Archive for Male Reproduction



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COVID-19 linked to semen impairment – ESHRE

Results of an analysis outlined in the Human Reproduction keynote lecture suggest that men who have recovered from COVID-19 should still be monitored for at least three months afterwards, especially males who have been in intensive care. This was the take-home message from from the opening Human Reproduction keynote lecture by Dr Mauro Gacci, University of Florence, based on evidence from a study into semen impairment among males who tested positive for Covid during the early stages of the pandemic

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Frozen sperm just as effective as fresh for insemination treatments – EurekAlert

4 July 2022: Patients having intrauterine insemination for fertility treatment can be reassured that the use of cryopreserved sperm instead of fresh is not associated with inferior outcomes.

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Male birth control is at our fingertips. Will we ever grasp it? – Inverse

When Seth Kinast started taking an experimental male birth control, his energy levels shot up. He no longer crashed in the afternoon and his sex drive improved dramatically. We joke that it was like he was a teenager again, says Caitlin Kinast, Seths partner.

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Permanent Birth Control Is in Demand in the U.S.But Hard to Get – Glamour

All of these reasons for denying sterilization are in direct contradiction of ACOGs ethical guidance.

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Birding: Even during nesting season, some birds are always on the move – Press Herald

Were at the height of the nesting season for most of Maines breeding birds.

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Conservationists work to protect endangered species in Iraq – PBS NewsHour

Simona Foltyn: Hunting in Kurdistan is forbidden, except for two bird species and the hare.

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Abortion Is About Freedom, Not Just Privacy – The New Yorker

It wasnt a protest, but a defense against a protest.

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An update on the Male Reproductive Health Initiative – ESHRE

A call for more research, more funding and more interest in male infertility and its treatment was made at an invited session at this annual meeting. Male factor infertility remains a major contributing factor to the continued expansion of assisted reproduction, even though fundamental questions in its biology and prevalence remain unanswered. Canadian andrologist Chris De Jonge, one of the founding members of the Male Reproductive Health Initiative, explained the rationale for the groups formation four years ago as the disappointing results obtained by a WHO-commissioned panel of experts; they were unable to answer essential questions on male reproductive health because of poor or no research on important topics, leaving major gaps in their evidence base

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What Is a Breeding Kink? How Unprotected Sex Became a Turn-On – VICE UK

If you, for whatever reason, find yourself searching breed me or breeding kink on Twitter one day, expect to find a flood of posts celebrating sweaty bodies and close-up shots of dicks. Cum lots of it is almost always present, along with captions like wish someone would fill me up like this! or I need to swallow loads upon loads of your cum! You might expect this to be pure heterosexual fantasy, but a lot of the posts are super gay. Dont get me wrong, there are plenty of photos of people Kegel-squeezing ejaculate out of their vaginas, but there are also gay orgies celebrating the joy of cum dumping.

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Sperm Is a Focus of Start-Ups Looking to Boost Fertility – The Wall Street Journal

Where is the we? Its the question that was the driving force for Vida Delrahim and Ronit Menashe when they created WeNatal, a new brand of prenatal supplements that aims to be more inclusive. In the process of trying to conceive, couples often use the word we

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Cocktail of chemical pollutants linked to falling sperm quality in research – The Guardian

A cocktail of chemical pollutants measured in peoples bodies has been linked to falling semen quality by new research. Chemicals such as bisphenols and dioxins are thought to interfere with hormones and damage sperm quality, and the study found combinations of these compounds are present at astonishing levels, up to 100 times those considered safe

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These grasshoppers haven’t had sex in 250,000 years, and they’re thriving – CBC.ca

An all-female species of grasshopper in Australia that ditched reproductive sex in favour of self-cloning is doing just fine, thank you very much.

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Finding My Way: Abortion and the Male Escape Clause – Times-News

I would feel a lot more comfortable about all the states who have lately passed new highly restrictive abortion laws, along with the other states just waiting for Supreme Courts shoe to drop, if we werent just talking about women. Men, the last time I checked, also have a role to play in the reproduction game.

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The Sexist Pseudoscience at the Heart of Biology – WIRED

For years, studying zoology made me feel like a sad misfit. Not because I loved spiders, enjoyed cutting up dead things Id found by the side of the road, or would gladly root around in animal feces for clues as to what their owner had eaten. No, the source of my disquiet was my sex

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Fred the Mastodons Tusks Reveal a Life of Fighting and Roaming – The New York Times

Over 13,000 years ago, an American mastodon roamed what is today the American Midwest. Year after year, he returned to an area in northeast Indiana believed to be a mating ground.

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Gathering wool over all that cotton | Outdoors – Ashland Daily Press

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5 Benefits of a Healthy Sex Life – Health Essentials from Cleveland Clinic

We often think of sex as only for pleasure, but it also offers physical, emotional and psychological benefits.

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The Handmaids Tale voted top book written by a woman for men to read – BreakingNews.ie

Margaret Atwoods best-seller The Handmaids Tale has landed the top spot on the top 10 mens reading list of books written by women following a public vote. The poll was part of a Womens Prize for Fiction campaign aiming to encourage more men to read novels by female authors. The campaign was inspired following the release of Mary Ann Siegharts best-selling book The Authority Gap which revealed men rarely read a fiction novel written by a woman

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Scenes from a Crisis – The Drift – The Drift Magazine

Midway through Joachim Triers film The Worst Person in the World, Julie, the main character, finds herself lost and unsure how to move forward on lifes path. She recently turned 30, works in a bookshop, and lives with her boyfriend, Aksel, in a tastefully furnished apartment in downtown Oslo

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Tennessee Tech joining with two states to research the decline in turkeys – WATE 6 On Your Side

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) Tennesse Tech researchers have partnered with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources and the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency to find out why turkey populations are declining and what can be done to help

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Leopards: The Unwitting Victims of Tiger Conservation – Outlook India

The conservation story of the national animal of India has been a great success. In 2010, 13 nations met at St. Petersburg in Russia and set a target to double the number of tigers by 2022after receiving a fair number of warnings from wildlife conservationists and The World Bank.

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Why The ‘Straight Flag’ Is Offensive And Unnecessary – LGBTQ Nation

Ever since Gilbert Baker created the first rainbow flag in 1978, flags have stood as a symbol of pride and community for LGBTQ people. As queer folks found community online, forums and blogging sites like Tumblr became the perfect place to brainstorm and test out new flags flags that now represent the vast spectrum of identities under the LGBTQ umbrella.

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International surrogacy: Government must heed ‘experts, parents and public’ – Newstalk

The Government must listen to the views of experts, parents and public opinion on international surrogacy, according to the Assisted Human Reproduction Coalition. It comes ahead of the final meeting of the Oireachtas Committee on International Surrogacy. The Committee has heard from a host of families, interest groups and experts over the past two months and will hold its final meeting this afternoon.

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Males need not apply: research on grasshopper species unravels the benefits of giving up sex – University of Melbourne

Face of Warramaba flavolineata, one of the two sexual species that crossed to form the parthenogen Warramaba virgo. Image: Professor Michael Kearney A unique all-female species of grasshopper that can reproduce without sex provides fascinating insights into evolution, new research led by the University of Melbourne has found

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The FDA Refuses to Ban These Toxic Chemicals In Food Packaging, Experts Say Eat This Not That – Eat This, Not That

On a scale of 1 to 10, how worried are you about harmful chemicals lurking in your food? Truth be told, you're probably more concerned about the rising costs of gas and groceries, what your child is or isn't learning in school (or if they're even safe at school), whether you should get a better job, how your aging parents are doing . . .

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