The number of U.S. births per year dropped three percent, according to new CDC data.
Here's what an open adoption will look like in our family (plus some tips for you and yours).
It's may be possible to prevent pregnancy by slightly raising the temperature of testes.
Sperm swim through sticky fluids without losing much energy. New research explains how.
Sperm swim through sticky fluids without losing much energy. New research explains how.
The expanded guidelines could improve opportunities for single and LGBTQIA+ people.
Everyone's family-building journey is different. Let's explore the options.
Fertility treatments are pricey and often paid for out of pocket.
A man's role in the delay of conception is more common than you may think.
Some people believe infrared saunas can help conditions from painful periods to fertility.
Some people believe infrared saunas can help conditions from painful periods to fertility.
As the average maternal age has increased, so has the demand for fertility treatments.
Many women struggle with infertility. Is acupuncture the answer?
Sperm have a much shorter shelf-life than their role in reproduction may suggest—but how short?
Sperm have a much shorter shelf-life than their role in reproduction may suggest—but how short?
Sperm have a much shorter shelf-life than their role in reproduction may suggest—but how short?
If you have RA and are concerned about infertility, here's what you need to know.
A new study suggests 'long COVID' may affect sperm counts, semen quality and more.
FOP is a disease that causes a loss of mobility, but does it also prevent pregnancy?
Good sperm health is mostly tied to making good lifestyle choices and making them a daily habit.
Good sperm health is mostly tied to making good lifestyle choices and making them a daily habit.
Fertility is the obvious benefit of healthy sperm but overall health can be tied to sperm health
We know that psoriasis causes problems with male fertility. Does the same hold true for women?
We know that psoriasis causes problems with male fertility. Does the same hold true for women?
When a birth control method fails, using emergency contraception can help prevent pregnancy.
While it may seem like a simple process, reproduction can be rather complicated.
The technology of sperm selection during IVF allows an 80 percent accuracy of gender choice.
Seizure disorders can complicate fertility matters, but healthy pregnancies are possible.
This temporary organ plays a powerful role in the health of your pregnancy.
You may think it looks fun, sophisticated and sensual, but in fact, smoking is poisoning you.
Production of male gametes can't stop, won't stop just because a guy is getting older.
Production of male gametes can't stop, won't stop just because a guy is getting older.
Author Jenni Quilter examines the complexities of feminism, IVF culture and science.
A lot of planning and tracking is involved, but is this contraceptive form effective?
Too much booze can cause problems with performance and libido.
ART procedures such as IVF are generally safe but include possible downsides and costs.
ART procedures such as IVF are generally safe but include possible downsides and costs.
The new IVF treatment uses a patient's blood—here's why it's so promising.
It can be tricky to get pregnant. Sperm is a big part, but only one part of the process.
They're part of it. A Spanish startup produced healthy twins using an egg-inseminating robot.
It can be tricky to get pregnant. Sperm is a big part, but only one part of the process.
You might be subfertile if you're experiencing a delay in conceiving with no known cause.
PVS is a noninvasive, nonsurgical method to help men with spinal cord injuries conceive.
Research indicates that even moderate drinking could hurt your chances of conceiving.
When egg implantation occurs outside the uterus, medication or surgery may be required.
In vitro fertilization is the most common form of ART, but several options are available.
ART, which includes more than IVF, has been life-changing for more than 9 million families.
Menstruating more than once every 28 days is less than fun (and due to many causes).
AI is a powerful tool capable of helping patients, from preconception to childbirth.
AI is a powerful tool capable of helping patients, from preconception to childbirth.
From birth to menopause, find out how many oocytes you have and how they change with age.
The sex hormone affects sperm production, erections and much more.
The sex hormone affects sperm production, erections and much more.
Sure, contraceptives keep you from getting pregnant, but there are other potential benefits.
An analysis can reveal much about the reproductive fluid and its viability.
Just because you are already a parent doesn't mean conception problems will be easy to handle.
Careful monitoring of this anomaly matters, but you can still live your best life.
Careful monitoring of this anomaly matters, but you can still live your best life.
A recent study finds men who regularly lift heavy objects have healthier sperm.
A recent study finds men who regularly lift heavy objects have healthier sperm.
From cancer to mental effects to torsion, here are disorders men with cryptorchidism may face.
From cancer to mental effects to torsion, here are disorders men with cryptorchidism may face.
Anorexia and bulimia aren't the only mental health issues that impact your ability to conceive.
You might know some of these threats to your sexual well-being. Others might surprise you.
You might know some of these threats to your sexual well-being. Others might surprise you.
You might know some of these threats to your sexual well-being. Others might surprise you.
Here are the essentials about the fluid that is a crucial part of the male fertility process.
Here are the essentials about the fluid that is a crucial part of the male fertility process.
Here are the essentials about the fluid that is a crucial part of the male fertility process.
Here are the essentials about the fluid that is a crucial part of the male fertility process.
Research suggests in vitro fertilization does not lead to a higher risk of mental disadvantages.
The terms get used interchangeably, but these components have individual reproductive functions.
People with polycystic ovary syndrome retain more eggs, but is this an advantage?
The link is intriguing: The 'love hormone' can affect libido as well as sexual response.
A look at in vitro fertilization: who gets it, the cost, the different procedures and more.
The contraception candidate robs sperm of motility and is designed to be taken 'on demand.'
For some women, the benefits outweigh the risks associated with 'the pill,' doctors say.
For some women, the benefits outweigh the risks associated with 'the pill,' doctors say.
Here's everything you should and shouldn't say when discussing in vitro fertilization.
Symptoms can differ for everyone. Here are some ways to manage them.
The critical reproductive organs can experience a host of issues that may lead to infertility.
Being overweight can create issues with erectile function, performance and fertility.
In vitro fertilization is highly successful, but educate yourself on the risks and benefits.
Your diet affects all aspects of your well-being, from function to fertility.
It can take some time to adjust after ending your pregnancy. Resources and support can help.
We explain when to have sex while ovulating. It's all about finding the fertility window.
The celeb says her energy is back almost a year after pausing fertility treatments.
Tobacco products are linked to numerous issues, from ED to Peyronie's and infertility.
Tobacco products are linked to numerous issues, from ED to Peyronie's and infertility.
Workouts, or simply walking, can help ovulation and relieve stress, but there are precautions.
Rethink puff-puff-passing while expecting. Research on the effects is lacking.
Using 'common knowledge' for family planning is a recipe for failure. Experts provide the truth.
The former Miss Universe shares infertility fears during her new TV show.
The global average has been dropping for 50 years, and at an accelerated rate since 2000.
Poor sperm health caused by paternal age can affect the time to conception and fetal health.
These viral infections may impact a man's ability to conceive by diminishing sperm health.
The former 'Friends' star also says she wishes she had known more about freezing her eggs.
Doctors discuss what to expect before and after getting your tubes tied or removed.
Short-term shrinkage is normal, but testes that continue to get smaller should be examined.
Prostate health and lifestyle choices can change the size of your load and its volume of semen.
The first question: What kind of contraceptive have you been using?
The body's response to illness, fever and infection can contribute to infertility.
This condition prevents sperm from entering the ejaculate, but solutions are available.
Here's what you need to know about the chance of fertilization during menstruation.
An underactive thyroid could lead to sexual dysfunction and infertility.
Don't let these false assumptions affect your option to undergo a relatively simple procedure.
Discussing health concerns and lifestyle adjustments before getting pregnant is critical.
A thyroid disorder is often an overlooked cause of infertility issues in men.
Misbeliefs about fertility—and a man's role in it—persist, despite the information available.
Sperm consistency that's thick like mucus or thinner than usual is rarely cause for concern.
Beating oxidative stress can boost erections, enhance sexual performance and fertility.
Two recent studies suggest matcha green tea can improve fertility in males.
The treatment landscape is changing for many would-be parents.
At-home test kits give basic information, but lab tests are better when fertility matters.
Learning about this painful uterine condition will help you better support your partner.
This condition is rare but requires immediate medical attention to prevent severe complications.
Biking has its health benefits, but is it exerting a little too much pressure on your privates?
Often more affordable, minimal stimulation in vitro fertilization might be a good alternative.
Many couples face secondary infertility while trying to grow their families—but why?
The procedure retrieves sperm directly from the testes tissue of men with azoospermia.
Fetal ovaries hold millions of follicles, but that number rapidly declines even before birth.
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.
Timing is everything for accurate results at home.
Research says women who use ART may face cardiovascular problems, but some doctors disagree.
Bottoms up or baseless belief? Are there health benefits to drinking sperm?
Doctors are taking to social media to fill in for uneven and often inadequate sex ed classes.
Death is not the end. Up to 36 hours after a man dies, his sperm can still produce children.
Relaxation techniques could be the key to severing the link between stress and infertility.
It's rare—especially in the U.S.—but this once widespread disease may affect sperm parameters.
Fertility treatments are expensive, but there are some options to lower the bill for IUI.
HSG can provide lots of information about why you're struggling to conceive.
Fine particulate matter caused 5.9 million premature births in 2019, a recent study reports.
A modern look at pea protein and the infamous component that terrifies women trying to conceive.
Restrictive diets can negatively impact your menstrual cycle—so how does IF stack up?
Among fertility treatments, intrauterine insemination and in vitro fertilization are most common
As more businesses offer these benefits, some women are job hunting with them in mind.
IUI can be used to circumvent some of the male-factor fertility issues preventing pregnancy.
Intrauterine insemination is less successful than IVF but also less invasive and less costly.
Just because you've given birth before doesn't mean pregnancy will come easy a second time.
The real question is how closely—and what you're willing to do to find out.
Skip the expensive labs and incubate your eggs inside the warmth and comfort of your own body.
While getting pregnant does get harder over time, there is no immediate drop-off.
The first baby born from IVF in the U.S. just turned 40, and so much has changed since 1981.
Gamete morphology is as important as size and motility in terms of sexual health.
When it comes to having a baby—or avoiding one—every detail counts, including use of lubricant.
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.
Yes, men get the procedure, but it's meant to be permanent, so partners should learn the facts.
It's about time for progress: The femtech industry is projected to reach $3 billion by 2030.
Cold preservation is not used only by cancer patients and won't degrade samples. Get the facts.
Even if your partner doesn't leave you over erectile dysfunction, get it checked out anyway.
A testicular rupture is a serious problem that requires immediate attention.
While some women see a decrease in symptoms when pregnant, medication can complicate things.
You don't have to be a pro to create an unforgettable lap dance experience.
Research provides the first evidence for the role of de novo mutations in male fertility issues.
Some people say Mucinex can help you get pregnant. The science, however, is unclear.
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.
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.
As one woman tells us, deciding what to do with leftover fertilized eggs is complicated.
Shortening the race by 20 kilometers wasn't enough to prevent the effects of extreme cold.
Also known as a stealth or denied pregnancy, this condition is more common than you'd think.
This treatment uses medication to induce ovulation and increase fertility.
A recent study shows a slight increase in cycle length.
Learn about your little one's movements to make sure they're happy and healthy.
Specialized counselors shed light on hidden fertility issues, from sperm to disease.
Managing this condition can ensure your best chance of conception.
One woman's experience with auricular acupuncture, a form of traditional Chinese medicine.
They may look attached in those high school anatomy textbooks, but they’re actually floating.
What life is like for women with underdeveloped wombs and vaginas.
Infertility, pregnancy and postpartum life all have unique stressors, but help is available.
An insulin-like growth factor may encourage the rate of spontaneous twinning in tall women.
The latest research adds to mounting evidence Pfizer and Moderna are safe for pregnant people.
Treating infertility in patients with this condition has evolved over the years.
Erectile dysfunction fixes aren't one-size-fits-all. Most TV and online 'cures' are.
The group of diseases can impede male fertility, and so can their medications. The key? Balance.
It's rare, but an IUD can break inside you. Using one anyway is an individual decision.
Your uterus is made up of more than you might know.
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.
This natural family-planning option can help identify ovulation by observing discharge patterns.
These suggestions may seem obvious, but you need to heed them—get in shape and see your doctor.
Getting in vitro fertilization? Though usually safe, learn the symptoms and signs of infection.
This fertility option is becoming more popular—here's what to know when searching for a clinic.
A recent analysis finds little association between front-pocket placement and infertility.
A recent analysis finds little association between front-pocket placement and infertility.
Family planning isn't just for straight couples.
The differences between these two procedures may help you decide which is right for you.
From the risk factors to the 4 primary forms, here's what you should know about blood cancer.
Increased awareness and the pandemic have contributed to this fertility safeguard's popularity.
Fertility treatments offer hope to many, but the expenses can be astronomical.
Research finds stigma hinders diagnosis and treatment for fat patients.
NHL starts in white blood cells and is the seventh most common cancer among American adults.
Recent research shows promise for hormone treatments to reduce risk of recurrent pregnancy loss.
If your semen levels are off 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 you want to become a parent but struggle to conceive, it could be worth considering.
If infertility isn't an impetus to get vaccinated, how about potential erectile dysfunction.
COVID affected the availability of reproductive healthcare and worsened pregnancy outcomes.
Varicoceles usually don't require treatment unless they affect quality of life or fertility.
The reality star is expecting her third child with her husband, Zach Roloff.
Eating disorders affect hormonal health, but do hormones increase your risk of developing one?
The CDC advises expectant women to get another dose for additional protection.
The actress opened up about sex, fertility and what she wants to teach her teen daughters.
Learn more about the symptoms of the most common type of pregnancy loss.
Your seminal fluid, thanks to certain antibodies, doesn't always recognize friendly forces.
While it remains a great option for prospective parents, you have to think of the child, too.
Prepare yourself mentally and physically for the next step in your IVF journey.
The three big weapons attack more than just cancer. Know how they might impact your body.
The way you dance at the club may actually be a biological phenomenon.
Orchiectomy is still the gold standard, but some men can retain part of their affected testicle.
The Illinois congresswoman candidly discusses her experience with IVF and pregnancy loss.
Though it can't cure infertility, Mayan abdominal therapy can reduce stress and help blood flow.
A man's fertility status post-chemo depends on a lot of factors, but parenthood is possible.
A good night's sleep is critical to overall well-being, including your sex life and erections.
The unconventional menstrual cup method might just be worth a shot.
How to deal with loved ones' comments when you're struggling with infertility.
Here's how to become a safe space so your friends and family feel they can open up.
Women who choose to have babies later in life have more options than ever.
Learn more about the impact on menstruation, pregnancy and fertility—and possible solutions.
The journalist discusses her IVF struggles and finally becoming a mom in her late 40s.
If you have celiac disease and are having trouble conceiving, a new diet might help your odds.
Even with state-mandated screening, women in low socioeconomic areas may face hurdles.
Research results are conflicting, but doctors warn weed won't do you any fertility favors.
A healthy pregnancy is possible, but precautions are needed to avoid complications.
For couples with male-factor infertility, IUI and ICSI are good alternatives to traditional IVF.
As many as 36 percent of twin parents face the difficulty of this situation.
The actress aims to eliminate the shame around pregnancy complications.
Trying to conceive with one testis might sound scary, but sperm production is often sufficient.
Most products haven't been tested or researched, so do your homework and talk to your doctor.
Oral medications and nasal sprays create an innovative pathway for in vitro fertilization.
Most individual fertility issues can be assessed and treated, but some cases are 'unexplained.'
Dear diary, I noticed a lump in my armpit last Monday and today it started itching...
Two prevalent STIs make the list, but so do conditions not directly tied to reproduction.
It's been more than 60 years since women got The Pill. What's the holdup for guys?
Unable to get pregnant while in remission, I turned to surrogacy—and received more than a baby.
Yes, inguinal hernia repair takes place near the sex organs. Don't assume the worst, though.
The time it takes to physically heal after pregnancy loss can add to the emotional toll.
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.
Thyroid function is essential for getting pregnant and maintaining a healthy pregnancy.
One case is worse, but both affect well-being.
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 process is challenging both physically and mentally—be prepared.
IVF isn't for everyone—be sure to weigh the pros and cons.
An infertility diagnosis can be shocking. Knowing how to cope can help.
Understanding fertility and the lifestyle choices that affect it are crucial to conception.
Freezing your eggs or embryos is a step toward conceiving in the future.
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.
Here are some tips to help lighten the emotional load after a miscarriage.
The reality star went through four rounds of IVF before getting pregnant.
Struggling to get pregnant can be emotionally draining, but therapy may help.
This congenital condition is rare, but some men learn about it when they're unable to conceive.
Considering your fertility before you want children can help inform your decisions.
IVF is a good option for some people, but 'family balancing' has sparked a serious conversation.
Finding a physician to perform a tubal ligation can be more difficult than the procedure itself.
Kick the cancer sticks or risk erectile dysfunction.
Despite the risk of severe illness and urging from the CDC, only 22% are fully immunized.
Learn all about peegasms, or what your mother never told you about holding in your pee.
Spermageddon is here, according to harrowing headlines. Are we really facing a coming crisis?
Yes, getting rid of the disease is primary, but keep an eye toward life after treatment.
Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome is a potential complication of hormone-boosting drugs.
For men with retrograde ejaculation, the big O is accompanied by the big 0—as in no semen.
The growths can keep you from getting pregnant. Clinical trials show there may be a solution.
An osteoporosis drug is being studied for its potentially positive effects on male fertility.
The widening fertility window gives your biological clock a few more years to tick down.
Two lesbian couples discuss the ins and outs of pregnancy.
Extreme cold has been used to help treat cancer for years. Can it help in other ways?
Losing a pregnancy doesn’t have to mean the end of your parenthood journey.
This common condition affects 77 percent of women of childbearing age.
They're OK as a starting point, but don't count on home kits to tell you everything.
The field of epigenetics is revealing reasons for potential infertility across generations.
Congenital abnormalities—passed down from dad or mom—play a role in some infertility cases.
While rare, this inherited disorder causes issues for men who want to have children.
Women are reporting irregular periods and fertility concerns after getting their COVID-19 shots.
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.
Lots of men struggle with infertility. Knowing the facts can help you avoid unnecessary shame.
This procedure can help with menstrual complications that impact your fertility.
An OB-GYN weighs in on the connection between birth control pills and your gallbladder.
Though the symptoms are similar to menopause, you may still be able to get pregnant with POI.
For some, the debilitating side effects of oral birth control aren’t worth the trouble.
Science is giving mothers with certain genetic diseases the chance to have a healthy baby.
Many women are self-treating chronic pelvic pain with CBD, but let's see what science thinks.
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.
Nurture your body by choosing foods that correspond with the ebb and flow of your hormones.
Consider first the many effective alternatives that can reduce endometriosis pain.
Polycystic ovary syndrome is scientifically linked to depression and anxiety.
The color and consistency of your semen can clue you in on certain health issues.
Three women share their harrowing journey to an endometriosis diagnosis.
An arcuate or heart-shaped uterus is a common abnormality.
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.
This permanent form of birth control comes with both risks and rewards.
Emergency contraceptives are available as a second line of defense to prevent pregnancy.
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.
The way you care for your teeth and gums affects your baby, too.
Just like other parts of the body, your genitals can benefit from antioxidant-rich foods.
Addressing the symptoms of this scrotum condition is simple enough, even if you can't avoid it.
Chemotherapy can decimate your sperm count, but it doesn't spell the end of parental prospects.
It won't affect everyone, but this STD can lead to conditions that diminish erectile function.
Here's how to talk with your healthcare provider about the swelling in your scrotum.
Learn how to protect your ability to have children before, during and after treatment.
Let's review where to find your cervix and what it can tell you about your reproductive system.
Ease your worries by asking your doctor these questions during your check-up.
Never ignore pain in your penis, because it may indicate a serious underlying problem.
This common condition can affect fertility, but help is available.
The fertility conversation is inevitably emotional, but it doesn’t have to freak everyone out.
The option to have children isn’t taken away from you when you’re diagnosed.
Mind over matter? Understand the role stress plays in your chances of becoming pregnant.
Can hard athletic training negatively affect your ability to get pregnant?
If you're a smoker, you could be putting your fertility and future children at risk.
Your desk-jockey and couch-potato habits might impact your chance of having kids.
The centuries-old profession is a critical part of the birthing process for many modern parents.
From finding a facility to providing blood and a semen sample, here's how the process goes.
Parenthood is a big decision, but not one that must be made right away.
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.
Exercise is excellent for your health, but is too much a bad thing?
Learn about the fertility options available to you after cervical cancer treatment.
The two conditions can seem similar, so only a doctor can help you tell them apart.
Not all lumps in the testicles are created equal. A spermatocele is benign but needs attention.
If your boys hurt all the time, it may be a sign of this serious condition.
Your age, lifestyle and treatment plan will guide which of these options are best for you.
Certain healthy lifestyle behaviors can benefit lazy sperm and improve their motility.
The majority of women will experience uterine fibroids at some point. Here’s what to know.
Getting hit in the balls isn't always a cause for concern, but it helps to know why it hurts.
Careful decisions regarding conception and pregnancy are nobody's business but your own.
You can increase your chances of conceiving, even with polycystic ovarian syndrome.
Here are some key things to know about your DNA when trying to conceive.
Men who want to be a father can make lifestyle changes to ensure they produce quality sperm.
Correcting this penile birth defect may boost self-confidence, but be aware of the risks.
Here are some nuggets of information about everything that's packed into the scrotum.
These tests provide access to tons of info, which can induce more than a little anxiety.
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.
As someone with this rare condition, let me tell you all about it.
Your balls' temperature plays an important role in sperm health.
How is prostatitis treated? What are some prevention methods? Here are the answers you need.
It’s like a monthly report card, telling you so much about your health.
Know where to start and what questions to ask before finalizing your fertility clinic choice.
Even after 'the snip,' you can still enjoy a robust sex life, without the fear of pregnancy.
Options outside of IVF exist. Are they right for you?
You can't always prevent fertility problems, but you can avoid some of the risk factors.
Certain genetic disorders can cause infertility in men, but treatment options are available.
Testicular cancer has a superb survival rate, but you need to get some details ASAP.
Treatment is a challenge, but a surmountable one. Here are some tips to get you through.
There's nothing embarrassing about undergoing effective and important diagnostic test.
Learn how the shape and swimming style of sperm affect male fertility.
When other solutions aren’t an option, surrogacy remains a dependable way to have a child.
Sperm banks are an option to freeze sperm for future use, but get some facts straight first
Hysterectomy may offer major relief for endometriosis, but it's usually a last-resort measure.
Having children isn't out of the question. Educate yourself on infertility treatments.
Your genetics may be causing infertility. Here's what you should know.
Several factors play a role in the frequency of visits to this specialist.
Surgery, radiation and chemotherapy save lives…at a price.
Examining your testes regularly may help you detect abnormalities, including testicular cancer.
So, you want to become a midwife? Be ready to burn the midnight oil.
This common condition in the scrotum can sometimes disguise a more serious genital issue.
Affording in vitro fertilization treatments is possible but takes forethought and strategy.
Maintaining a healthy reproductive system is challenging but necessary for overall wellness.
Reaching for the scalpel may not be the first option for dealing with varicoceles anymore.
Knowing your reproductive options can help make starting or growing a family remain possible.
A loved one can make a real difference after a man receives a testicular cancer diagnosis.
Both positive and negative effects are associated with these plant-based compounds we all eat.
Research gaps prevent us from knowing the full repercussions of HIV and AIDS on fertility.
You need to be aware of how these conditions can affect fertility.
If needles make you squeamish, you may have trouble with some of these fertility medications.
Facial hair and infertility may be signs of a larger issue.
Creating a mutual support network is the first step.
You may be surprised to learn how your reproductive organs respond to the test of time.
Tackling infertility begins with understanding the possible causes.
Gain a better understanding of emergency contraception.
You can still maximize your chances of getting pregnant after the age of 35.
If pharmaceutical or barrier contraception methods aren't for you, you may want to try FAM.
Here’s what happens when it’s time to remove or replace your IUD.
Before making that dreaded trip to the drugstore, look online instead.
Reports that the doses are impacting menstruation raise old concerns about women’s health.
It's time for an honest conversation about pregnancy loss.
Endometriosis and PCOS can make it tricky to get (or stay) pregnant.
A brand-new, easy form of contraception has hit the market, but be sure to read the fine print.
An absence of sperm could go undetected without intervention and seriously impact fertility.
Men make up one-third of infertility cases. Here’s what they can be doing to turn that around.
If you suffer from endometriosis, including your partner in your struggle can bring comfort.
Here’s what you need to know about vaginismus, which can cause sex to be painful or impossible.
These unpredictable attackers are a significant but often beatable factor in infertility.
Pain and erectile issues are just two of the reasons to call the doctor—the sooner the better.
In vitro fertilization makes multiples more likely, although not as often as in the recent past.
A heavy flow or gush is not always normal and can signal more severe health issues.
Curing the disease can cause infertility, but it’s possible to minimize that risk.
Male infertility is a more common problem than you may think, but you have many paths forward.
There are many things you can do to improve your fertility. Find out what they are.
Male fertility is key to successful reproduction. Here's what you need to know.
There are a number of things both partners should keep track of when trying to get pregnant.
How much control do we have over the factors that determine fertility?
These STDs frequently get mistaken for each other, but here's what makes them different.
Before you decide on in vitro fertilization, it's important to know all the facts.
Pain from endometriosis can be unbearable and hard to treat. Massage therapy may help.
The list of possible dangers is long, but avoiding risky items may enable you to bear a child.
Surgery for the condition, including hysterectomy, is invasive but has long-term upsides.
Anticipate what's in store for this momentous step of the in vitro fertilization process.
Don't rush into a vasectomy decision. Take the time to balance the benefits against the risks.
Grief, doubt and frustration—heavy emotions can take their toll on a partnership.
Coping skills are essential to navigating fertility issues effectively.
These surgeries are just some of the choices to consider after a diagnosis.
For women surviving cervical cancer, pregnancy can still be an option, depending on treatment.
Fitz-Hugh-Curtis syndrome is a rare threat, but it should be taken seriously if you have PID.
How to protect your emotional well-being before divulging the details of your family plan.
If you struggle with infertility, here's what you should know before heading in for treatment.
Treatment for testicular cancer can affect the survivor, both physically and psychologically.
Here's how age, medical conditions and lifestyle choices may affect your fertility.
Systemic racism is seriously affecting fertility rates across the United States.
All those clichéd healthy-lifestyle recommendations matter more when you're trying to conceive.
Consider several factors as you look for the perfect person to carry your child into the world.
There are a few ways to handle this difficult syndrome.
The size of a man's testicles can provide a fascinating insight into his well-being.
You still have options—and alternatives—for becoming a parent when age is not on your side.
Your perspective on fertility treatments might be different the second time around (and beyond).
Left untreated, gonorrhea can lead to several conditions that impact fertility. Testing is key.
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.
Men can hurt after an abortion, too—sometimes with serious psychological ramifications.
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.
Learn the truth about timing, frequency, supplements and other factors that affect fertility.
If you're a woman who's trying to conceive, you should first know these facts.
If you’re struggling to conceive, you still have many options to consider.
Understanding common menstrual complications can help diagnose serious health conditions.
Whether you're trying to conceive or stay child-free, understanding your fertility is key.
Feeling depressed? Forget the social stigma and get help—for your body as much as your mind.
Studies disagree on whether the traditional practice will solve your conception difficulties.
If you need to boost, lower or maintain your estrogen level, pay attention to these 10 foods.
While minoxidil won't affect your fertility, finasteride might.
The science of men's contribution to reproduction doesn't have to be a mystery.
Egg freezing offers an amazing—but risky and complex—choice for women's reproductive plans.
Egg freezing offers an amazing—but risky and complex—choice for women's reproductive plans.
A common cause of so-called dry orgasms, retrograde ejaculation can also cause fertility issues.
While it doesn't automatically mean infertility, endometriosis may require immediate attention.
Scientific advances in conception continue to offer fresh hope for men facing infertility.
Fertility preservation may be the key to having a family after cancer treatment.
Adopting an embryo may provide a path to parenthood for couples with infertility issues.
Getting your 'tubes tied' is an effective and permanent way to prevent pregnancy (but not STIs).
Over 35 and pregnant? Here are tips and advice for moms-to-be.
There are a number of fallacies around soy and what it does, or doesn't do, to your body.
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.
Life with endometriosis can be improved by implementing strengthening and stretching exercises.
If you've thought about getting an IUD but feel a little unsure, here are some considerations.
Sure, check up on your swimmers in the privacy of your home—but only as preliminary research.
Your pregnancy journey should include exercise, but be careful of how much.
Raising a child can be one of life's great joys, but presents challenges for people who identify
Knowing how to optimize your fertility could help you and a partner conceive.
Pay close attention to factors and symptoms, because PID can get dangerous if left untreated.
More research is needed, but early studies show a link between coronavirus and sperm count.
Most contraceptives work preventively, but the morning-after pill gives you more flexibility.
These tips require minimal effort and expense but could make all the difference for fertility.
Insemination kits offer a convenient option for infertile couples and others who want children.
Autoimmune diseases cause distress, medical complications and, possibly, fertility issues.
The closer to the time of ovulation you have sex, the better the chances to conceive.
Inflammation of the epididymis can be painful and dangerous. Here’s what you need to know.
You had a vasectomy, but now you want to conceive. What are your options?
Looking to start a family one day? Here's what you need to know about freezing eggs or embryos.
Common myths create added stigma around a medical procedure that is both safe and legal.
From berries to meat to fish, check out our menu of nutritious foods with healthy benefits.
This swelling of veins in the scrotum can cause concern but is mostly benign. Get the facts.
One woman’s battle leads to a miscarriage, surgery and a fertility roller coaster.
If you plan to wait before starting a family, consider the role age plays in male fertility.
IVF is a complex series of procedures used to help with fertility and conception. Get the facts.
Here's how couples can navigate endometriosis together.
Gonorrhea may show many symptoms, or none at all, so getting tested is key to your well-being.
Copper IUDs may be the cause behind your pain and bloat.
What do the success rates advertised by IVF clinics actually mean for prospective patients?
Swollen lymph nodes and testicles are signs, but does epididymitis go away on its own?
Giving birth to a baby with hypospadias causes new circumcision considerations.
Couples should know the pros and cons before deciding on a vasectomy or tubal ligation.
Whether you’re planning to have a family now or later, here’s what to know about healthy sperm.
Here are a few tips for success when you’re planning to have children.
Electronics have been linked to male infertility, but men can take steps to reduce the risks.
Intense cycling can involve hours of pressure on your most vulnerable areas. Should you worry?
Men who use opioids are 95 percent more like to have erectile dysfunction.
The keys to preventing pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) are education, caution and awareness.
Insulin issues accompany polycystic ovary syndrome. The right food can help you stay balanced.
Learning the symptoms of this reproductive syndrome can help prevent long-term effects.
Epididymitis is a common condition in men between ages 14 and 35 that may cause infertility.
Getting tested is easy, and talking to your partner about it should be easy, too.
This bacterial infection can severely impact a woman’s sexual and reproductive health.
One woman in 10 is affected by endometriosis—physically, psychologically and sexually.
Being pregnant changes everything—including sex. You have questions; we have answers.
IVF costs vary greatly, but it’s not out of reach for people serious about starting a family.
While this medical procedure has highly successful outcomes, there are issues to consider.
Thanks to embryo cryopreservation, you can safely put your future offspring on ice.
About 15 percent of couples in the U.S. struggle with infertility issues. But they have options.
Take time to process your feelings and seek support when dealing with infertility.
You’re following all the rules, and yet you’re not getting pregnant. Where do you go from here?
It’s difficult to detect, but if a varicocele goes unnoticed, serious consequences can occur.
A varicocele may cause infertility, though the extent of a direct connection is still unclear.
While not usually serious on their own, hydroceles can extend their reach if left untreated.
You’ve survived testicular cancer. That’s the good news. Now, let’s consider what comes next.
Because the causes of PE are so varied, finding the right treatment option can be a challenge.
There’s much to consider before getting a vasectomy. Here are the things you need to know.
A healthy sperm count points to good overall health, so keep your count high with these tips.
Facing fertility issues? Treatments and lifestyle changes can bring new life to your sperm.
Are you pondering testosterone therapy? Think twice if you’re considering having children.
Male infertility can have many causes, but a proactive approach can yield positive results.
One in 10 women has endometriosis. I was one. Here’s how I found someone to listen and help.
Let’s discuss all the reasons you might decide to freeze your eggs.