Male factor in infertility cases on rise
June 22, 2016
First-time father Paul Mwanjala (not his real name) dubs the birth of his baby girl last month “a miracle”. He and his wife had waited seven years before successfully conceiving their first child via in vitro fertilization (IVF). The gynecologist found nothing wrong with Mrs Mwanjala, who is in her late 30s. But Mr mwanjala, who is in his early 40s, was dealt a hard blow. Tests found very few sperms in his semen, a condition known as oligospermia.vRead more .....
Fathering a Boy
May 28, 2016
Dear doctor, I met this lady 2 years ago and we have one girl. I would like to have 3 to 4 kids and possibly 3 boys and the one girl. How do I get boys now? Am sure you have your own reasons for wishing that your subsequent babies are all boys.It doesn’t seem like you are looking for a family balance, as you clearly want more boys. It may be you have some societal pressures to father boys.Read more .....
Fertility is also men’s business
October 7, 2015
If a couple has fertility problems, it’s usually the women who initiate seeking help. This should not be the case as men’s contribution to infertility is estimated to be about 30%. Fertility problems in men are either to do with sperm production, or transport. Sperms are produced in the testes, controlled by signalling from glands in the brain. The sperms must then be transported into the female genital tract. Problems with either of these mechanisms can cause problems with male fertility.Read more .....
The demise of men in sex and reproduction
June 9, 2015
Sex and reproduction, as we know it today, may become a thing of the past. Science is already advanced enough to negate sex as a means of reproduction. And men’s contribution is the easiest to discount, slowly making men irrelevant.Read more .....
Midlife Crisis: Transition or Depression?
April 28, 2015
What do you do when a midlife crisis turns into depression? What's a midlife crisis? It's the stuff of jokes and stereotypes -- the time in life when you do outrageous, impractical things like quit a job impulsively, buy a red sports car, or dump your spouse.Read more .....