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Men Diagnosed with Azoospermia Are at Increased Risk of Death

Denver, CO-  Today, Scandinavian and American researchers presented the outcomes of a large prospective cohort study, looking at the connection between mortality risk and a diagnosis of male factor infertility.  Men diagnosed with azoospermia- no sperm observed in the ejaculate- were found to be at increased risk of dying during the years following assisted reproduction treatment compared to men with no male factor diagnosis. This risk was not seen for men with low sperm counts.

Ethnicity Affects Sperm Quality in Infertility Patients

Denver, CO- Researchers from Detroit and Dearborn, Michigan found that semen quality differed significantly between ethnic groups in a retrospective institutional review.  African American men had lower average sperm counts and motility and more abnormal sperm forms than Caucasian men.  And Middle Eastern and African American men were more likely to suffer from azoospermia (no sperm in the ejaculate) than Caucasian men.

For Women Trying to Conceive, Going to Bed on Time May Reduce the Time It Takes to Become Pregnant

Denver, CO-  Researchers from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri presented their findings today at the ASRM’s Scientific Congress and Expo in Denver, Colorado.  In a prospective cohort study designed to determine the associations of different measures of chronodisruption with time to conception (TTC), they found that women who were trying to become pregnant, who had more regular bedtimes, took less time to conceive than those whose bedtimes were more erratic.

Advances in Transgender Reproduction

Denver, CO – Researchers as the American Society for Reproductive Medicine Scientific Congress reported on several exciting studies in the rapidly growing field of transgender reproduction. Before undergoing medical and/or surgical transition, transgender people may freeze eggs or sperm to preserve their future fertility.  New research presented today sheds light on reproductive outcomes in this population.

 

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