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Obesity and Fertility in Men

Men are not immune to the impact of obesity on fertility.

The greater the BMI, the higher are the chances of low sperm count and decreased motility (movement) of the sperm.  Obese men often have higher than normal estrogen levels.  As well, in obese men, the scrotum remains in closer contact with surrounding tissue, thus raising scrotal temperature.  In addition, there is concern that genetic abnormalities that are associated with obesity can also cause infertility in men.

TFC Video: Male Infertility

How Do You Treat Male Infertility? Dr. Kaylen Silverberg discusses the best treatment options when facing male infertility.

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TFC Ovation Research : Male Infertility

2018 Tracking of Human Sperm in Time-Lapse Images

Chizhong Wang*, Ji-won Choi*, Leonardo F. Urbanoy, Puneet MassonzMatthew VerMilyea§, and Moshe Kam*Tracking of Human Sperm in Time-Lapse Images*Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ, USA, 70 Beharrel St., Concord, MA, USA, Penn Fertility Care, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA, §Ovation Fertility, Austin, TX, USA.