Fertility Issues & Erectile Dysfunction Articles

  • Female infertility -- How do you diagnose and treat it?

    One out of every six couples is affected by Infertility. Couples who are unsuccessful in their attempts to get pregnant can undergo an infertility diagnosis. If the condition rests primarily with the female partner, that's referred to as female infertility. Let's find out how to diagnose and treat it!

  • Do fertility drugs raise your risk of cancer?

    Is it true that you increase your risk of cancer if you use fertility drugs? Some of the earlier studies have suggested an association. Find out what the newer meta-studies are showing.

  • Sex during fertility treatments -- bringing sexy back

    Infertility takes a toll on you physically, emotionally, financially and sometimes spiritually. You've got a lot of stress ruling your sex life. Between the medical interventions and hormones, your libido may have bottomed out. Can sex during infertility be sexy?

  • Getting to the roots of infertility

    One in six couples experience heartbreaking infertility issues. Often the first step to treating infertility is determining the underlying causes. See how examining your lifestyle, diet and environment can get to the roots of infertility.

  • Progestin Treatment for PCOS Might Reduce Pregnancy Chances

    Recent findings by the NIHCD might send physicians scrambling for alternative treatment options for their PCOS patients. Progestin appears to decrease the odds of conception instead of making it more likely.

  • Dealing with Secondary Infertility

    You got pregnant so easily with your first baby. This time's different. You've been trying and month after month, you're bewildered by a negative test What's wrong?

  • Making In Vitro Fertilization More Effective

    The deep yearning for a child leads some couples to try IVF treatments. IVF comes with a hefty price tag. These couples are keen to do everything they can to increase the odds of conceiving a baby, given the expense.

  • Going Gluten-Free Helps Couples Conceive

    Could going gluten-free help you get pregnant? Many researchers believe undiagnosed or latent celiac disease might also be a major cause of unexplained fertility in men and women.

  • Fertility: Making Your Body Work for You

    If your thoughts this spring turn to tiny babies, knowing how to synchronize baby-making with the body's cycles can help make those dream come true.

  • Nutrition for Healthy Sperm

    Research doesn't clearly tout specific foods as sperm-builders, but it does suggest that a healthy diet can help with baby-making.

  • Progestin Treatment for PCOS Might Reduce Pregnancy Chances

    Recent findings by the NIHCD might send physicians scrambling for alternative treatment options for their PCOS patients. Progestin appears to decrease the odds of conception instead of making it more likely.

  • Dealing with Secondary Infertility

    You got pregnant so easily with your first baby. This time's different. You've been trying and month after month, you're bewildered by a negative test What's wrong?

  • About Male Impotence (Erectile Dysfunction)

    Erectile dysfunction is also called male impotence. It is defined as the persistent inability to maintain or to achieve an erection of sufficient rigidity to have satisfying sexual activity. It is one of the most commonly untreated medical disorders in the world.

  • PCOS (Polyscystic Ovarian Syndrome)

    PCOS also known as Stein-Leventhal syndrome is a disorder in which the ovaries are enlarged with cysts, with levels of male hormones.

  • Speaking Up About Erectile Dysfunction

    Approximately 30 million men in the United States have trouble achieving or maintaining an erection, and though there are effective treatments for erectile dysfunction, most of these men do not seek treatment...

  • Just Say NO! to BPA

    BPA and other endocrine disrupting chemicals are linked to infertility, cancers and malformations. Want to reduce your exposure? These six simple steps will help!

  • Counting Your Eggs: Can a New Test Predict Your Future Fertility?

    For women trying to determine how long they can postpone starting a family, a new fertility predictor, called Plan Ahead, may provide some insight into the length of their fertile lifespan, but does this test offer only false promises?

  • Artificial Insemination

    Sometimes a pregnancy doesn't happen on its own. When might artificial insemination be suggested? Who is a candidate for it? How does AI differ from DI? Learn which problems are treated with AI, the differences between procedures, and the effectiveness of each.

  • Research Underscores Links Between Stress and Reproductive Hormones

    Researchers from Magee-Womens Research Institute in Pittsburgh revealed that at least one type of menstrual-related disorder linked to infertility may be the result of stress -- and resolving that stress could return reproductive functions to normal.

  • A Patient's Guide to Inducing Ovulation

    Ovulation induction is a process whereby -- through drug therapy -- some of the 1,000 eggs lost monthly are rescued from atresia and allowed to develop to maturity. The following discussion is a description of the process of ovulation induction.