This week’s research review continues our series on male fertility and summarizes a fascinating piece published in 2015 titled, “The Association between Dietary Patterns and Semen Quality in a General Asian Population of 7282 Males.” The synopsis was written by Dr. Taylor Keen while on the FACTS online elective in fertility awareness.
To celebrate Men’s Health, FACTS is publishing research reviews and interviews throughout the month of June to raise awareness about the importance of addressing male fertility. This week’s review discusses the often-neglected and essential role of men in family planning. Dr. Nicholas Burstein summarized the 2017 article published in Malaysian Family Physician titled, “The roles of men in family planning – a study of married men at the UKM primary care clinic.”
Throughout the month of June, FACTS is highlighting the importance of male health, fertility, and involvement in fertility awareness. This interview with a couple was conducted by Stephanie Nguyen while on the FACTS fertility awareness online elective. This resourceful couple has benefited from a variety of fertility awareness-based methods (FABMs) through their adaptability, openness to learning, and their desire to make decisions together.
FACTS will post throughout the month of June on issues of men’s health and the importance of male fertility. Our series begins with a review of research by fourth-year medical student, Victoria Anderson, published in JAMA in 2020 by Schisterman et al titled, “Effect of Folic Acid and Zinc Supplementation in Men on Semen Quality and Live Birth Among Couples Undergoing Infertility Treatment: A Randomized Clinical Trial.”
The FACTS Advisory Council consists of a talented and diverse group of individuals whose guidance and support are crucial to the success of our organization. This month, we feature Allison Macbeth, the newest member of the FACTS Advisory Council. Trained in the Justisse Method, she wants to break the taboos that surround topics such as periods and menstrual health and bring these conversations out into the open.
A short luteal phase has significant implications for a woman’s fertility and is associated with early pregnancy loss and infertility. In this week’s post, Dr. Shum Sin reviews a 2018 research article by Abdulla et al titled, “Hormonal predictors of abnormal luteal phases in normal cycling women.” The study sheds light on the importance of normal follicular development, ovarian follicle size, and a healthy hormonal milieu to support a normal luteal phase.