Men’s fertility needs more respect

Photo credit: istockphoto.com

When it comes to reproduction, men just don’t get the attention they deserve. How women’s health affects fertility has long been studied. Much less, however, is known about how men’s health affects reproduction, according to Rene Almeling, Ph.D., assistant professor of sociology, and co-author Miranda R. Waggoner, Ph.D., a postdoctoral research fellow at Princeton. Even though family history and health habits matter for men as well as women, the only place men are likely to get counseling on the topic is a sperm bank, say the researchers, whose findings appeared in December in the journal Gender & Society. This relative lack of attention to men leaves questions unanswered, including how men’s reproductive contributions are understood.


Other Roundup


Who’s in the in-crowd?

Who’s in the in-crowd?

Being in with the in-crowd is the result of a couple of simple and well-established psychological...

Read more...


50 years of anti-smoking efforts have saved lives

50 years of anti-smoking efforts have saved lives

Anti-smoking measures that began after U.S. Surgeon General Luther Terry warned of the dangers of...

Read more...


Easing pain with tarantula venom

Easing pain with tarantula venom

A protein in the venom of the Peruvian green velvet tarantula blunts activity in pain-transmitting...

Read more...

Download on the Apple App Store