The American Society for Reproductive Medicine defines infertility as the inability to achieve pregnancy following 12 months of regular, unprotected sexual intercourse. The average time to pregnancy if a man is under 25 is just over four and a half months but nearly two years if a man is over There is a five-fold increase in the time it takes to get pregnant if the man is over Fact: Male infertility is not passed down genetically. However, there can be some hereditary conditions that may cause infertility.
Dads-to-be: should we avoid using hot tubs and hot baths while trying to conceive?
Last week I confessed how I had finally succumbed to the ultimate California hedonism of the hot tub. The Jacuzzi is, as most of us now know, a great instrument for comfort and even pleasure, in both the bodily and psychic sense. Medical researchers recently discovered that a single hourlong hot tub immersion may temporarily impair male fertility for as long as six weeks. The media has focused so much attention on contraception lately that we tend to forget that millions of married couples have put all that behind them. Fertility, it turns out, can be quite a complicated matter; one in six couples will have serious problems.
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