Posts tagged fertility
Chemotherapy and Fertility: Effects and Defenses

While the general prevalence of cancer has increased in recent years, so, too, has the overall outcome of long-term survival, thanks in no small part to chemo- and radiotherapy treatments. At the same time, though, both men and women face potential threats to fertility as a result of undergoing chemotherapy treatments for cancer.

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Is There Such a Thing as ‘Safe’ Herbicide?

Avoiding chemicals and herbicides seems more than prudent advice, given recent headlines about potentially devastating health effects of such substances, even if in some cases humans aren’t directly exposed to them. The presence of toxins in the food chain and atmosphere make it virtually impossible to avoid all of them. The herbicide in question here is ATZ.

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Conception Perceptions: Myths vs. Facts

You’ve educated yourself on the best ways to stay emotionally and physically fit. Closely examined your diet and lifestyle choices to see whether there’s room for improvement or proactive measures (there almost always is). And you’ve monitored your potential and real exposure to toxins, pollutants, and chemicals to avoid their harmful effects on your fertility.

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Cancer Treatment and Children's Fertility: Potential Solutions

For men who are survivors of child cancer treatments, concerns about possible effects on their fertility can loom paramount. After all, adult men with cancer face significant obstacles to maintaining healthy fertility during and after treatment, though men can take proactive measures to protect themselves.

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Taking a Dip: The Water May Not Be Fine

Results showed that adolescents who had used indoor chlorinated pools for greater than 250 hours before the age of 10 or for more than 125 hours prior to the age of 7 were roughly 300 per cent more likely to register abnormally low testosterone levels – less than the tenth percentile – than those of peers who had not used these kinds of swimming facilities while children.

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