Diet Matters in Male Fertility: A Research Review

Diet Matters in Male Fertility: A Research Review

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.

The Role of Men in Family Planning: A Research Review

The Role of Men in Family Planning: A Research Review

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.”

Folic Acid, Zinc, and Male Fertility: A Research Review

Folic Acid, Zinc, and Male Fertility: A Research Review

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 Role of Men in Family Planning: A Research Review

Factors Contributing to a Suboptimal Luteal Phase: A Research Review

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.

Treatment Options in Postpartum Depression: A Research Review

Treatment Options in Postpartum Depression: A Research Review

During Mental Health Awareness Month, we have published about the relationship between stress and premenstrual syndrome (PMS), the impact of estrogen and progesterone on the brain, and how charting the menstrual cycle serves as a tool for mental health. This week, Dr. Brenda Wafo reviews a 2009 research article by di Scalea and Wisner titled, “Pharmacotherapy of Postpartum Depression.”

Physical Activity and Women’s Health: A Research Review

Physical Activity and Women’s Health: A Research Review

Mental Health Awareness Month. Physical health is a key aspect of mental and emotional health for all people. It is important to consider the impact of physical activity on every aspect of a woman’s health throughout her lifespan, including the reproductive years and beyond. In this week’s post, Rajwinder Kaur summarized a 2016 article published by Harrison et al titled, “The Role of Physical Activity in Preconception, Pregnancy and Postpartum Health.”

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