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Addressing lifestyle factors can make a difference to fertility.

Why you're not getting pregnant

When couples have trouble conceiving, it's natural to suspect a glitch in one partner's reproductive system – but it might be something to do with lifestyle.

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What dads do matters too.

It's not just mums who need to avoid alcohol when trying for a baby

Abstaining from alcohol during preconception and pregnancy is usually considered to be the woman’s responsibility. The main concern surrounding alcohol exposure during pregnancy often relates to well-established evidence of newborns developing a range of behavioural, physical and cognitive disabilities later in life.

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Is it necessary to take supplements for sperm health, and do they work?

Science or snake oil: do men need sperm health supplements?

Infertility, defined as the inability of a couple to conceive after at least 12 months of regular, unprotected sex, affects about 15% of couples worldwide. Several factors can lead to infertility, but specific to men, infertility has been linked to lower levels of antioxidants in their semen. This exposes them to an increased risk of chemically reactive species containing oxygen, which can damage sperm.

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