Major depression in men makes couples less likely to conceive

Depression can make both men and women infertile.

Western males have lost nearly 60% of their sperm count since the 1970s

Exposure to new man-made chemicals might be to blame.

Male dogs are becoming less fertile, and researchers believe it’s happening to us next

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Roundworm infections found to increase fertility in women

A study of 986 Bolivian women found that on average, a lifetime infection with a type of roundworm named Ascarius lumbricoides led to an extra two children in the family. Their paper, published in the journal Science, suggests that the worm is altering the host’s immune system, making it easier to become pregnant — in effect, the parasite increases female fertility. The researchers hope this discovery will lead to “novel fertility enhancing drugs.”

Parents live longer than childless couples, study shows

A new study released by Danish researchers at Aarhus University has found a correlation that suggests that couples that are unable to conceive children have a higher mortality rate than those that are. The study studied more than 21,000 couples having in vitro fertilization treatment between 1994 and 2005. During this period, 15,210 children were born and 1,564 were adopted. Unfortunately, 96 women and 200

An interesting fact: Male fertility is in the bones

The researchers of the Columbia University Medical Center discovered a nice revealed a nice little nugget of information that will probably astonish most of our male (and probably female) readers. The male fertility is determined partially by the bones. How exactly does this work and how does this effect us? Well, they’ve discovered that the skeleton in male mice acts