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Fertility clinic in Japan uses sperm from kins in IVF

Last Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014, 19:24

To help married couples conceive, a fertility clinic in central Japan has been conducting in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) using sperms from close relatives, including father of the husbands, resulting in 118 babies between 1996 and 2013.

Older sperm donors as good as young: Study

Last Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014, 13:17

Sperm donors up to the age of 45 are just as likely to conceive children as those in their 20s, new research led by Indian-origin doctors has found.

Birth control pill for males will have to wait

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 03, 2014, 23:08

Much research is underway to find a safe and effective male contraceptive pill. Though it was speculated that a male contraceptive pill is just around the corner but now people will have to wait more. Researchers have found that hormonal male contraception via testosterone does not stop the production of healthy sperm.

Sugary drinks can lead to infertility in men

Last Updated: Monday, June 02, 2014, 19:56

Beware men, especially if you are lean! A new study has found that men who take more sugar-sweetened drinks such as soda can lower semen quality, leading to infertility.

Study reveals stress degrades sperm quality

Last Updated: Sunday, June 01, 2014, 19:16

A new study has revealed that psychological stress is harmful to sperm and semen quality, affecting its concentration, appearance, and ability to fertilize an egg.

Sperm cells `extremely efficient at swimming against current`

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 28, 2014, 17:46

Researchers have said that sperm cells are extremely efficient at swimming against the current.

When young sperm are not just sperm anymore

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 20, 2014, 16:55

You know that in your first hours of life, cells in the nascent embryo mature into skin, heart, gut, or any type of cell - called totipotency.

Stem cells to power your sperm

Last Updated: Sunday, May 04, 2014, 15:45

Men struggling with infertility could breathe a sigh of relief as scientists have now successfully coaxed stem cells made from the skin cells of infertile men into producing sperm cell precursors that could eventually lead to healthy sperm production.

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