Male Fertility Help and Information Blog.

Welcome to the Male Fertility Blog. My intention is to share the medical knowledge and experiences gained in my practice to help provide a better understanding of Male Fertility procedures to the public. This blog will cover areas related to medical therapy, surgical procedures and also current news in the field. I hope you find the information present to be relevant to your interests and of some help in accomplishing your goals.
-Eric K. Seaman M.D., F.A.C.S.

Is sexual satisfaction better,worse or the same after Vasectomy? Recent studies state it's better.

Vasectomy is a readily accomplished method of male contraceptive. It is often performed in an office or outpatient setting and has been ascribed virtues of being an economical form of birth control, a low risk form of birth control and even a more “green” form of birth control. However, one topic that remains relatively unexplored is the sexual satisfaction of couples after the male partner has undergone vasectomy.

Is there a link between Prostate Cancer and Male Infertility?

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer of men, being diagnosed in about two hundred to three hundred thousand men every year. The risk of prostate cancer is low before age fifty. With increasing age, it is common for a man’s prostate to enlarge and sometimes cause issues with bladder emptying. Unfortunately, the risk of prostate cancer also increases with increasing age as well.

Even if race is more based on a social construct than a genetic basis, Can it affect your sperm count?

A study by Khandwala et al in the August 2017 issue of urology explores this topic looking at a cohort of 1230 white men and 701 Asian men who had analyses done at a single center.

CRISPR Gene Editing

Review articles on the subject have appeared in Nature magazine. Discussion included use of CRISPR to knock out Genes, repair genes, and alter genes in basic research. CRISPR has been used to correct a germ cell (reproductive cell) in an animal model, in other words gene editing to correct a mutation.

Male Fertility Evaluation, Your sex life and your state of mind.

The finding of an abnormal semen analysis in the evaluation of an infertile couple can be disheartening to the male, but sometimes for some men the news is devastating. Feelings of inadequacy and failure can creep in and affect, not only the male himself, but the couples’ relationship.

An Affordable Home Male Fertility Test Available Right Now

A new home test is now available that can reliably assess a man’s sperm count. The product is called the “Trak Male Fertility Testing System” and allows men to collect and then perform a sperm count with the convenience and privacy of their own home. Read More

The Literature shows that Vasectomy is NOT, I Repeat NOT Linked to increased risk of death from Prostate Cancer

The study appears in the March issue of the Journal of clinical oncology and is first authored by Karl Smith Byrnes. The Study was a prospective study following 84,753 men with an average follow up of 15 years. These were men from Denmark, Germany, Spain, and the United Kingdom who provided information on vasectomy status at recruitment.

A Potential Disruptive Breakthrough in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Prostate Cancer: Axumin

This blog departs from my subject matter of fertility and infertility related topics, but the technology is so compelling, I felt compelled to share some information on the topic.

Semen Analysis and Post Vasectomy Diagnostic using a Smartphone?

Standard semen analysis includes an assessment of sperm concentration, motility (percentage of sperm moving and quality with which they move) and morphology (shape of the sperm). The new device/software is able to perform an assessment of concentration and motility of the sperm with over a 95% accuracy in terms of whether the specimen does or does not fulfill WHO criteria for a normal specimen (based on only concentration and motility).

Oh my G-d, I just ejaculated blood. It’s Hematospermia: Don’t panic.

Hematospermia literally means blood in the ejaculate. For men who have experienced it, it can be a shocking situation and a cause for tremendous anxiety. The cause for it is (not universally but) most commonly, benign. Why and how does it happen?

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