is now offering a new test (Extended Sperm Search & Microfreeze, or ESSM) that significantly increases the chances of finding and successfully freezing, thawing, …Continue Reading
Is plastic in tea impacting your testosterone and fertility?
A new study from McGill University in Canada showed that some plastic tea bags release small particles called microplastics when they are steeped into hot water. In fact, after looking at four commercial teabags in 200 degree Fahrenheit water, the researchers found 11.6 billion microplastics and 3.1 billion nanoplastics. At this point, we do not …Continue Reading
Can sperm count be related to your diet?
Today, we often forget (or ignore) how food affects our health. Food is fuel and there is something to the adage, “you are what you eat.” Our food provides important vitamins, minerals and nutrients which are needed for our bodily processes to work correctly. Food intake has been linked to chronic diseases such as obesity, …Continue Reading
Obesity Directly Effects Fertility
It may be hard to believe, but right now, there are more people in the world that are overweight than underweight. If the trend continues, it may have a negative global impact on fertility rates. Some studies suggest that obesity should be considered a cause of infertility as it contributes to reduced semen quality, erectile …Continue Reading
Spermbanking May Now be Covered by Insurance in NY
There are many circumstances in which a man may want to preserve his fertility. For example, many cancer patients must undergo chemo therapy or other treatments that can affect their ability to produce sperm. A single man in his mid-30’s, who isn’t ready to have children yet, may want to ensure he has viable sperm …Continue Reading
Cannabis Can Significantly Lower Sperm Count
With cannabis becoming more available for both recreational and medicinal use, research on the effects of cannabis is becoming much more common. More than half of all states have legalized the use of cannabis medicinally and ten states allow recreational use. The possibility of legalization in New York State seems more likely by the day. …Continue Reading
Male Infertility: Planning Ahead to Improve Your Chances
For many couples, conceiving a child together doesn’t happen on the first try. It could take up to a few months or even a few years. That’s why it’s important to plan ahead by incorporating certain behavioral changes into your life in order to increase the chances that it happens sooner rather than later. When …Continue Reading
To Increase Fertility, Go Nuts!
A recent study has shown that including nuts in a regular western diet significantly improves fertility in men by improving the quality and function of sperm. The duration of the randomized trial was 14-weeks, and was comprised of young healthy men between the ages of 18-35 years-old. The intervention group added 60 grams, or about …Continue Reading