Dispelling common myths about fertility
Fertility potential declines with age. Peak fertility is usually in the 20s, then an accelerated decline occurs from the mid-30s. From the 4th decade onwards, only a small number of women will conceive spontaneously.
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Reading in the toilet isn’t too unhealthy
Reading material within bathrooms may facilitate the transmission of nasty intestinal bugs from one individual to another.But some studies suggest that this risk is exaggerated
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Headlines on declining male fertility, should men worry?
Overuse of toxins has been a trendy habit. Think of tobacco, alcohol, marijuana and other drugs. There hasn’t been any doubt about the negative effects of toxins on male fertility.
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Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), fertility implications
The cause of PCOS is not known, but sometimes runs in families. The symptoms are related to abnormal hormone production (hence the term hormone imbalance). The diagnosis is made following typical symptoms, hormone tests and ultrasound imaging of the ovaries.
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Endometriosis and fertility
The main symptoms are severely painful periods. The pain may start just before the onset of periods, last through the period, and ease after the period is complete. Some will experience painful sexual intercourse, and there may be associated heavy periods as well. In some cases, there are also urinary and bowel symptoms.
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