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Doctors say men are getting more vasectomies amid abortion restrictions nationwide

After the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 landmark case that protected abortion rights, medical professionals say they have seen a drastic increase in vasectomies.

Vasectomies offer a form of permanent birth control for men, and roughly 500,000 are performed every year in the United States....

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2022 Top Story in Urology: Effect of COVID-19 mRNA Vaccines on Sperm Parameters

This report by Diaz et al1is a follow-up of the larger controlled study by Gonzalez et al2 that documented a lack of semen parameter change in men who received COVID-19 mRNA vaccines. These patients were studied using semen analyses before and after vaccination. The current study extended the follow-up duration to a total mean of 10 months after vaccination. Again, no adverse effect of COVID-19 vaccination on sperm numbers was seen....

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2022 Top Story in Urology: Trends in Infertility Treatment

Choi et al report on the use of medically assisted reproduction (which includes medical ovulation stimulation and intrauterine insemination as well as in vitro fertilization [IVF]/intracytoplasmic sperm injection[ICSI]) in Australia.1Australia is unique in that is has a single healthcare registry system (allowing the tracking of infertility treatments and subsequent births), and infertility care is available without restriction....

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Priapism Increases the Risk of Cardiovascular and Cerebrovascular Disease in Men

Written by Peter N. Schlegel MD, FACS. The article by Mulloy et al in J Urology raises additional considerations for the management of men with priapism....

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Dr. Chughtai discusses new pilot study on Rezum treatment for BPH

Urology Times® is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2022. To mark the occasion, it is highlighting 50 of the top innovations and developments that have transformed the field of urology over the past 50 years. In this installment, Bilal Chughtai, MD, discusses new pilot study on Rezum treatment for BPH. Dr. Chugtai is a urologist at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York, NY. ...

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Podcast: Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery

In this episode of Back to Health, Larissa Rodriguez, M.D. discusses what patients should know about female pelvic medicine & options for reconstructive surgery. She also highlights the newly established Center for Female Pelvic Health at Weill Cornell Medicine/New York-Presbyterian Hospital. Under her direction, the Center is quickly...

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Your Guide to Pelvic Floor Disorders

Pelvic floor disorders, such as incontinence, painful sex, and pelvic organ prolapse, are common conditions that many women and gender-nonconforming people struggle with. In fact, one in four women have reported having had at least one pelvic floor disorder and approximately ...

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Wall Street Journal: Dr. Peter Schlegel discusses male infertility trends and the use of antioxidants in support of sperm health

Dr. Peter Schlegel, the James J. Colt Professor of Urology and Professor of Reproductive Medicine spoke with the Wall Street Journal regarding recent trends in male infertility, and the medical research into the use antioxidants to treat it. 

To Read the Full Story: https://www.wsj.com/articles/sperm-focus-start-ups-looking-to-boost-male-fertility-11654691234

Sperm is a Focus of Start-Ups Looking to Boost Fertility - Wall Street Journal Magazine

The role of vitamin and supplement use has been controversial in male infertility.  The referenced WSJ link contains discussion of several startup companies that provide supplements to enhance sperm function and/or fertility.  Dr. Peter N. Schlegel provides comments regarding the management of male infertility and the use of vitamin and supplement therapy.

To Read the Full Story: https://maleinfertility.org/news-updates/...

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Testicular sperm characteristics in men with nonobstructive azoospermia and their impact on intracytoplasmic sperm injection outcome

The use of immotile or morphologically abnormal sperm at the time of intracytoplasmic sperm injection from surgically retrieved sperm from men with nonobstructive azoospermia does not preclude fertilization or clinical pregnancy.

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