The Pause that Concerns: Men and Life Changes

While humorous references abound concerning a male version of menopause, the truth is that men also experience hormonal and sexual function changes as they age. The proper name for this phase is andropause, and while comparisons continue to be made to menopause, there are some significant differences, particularly with regard to a man’s ability to conceive a child.

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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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Australia: A ‘Baby Drought’ Down Under?

In 2015, the Sydney Morning Herald ran a headline that trumpeted the fact that Australia’s fertility rate had fallen to its lowest level in 10 years, resulting in a so-called ‘baby drought’. The national fertility rate of 1.8 children per women had dropped from 1.88 children in 2014, and even further from the 2.0 children per woman recorded from 2007 to 2010. That mini-peak was attributed in part to a boom in the mining industry.

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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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UK’s Independent Highlights Company’s “Quality, Privacy, Security”

Khaled Kteily, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Legacy, and a graduate of Harvard University’s Public Policy program, was quoted by the newspaper as saying, “For a lot of the world, Switzerland has an association with quality. Think of Swiss banks, Swiss watches and even chocolate. We have a strong emphasis on quality, privacy and security.”

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