MiOXSYS A novel method of measuring oxidation reduction potential in semen and seminal plasma

Monday, May 16, 2016

Authors:
Ashok Agarwal, Ph.D., H.C.L.D., Rakesh Sharma, Ph.D., Shubhadeep Roychoudhury, Ph.D., Stefan Du Plessis, Ph.D., Edmund Sabanegh, M.D.…

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Recommendations for development of an emergency plan for in vitro fertilization programs A committee opinion

Sunday, May 1, 2016
All in vitro fertilization programs and clinics should have plans for the protection of fresh and cryopreserved human tissue and continuation of patient care in the event of an emergency or natural disaster.

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Disclosure of medical errors involving gametes and embryos An Ethics Committee opinion

Monday, March 7, 2016

Authors:
Ethics Committee of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine

Abstract:

Medical providers have an ethical duty to disclose clinically significant errors involving gametes and embryos as soon as they are discovered; clinics also should have written policies in place for reducing and disclosing errors.…

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Angiotensin II type 2 receptor is expressed in human sperm cells and is involved in sperm motility

Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Angiotensin II type 2 receptor is present in human spermatozoa and is associated with basic sperm parameters, especially motility.

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Risks beyond reproduction for infertile men

Monday, February 1, 2016

Author:
Michael L. Eisenberg, M.D.…

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Male adolescent fertility preservation

Monday, February 1, 2016
Today, most male adolescent cancer patients will survive their initial diagnoses. Unfortunately, most of these patients are not currently provided adequate fertility preservation counseling or care.

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Changes in sperm methylation profile A potential cause of infertility and a handle to monitor improvements in genetic and lifestyle interactions

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Authors:
Moira O’Bryan, Ph.D., Michelle Lane, Ph.D.…

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Decreased fecundity and sperm DNA methylation patterns

Tuesday, December 29, 2015
Sperm DNA methylation profiles at five distinct genomic regions are associated with decreased fecundity in a well-characterized patient population.

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The conversation

Thursday, October 29, 2015
This article provides a summary of the biopsychosocial model and the assessment and treatment of psychologically based male sexual dysfunction as manifested in cases of infertility.

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Urinary concentrations of benzophenone type ultraviolet light filters and semen quality

Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Urinary concentrations of two benzophenone-type ultraviolet filters (BP-2, BP-8), chemicals used as sunscreens, were found to be associated with select semen endpoints.

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Differences in the seminal plasma proteome are associated with oxidative stress levels in men with normal semen parameters

Thursday, July 30, 2015
Seminal plasma proteome reflects semen lipid peroxidation status, with the expression of proteins related to reactive oxygen species metabolism. These proteins may be used as biomarkers for semen oxidative stress.

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Can we isolate occupational effects on male fertility

Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Reflections on "The relationship between physical occupational exposures and health on semen quality: Data from the LIFE Study" by Eisenberg et al.

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Impairment of male reproductive function after sleep deprivation

Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Sleep loss can promote marked changes in the male reproductive system in rodents, affecting especially the spermatic function by means of NO pathway modulation.

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Sperm content of postacrosomal WW binding protein is related to fertilization outcomes in patients undergoing assisted reproductive technology

Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Sperm content of the postacrosomal head protein PAWP is positively correlated with successful fertilization and normal preimplantation embryonic development after intracytoplasmic sperm injection.

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Nomograms for predicting changes in semen parameters in infertile men after varicocele repair

Wednesday, June 25, 2014
We formulated nomograms to predict improvements in semen parameters (total motile count, sperm concentration, motility, and morphology) after varicocele repair using multivariable linear regression.

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Defining the specific reproductive effects of cancer therapies The burden is upon us

Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Reflections on "Impact of lymphoma treatments on spermatogenesis and sperm DNA: a multicenter prospective study from the CECOS network" by Bujan et al.

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Towards the identification of a subset of unexplained infertility A sperm proteomic approach

Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Altered sperm proteome was observed with respect to poor blastocyst development and in vitro fertilization outcome in donor oocyte cycles despite normal sperm testing parameters.

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In vitro effects of coital lubricants and synthetic and natural oils on sperm motility

Monday, March 31, 2014
Effects of coital lubricants and oils on sperm motility were evaluated. Astroglide, KY lubricants (Sensitive, Warming, and Tingling), and sesame oil reduced sperm motility significantly, and mustard oil exposure caused sperm hyperactivation.

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Prognosis factors of pregnancy after intrauterine insemination with the husbands sperm Conclusions of an analysis of 2019 cycles

Monday, March 31, 2014
Positive predictive factors of pregnancy after IUI-H were woman’s secondary infertility, woman basal FSH levels 7 IU/L, ovulation triggering and inseminated progressive motile spermatozoa 1 million.

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Obese fathers metabolic state adiposity and reproductive capacity indicate a sons reproductive health

Thursday, February 20, 2014
Diet and exercise interventions in obese founder males improve the reproductive health of male offspring, with a father’s metabolic and reproductive status predicting his son’s reproductive health.

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Semen quality and time to pregnancy the Longitudinal Investigation of Fertility and the Environment Study

Friday, January 31, 2014
Semen quality parameters were associated with shorter and longer time to pregnancy (TTP) when modeled individually but not when modeled together. Male age was negatively associated with fecundity as measured by TTP.

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Informed consent and the use of gametes and embryos for research a committee opinion

Friday, January 31, 2014
The ethical conduct of human gamete and embryo research is contingent upon conscientious application of principles of informed consent with respect to gamete and embryo donors. Relevant ethical issues are developed herein.

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Misconduct in third party assisted reproduction a committee opinion

Tuesday, December 31, 2013
This document discusses the responsibilities of the physician in situations of third-party assisted reproduction where malfeasance or misconduct has occurred.

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Access to fertility treatment by gays lesbians and unmarried persons a committee opinion

Wednesday, November 27, 2013
This statement explores the implications of reproduction by single individuals, unmarried heterosexual couples, and gay and lesbian couples.

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Fertility preservation and reproduction in patients facing gonadotoxic therapies a committee opinion

Thursday, October 31, 2013
Ethical considerations of preserving fertility after gonadotoxic treatment are discussed.

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A new way of investigating abnormal semen quality in men with spinal cord injury

Monday, September 30, 2013
Reflections on "Differential seminal plasma proteome according to semen retrieval in men with spinal cord injury" by da Silva et al.

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Informing offspring of their conception by gamete or embryo donation a committee opinion

Friday, June 28, 2013
This document discusses the ethical implications regarding informing offspring of their conception using gamete or embryo donation.

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Aging sperm negatively impacts in vivo and in vitro reproduction a longitudinal murine study

Friday, June 28, 2013
Natural male aging negatively affects both in vivo and in vitro reproductive outcomes in an outbred murine model.

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Intracytoplasmic morphologically selected sperm injection versus intracytoplasmatic sperm injection A step toward a clinical algorithm

Thursday, March 28, 2013
Our group experience demonstrates a clinical advantage for IMSI procedure in patients who failed in their first ICSI or for patients who shifted between ICSI and IMSI modalities.

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Real time Raman microspectroscopy scanning of the single live sperm bound to human zona pellucida

Friday, March 1, 2013
Raman microspectroscopy scanning of single live sperm is able to distinguish the human zona pellucida–bound sperm from unbound sperm.

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