The terms get used interchangeably, but these components have individual reproductive functions.
The link is intriguing: The 'love hormone' can affect libido as well as sexual response.
The contraception candidate robs sperm of motility and is designed to be taken 'on demand.'
A twisted spermatic cord can quickly lead to dire consequences, such as the death of a testicle.
Poor sperm health caused by paternal age can affect the time to conception and fetal health.
It sounds awkward, but this condition is painless and harmless—unless you're trying to conceive.
This condition prevents sperm from entering the ejaculate, but solutions are available.
An underactive thyroid could lead to sexual dysfunction and infertility.
Essentially a natural lubricant, the fluid may contain sperm and can carry infections.
They are two different, often simultaneous, processes that take a split-second to occur.
The shape could be due to evolution or maybe chance, but at least those hard spines are gone.
Seminal fluid that is thicker or thinner than usual is rarely cause for serious concern.
I gave samples but was rejected. Why? And why isn't there more regulation of sperm banks?
At-home test kits give basic information, but lab tests are better when fertility matters.
Testicles can be temperamental, so low-hangers are often nothing to worry about.
The procedure retrieves sperm directly from the testes tissue of men with azoospermia.
Certain medications—even ones given to you by your doctor—can negatively impact sperm health.
Trying to conceive? You might need to give up the weed, though the findings of studies vary.
Death is not the end. Up to 36 hours after a man dies, his sperm can still produce children.
It's rare—especially in the U.S.—but this once widespread disease may affect sperm parameters.
Researchers unearthed a potential connection between metformin and genital defects in baby boys.
IUI can be used to circumvent some of the male-factor fertility issues preventing pregnancy.
Simply put, extreme fitness can negatively affect fertility, but it's complicated—and fixable.
Gamete morphology is as important as size and motility in terms of sexual health.
A number of lesser-known roadblocks can potentially impede a man's ability to conceive.
Gamete concentration can be negatively affected by a number of lifestyle facets.
Researchers are looking at a nonhormonal solution that might eliminate side effects.
Cold preservation is not used only by cancer patients and won't degrade samples. Get the facts.
Choices you make—and some factors you can't control—may affect your sperm quality.
Vasectomy methods vary, but they all involve vas deferens modifications to keep sperm confined.
Sometimes more is not more—for testosterone and sperm—and, yes, your clock could be ticking.
You're acquainted with the downstairs neighbors, but you might not be familiar with their house.
If post-treatment fertility is an issue, take measures to preserve your chances to be a father.
Modern medications and active management of the virus keep reproductive options open.
Your down-there companions have only a couple of functions, but they sure are busy.
Antidepressants, especially SSRIs, are effective for many men who ejaculate too quickly.
Specialized counselors shed light on hidden fertility issues, from sperm to disease.
Key differences between the primary and secondary types help determine the proper treatment.
Freezing testicular tissue is developing as an option for prepubescent boys—and some adults.
Nobody can avoid stressors, but eliminate the ones you can and deal better with those you can't.
Aging is an inevitable part of life, but you can help slow some negative changes.
If seminal fluid is out of balance, your gametes may not get to where they're going: the egg.
Testosterone supplements are not the solution when sperm production is the problem.
If infertility isn't an impetus to get vaccinated, how about potential erectile dysfunction.
Your seminal fluid, thanks to certain antibodies, doesn't always recognize friendly forces.
Besides driving ejaculation, the gland produces an enzyme that helps regulate its own growth.
Orchiectomy is still the gold standard, but some men can retain part of their affected testicle.
STIs and urinary issues cause most cases, so prevent the former and address the latter quickly.
This minimally invasive procedure can be used both diagnostically and therapeutically.
A man's fertility status post-chemo depends on a lot of factors, but parenthood is possible.
If climaxing is causing more 'ouch' than 'aah,' there could be a treatable source.
Reactions to radiation, chemotherapy or surgery vary, so educate yourself about what's coming.
If you have celiac disease and are having trouble conceiving, a new diet might help your odds.
For couples with male-factor infertility, IUI and ICSI are good alternatives to traditional IVF.
While most people feel euphoria when they come, others are unlucky—they have sexual anhedonia.
Most products haven't been tested or researched, so do your homework and talk to your doctor.
Most individual fertility issues can be assessed and treated, but some cases are 'unexplained.'
Two prevalent STIs make the list, but so do conditions not directly tied to reproduction.
Anejaculation is the opposite of ejaculation and there are many reasons for it.
Treatment-resistant conditions dwell under the umbrella of chronic pelvic pain syndrome.
Sperm quality suffers when BMI is high. ART advancements may help, as can bariatric surgery.
Numerous stressors can negatively affect male fertility, so don't let the virus be another one.
The results might be less drastic than you think, but consider banking some sperm.
To preserve fertility in the face of cancer or other issues, freezing some swimmers is smart.
This generally harmless condition can still cause painful issues that men will need to address.
The pituitary gland, hypothalamus and testicles together promote sperm and testosterone levels.
Men who want kids should know that getting their tobacco fix could be the same as getting fixed.
This congenital condition is rare, but some men learn about it when they're unable to conceive.
It's rare but not impossible to have an adverse reaction to your partner's ejaculate.
Spermageddon is here, according to harrowing headlines. Are we really facing a coming crisis?
For men with retrograde ejaculation, the big O is accompanied by the big 0—as in no semen.
An osteoporosis drug is being studied for its potentially positive effects on male fertility.
The average age at diagnosis is just 33, but the reasons are mostly theoretical at this point.
They're OK as a starting point, but don't count on home kits to tell you everything.
Congenital abnormalities—passed down from dad or mom—play a role in some infertility cases.
Here's what you should know if you're thinking of reversing 'the snip': It doesn't always work.
Even inflammation of the tiny prostate gland can cause big headaches if you want to conceive.
Not lasting long enough can have emotional and relationship consequences. Get answers.
Lots of men struggle with infertility. Knowing the facts can help you avoid unnecessary shame.
How much do you know about the process that factors heavily into male fertility?
Too little or too much of this sex hormone can impact your path to parenthood.
They're the key to success in male fertility, so know how to improve sperm quality.
Learn about the environmental factors and products that can wreck a man's fertility.
The color and consistency of your semen can clue you in on certain health issues.
Here are five tall tales about men and procreation that still make the rounds.
Let's find out what, exactly, drug use does to your swimmers.
Here's a look into whether these products are up to par with professional lab work and more.
Caught early, bladder cancer is highly treatable. But other factors may affect your fertility.
Years of sexual experience don't make you immune to this common issue in the bedroom.
Just like other parts of the body, your genitals can benefit from antioxidant-rich foods.
A decrease in semen volume can be caused by many factors, as well as indicate other troubles.
Your desk-jockey and couch-potato habits might impact your chance of having kids.
From finding a facility to providing blood and a semen sample, here's how the process goes.
Testicular cancer is traumatic, but understanding the side effects of treatment is vital, too.
Swollen veins in a man's scrotum can affect his life and, by extension, yours.
The start-stop and squeeze methods can address PE and improve your sex life.
If your boys hurt all the time, it may be a sign of this serious condition.
Certain healthy lifestyle behaviors can 'energize' your sperm and improve their motility.
Here's what you need to know about the physical symptoms that might point to epididymitis.
A blow to the testicles isn't always a cause for concern, but it helps to know why it hurts.
Men who want to be a father can make lifestyle changes to ensure they produce quality sperm.
Here are some nuggets of information about everything that's packed into the scrotum.
Check out the pros and cons of each procedure, because only you can choose what's right for you.
Various health issues can cause blockages for your sperm—and fertility.
Optimal sperm health benefits from a well-regulated scrotal environment.
Even after 'the snip,' you can still enjoy a robust sex life, without the fear of pregnancy.
Certain genetic disorders can cause infertility in men, but treatment options are available.
Know what factors to consider when choosing your sperm donor.
Sperm banks are an option to freeze sperm for future use, but get some facts straight first
Having children isn't out of the question. Educate yourself on infertility treatments.
Working on your solo game can open new doors with your partner, too.
Scientific backing is scant, but practitioners of semen retention claim it has sexual benefits.
An absence of sperm could go undetected without intervention and seriously impact fertility.
These unpredictable attackers are a significant but often beatable factor in infertility.
Some men with benign prostatic hyperplasia may develop ED, but treatment options are available.
Healthy sperm are a key component of fertility. Here's what you need to know about sperm health.
Male fertility is key to successful reproduction. Here's what you need to know.
Consider several factors as you look for the perfect person to carry your child into the world.
The size of a man's testicles can provide a fascinating insight into his well-being.
Chlamydia is common and treatable, but unchecked, its long-term effects can impact your future.
Men have many ways to handle and/or resolve infertility—starting with talking about it.
Cancer has men thinking about their future children—whether they planned to have them or not.
Research points to chemicals and pollutants as two causes for a drop in sperm counts worldwide.
Scientific evidence is piling up: Modern men are beginning to lose their reproductive prowess.
Studies disagree on whether the traditional practice will solve your conception difficulties.
As long as humans have known how babies are made, we've looked for ways to prevent having them.
A clinical setting isn't a big turn-on, so use our tips for getting this important job done.
A common hair-loss product that uses finasteride can affect a man's role in conception.
Most dudes are familiar with the sensation, but it's nothing to get your boxers in a wad about.
The science of men's contribution to reproduction doesn't have to be a mystery.
A common cause of so-called dry orgasms, retrograde ejaculation can also cause fertility issues.
Lowered sex drive is among the most common—but least discussed—symptoms of treatment.
Anonymous sperm donation is quickly becoming outdated, challenging the relevance of sperm banks.
Sure, check up on your swimmers in the privacy of your home—but only as preliminary research.
More research is needed, but early studies show a link between coronavirus and sperm count.
Insemination kits offer a convenient option for infertile couples and others who want children.
Some common viewpoints about sperm banks and donors are downright false. Here are the facts.
A varicocele may cause infertility, though the extent of a direct connection is still unclear.