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Does Masterbation Affect Fertility
It does not: I'm very sorry that somebody told you this. The "scientific basis" is the discovery that sperm counts per unit volume of semen are lower if a man ejaculates frequently. The reason is that more fluid is reabsorbed during abstinence. There is nothing "spiritual" about telling or believing untruths about your body; growing up is difficult enough as it is. Think about the girl you'll marry. Cheers. ...Read more
Frequent male masturbation isn't likely to have much effect on your ability to get your partner pregnant: Some data shows that optimum semen quality occurs after two to three days of no ejaculation. But other research suggests that men who have normal sperm quality maintain normal sperm motility and concentrations even with daily ejaculation. Ultimately, having sexual intercourse with ejaculation several times a week will maximize your chances of getting your partner pregnant, whether you masturbate or not. ...Read more
Yes, but....: There is still no scientific evidence to support what doctors see clinically in their offices. Women seem to conceive after they learn to reduce felt stress. The procedures that work best include meditating, diaphragmatic breathing, and certain self-talking. Also, when they do difficult or challenging daily activities they don't try or push themselves, but instead become mentally calm. ...Read more
It can: Radiation can affect fertility. The most sensitive tissue is the early developing embryo, so there is significant risk in early pregnancy. Affecting eggs and sperm requires much higher doses of radiation. Environmental exposure is best avoided, and clinical exposure should be minimized with shielding. Discuss any concerns with the prescribing physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Doubtful: Basically 'no' as long as ejaculation occurs inside the vagina. If ejaculation is so premature to prevent entering the woman's vagina, then this may be important. Conventional wisdom and many folkstories hold that pregnancy can happen from ejaculation 'outside, ' there is no scientific evidence to support this. If true, it likely happens at a very much lower rate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
YES!: Endometriosis affects many aspects of fertility. In many women endometriosis causes ovarian cysts, causes damage to fallopian tubes, causes inflammation of the uterus, and may decrease the ability of the sperm to get inside the egg (fertilization). Even with fertility treatments women with endometriosis have lower pregnancy rates so it is something to see a fertility specialist about sooner. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Tamoxifen is most commonly prescribed for the treatment of hormone (+) breast cancer. While tamoxifen may cause birth defects during pregnancy, it actually can increase ovulation, thus increasing fertility. Accordingly, premenopausal women taking tamoxifen for breast cancer treatment must use (nonhormonal forms of) birth control. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Correct hypothyroid: When women have hypothyroidism, a common problem is increase of another hormone called prolactin. Causes less release of lh, and a loss of Progesterone receptor site sensitivity, and a loss in sensitivity to fsh in the follicle. All of these losses lead to problems with ovulation, and they also mess with the communication to the pituitary gland. If hypothyroidism under control conception occurrs. ...Read more
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