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Millions of embryos created for IVF `thrown away unused`

Last Updated: Monday, December 31, 2012, 14:44

Fifteen embryos are made for every woman conceiving through in vitro fertilisation, and almost half of them are discarded during or after the process, new figures have revealed.

Sperm length, not just the count, determines fertility

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 18, 2012, 16:06

Men have a better chance of having kids if they have semen teeming with strong-swimmers, but fertility experts now claim that sperm which had tails of a similar length were better able to travel than those with tails of varying lengths.

Male fertility under threat as sperm count drops: Study

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 05, 2012, 14:45

The reproductive health of the average male is in sharp decline as the number and quality of sperms have decreased drastically during last two decades, a new study has warned.

`Sperm length variation may cause infertility`

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 14, 2012, 13:16

Men with a wider variation in sperm length may be at risk of infertility as they have lower concentrations of sperm that could swim well, a new study has found.

How laptop’s heat can frizzle men’s sperm sterile

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 07, 2012, 10:40

A couple from Clanfield, Hampshire tried in vain to start a family until the doctors told the husband that the laptop he always placed on his knees was the reason why his wife was not being able to conceive.

Sperm-producing stem cell jab `may restore male fertility after cancer treatment`

Last Updated: Friday, November 02, 2012, 18:31

An injection of banked sperm-producing stem cells can restore fertility in male primates who become sterile due to the side effects of cancer drugs, researchers say

Protein mutation linked to male infertility

Last Updated: Sunday, October 14, 2012, 13:21

Mutations in a protein called RABL2 shortens sperm tails, crippling their swimming ability (motility) and lowering sperm production - all contributing to male infertility

Reducing sperm’s swimming ability could be key to male contraceptive pill

Last Updated: Sunday, October 07, 2012, 13:04

Australian researchers may have come closer to developing a male contraceptive pill.

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