fertility

Stress does reduce fertility – but only in women, new study suggests

Higher levels of stress are associated with lower odds of conception for women, but not for men, according to new…

Moderate alcohol consumption ‘boosts male fertility’

Moderate alcohol intake is linked with higher semen volume, sperm concentration, and total sperm count, according to new research published…

Sperm counts are falling dramatically – but only in the West

Sperm counts in men from North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand have halved in less than 40 years, according…

That ‘fertility cliff’? It may be more of a gentle slope

The study that identified 35 as a cut-off year was based on 17th-century church records. More modern evidence is available

Acupuncture ‘helps women fall pregnant’: the Sun has got this badly wrong

Does acupuncture help women get pregnant? According to a recent article in the Sun online, the answer to this question…

Dog fertility is on the decline — and this may be bad news for humans

New research has discovered that the fertility of dogs may have fallen sharply over the past three decades, and the…

Scientists ‘reverse’ the menopause: could this become part of mainstream medicine?

Greek gynaecologists have developed a technique that reverses the menopause, the New Scientist has reported. Platelet-rich plasma treatment is used…