By Roxanne Khamsi. Chlamydia — the most common sexually transmitted disease in the US and UK — causes dramatic genetic damage in sperm leading to male infertility, a new study suggests. Men with chlamydia have more than three times the normal level of DNA fragmentation in their sperm, report researchers.
Draft UK guidance on fertility treatment says that sperm washing may no longer be necessary for couples where the man has HIV and the woman does not. On the other hand, the guidance does not support the use of pre-exposure prophylaxis PrEP by the HIV-negative partner. Their draft guidance on fertility treatments — an update to a document previously issued in — was issued today and is open for consultation.
Ina year-old woman gave birth to her first child in the Portland hospital in London. Rashid was a perfect boy, weighing in at 3. Her son began as a sliver of tissue taken from an ovary removed from her body when she was nine years old.
Enormous advances in treating infertility in recent decades have helped couples conceive longed-for offspring they previously would not have had. Infertility is a significant global health problem, with specialists estimating that as many as one in six couples worldwide are affected. In more than half of those cases, experts say, the underlying problem is in the male.
Male infertility refers to a male's inability to cause pregnancy in a fertile female. Factors relating to male infertility include: . One of the most commonly known causes of infertility is Klinefelter Syndromeaffecting 1 out of — newborn males  Klinefelter Syndrome is a chromosomal defect that occurs during gamete formation due to a non-disjunction error during cell division.
A semen analysis, also called a sperm count, measures the quantity and quality of a man's semen and sperm. Semen is the thick, white fluid released from the penis during a man's sexual climax orgasm. This release is called ejaculation.
Researchers from the Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research in Germany have devised a way to deliver chemotherapy to cervical cancer patients that appears to significantly reduce the negative side effects associated with the cancer treatment. The researchers soaked bull sperm cells in a chemical commonly used for chemo, known as doxorubicin. Then, they placed the loaded-up cells in a dish containing mini cervical cancer tumors. The research has been published in ACS Nano.
Problems with either of these may mean you have infertility. Below are some of the main causes of male infertility. Problems with making healthy sperm are the most common causes of male infertility.
Having a baby is generally a simple and natural experience. However, for some couples it can be difficult to conceive a child. As a male, your fertility generally depends on the quantity and quality of your sperm. If the number of sperm you ejaculate is low, or if the sperm are of a poor quality, it will be difficult, and in some cases impossible, to get pregnant.