Libido problems in women

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Lack of sex drive is much more common than it is in men, but it is still something that women find difficult to talk about. Many women still have the ability to achieve orgasm when they do have sex, but the problem lies in a lack of desire to have sex in the first place…. Read more »

Libido problems in men

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Masculinity is so entwined with sexuality that men can feel very threatened and vulnerable when they lose interest in sex. Around 15% of men will experience a loss of libido at some point in their lives, but it is still a difficult subject for them to talk about. When your sexuality is so closely linked… Read more »

The causes of erectile dysfunction

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Erectile dysfunction, also known as impotence, is the regular or repeated inability to get or maintain an erection during sexual activity. An erection is the hydraulic effect of blood entering the penis and being retained in the sponge-like tissues, most often initiated as a result of sexual arousal. If you’ve been struggling to get an… Read more »

What is unexplained infertility?

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It is reported that around one in seven couples faces difficulties in conceiving. If you and your partner have been having regular unprotected sex for twelve months and have still not fallen pregnant then you may be starting to wonder if you have a fertility problem. The first step is to speak to your doctor… Read more »

How miscarriages affect fertility

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Miscarriage is the term used to refer to a spontaneous loss of pregnancy during the first 20 weeks. The majority of miscarriages occur because the foetus isn’t developing properly. Sometimes the foetus’s chromosomes or genes encounter errors as the embryo divides and grows, and it’s not related to any sort of problem inherited from the… Read more »

The male biological clock and fertility

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The biggest misconception about male fertility is that men age and nothing changes. Many men feel that no matter what they do with their body and their lifestyle everything will remain the same. However this is not true, and men’s fertility does in fact decline with age.

The female biological clock and fertility

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As we grow older our bodies become less capable of doing what they could in our youth, and that’s particularly true when we think about fertility. You are less likely to conceive a baby naturally in your 40s than you are in your 20s, which is a fact based on the number of eggs a… Read more »

Celebrities who had children later in life

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Your early 20s may be the age when your body is most capable of conceiving and carrying a child, but that doesn’t mean that we’re all emotionally and financially ready to start a family at such a young age. Many women are choosing to start their families later in life, well into their 30s and… Read more »

The pros and cons of pregnancy in your 40s

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It’s no secret that fertility begins to decline as we age, and once women reach their 40s it becomes increasingly difficult to conceive naturally. However, despite this fact we’re seeing more and more couples choosing to start their families later in life. As with everything in life, there are pros and cons of getting pregnant… Read more »

The Male Menopause and Fertility Connection

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The female menopause is well recognised and documented. Women go into their forties and fifties well aware that they will spend several months or years experiencing hot flushes, sweating, mood changes, and weight changes as their level of the sex hormone oestrogen falls. Their periods become erratic before eventually stopping altogether, signalling the end of their reproductive life.

Men also experience a decline in the production of the sex hormone androgen but it is much more gradual, taking place across decades rather than months or years. Men may experience mental and physical changes but they are much more subtle than the changes than women experience so they could be missed in the early days.