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New Synthetic Protein Gives Sperm a Boost

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If you're a TTCer, you might already have your sperm basics down. It remains viable for days after sex, it doesn't love hot water, it's loaded with protein. But it doesn't always do it's job. Now, researchers are combating male infertility with a synthetic version of that protein, known as PAWP. Sometimes, a guy's sperm is unable... read more

When Is the Best Season to Conceive? New Research Says…

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Ready? Set? Sperm! A recent study by the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology concluded that sperm is affected by the seasons! According to the research, "Seasonal sperm pattern seems to be a circannual-rhythmic phenomenon. The winter and spring semen patterns are compatible with increased fecundability and may be a plausible explanation of... read more

Could Watching TV Be Hurting Your Man’s Fertility? New Research Says…

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Yes! New studies have shown that the quality of sperm is decreasing in Western countries. Though there are many factors at hand that could explain the downward spiral (and perhaps the dropping U.S. fertility rates), the dip could be caused by increased TV viewing. That's right -- TV could be effecting... read more