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Sperm counts around the world have halved over the past 50 years, with the pace of decline more than doubling since 2000, according to recent research on male fertility...
The biggest causes of deterioration of sperm cells are pollution, smoking, age, and certain health conditions.
DNA fragmentation of sperms can be of outstanding importance, and the test was officially included in the international guidelines in 2021...
However, there are still no official standards on the values of infertility and fertility.

Generally, a fragmentation below 25 per cent can be considered optimal; above this, the chance of spontaneous conception decreases...
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#Celtic #Folklore

Oh dear lord, great spirit divine,
Creator of all things, above and sublime,
What is to become of me, in this moment of time,
As I exist, lost and alone, in this world of grime? Image
If not me, then who, to navigate this path,
Of despair and darkness, where hope takes a bath,
Am I to be an orphan, for all my days to come,
With no one to hold my hand, in this world so glum?

2/ Image
If not now, then when, will I find my way,
Out of this abyss, where I'm lost every day,
Am I to lose in life's race, from now on,
Or will I find the strength, to rise at dawn?


#Fertility #Rituals Image
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3VOLUTION of Homo sapien to HOM3OSTASIEN​

by Dmitry Kats, PhD, MPH…

- - -

A HOM3OSTASIEN represents the evolutionary step forward undertaken by the homo sapien species (among other mammals) to substantially extend and reestablish healthy, fulfilling,……
... "inhibition of nuclear de novo NAD+ synthesis reduced the total levels of NAD+ in the cell and mitochondrial energy metabolism, leading to premature cellular senescence"

"nuclear de novo NAD+ synthesis pathway, controlled by H2AX [i.e., GPR109A aka…… ImageImageImageImage
... Little do people know, as they don’t care to review the actual literature, that per se, akin to every other cell in the body, as proved in these high-profile journal-published papers (collecting Internet-dust) by the world's most elite investigators (scientists and/or…… Image
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How CoQ10 and Mitochondrial Function Can Affect Egg Production via @YouTube

This video is directed toward older women, but men should take an interest in this, as well. #fertility

By the Center for Human Reproduction. Did you know such a center exists?
If you wish to know more about the #Cytoplasm since it is referenced often in this video, read more here:…
Additionally, a reference about the #Mitochondria.…
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Happy Raja Parba to each and every girl/woman out there🙏🏻 A special festival which celebrates womanhood and menstruation😇.

[A Thread]
While there are many debates going on whether menstruating woman are discriminated or not in our country.
Here is a festival from Odisha and odias which celebrates menstruation - 'Raja Parba'.
Raja is taken from the word Rajaswala, which means menstruating women. The people of Odisha believed that during the first three days Bhudevi (Mother Earth), the wife of Lord Jagannath undergoes menstruation and is given a ceremonial bath the fourth day.
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It's day 1 of London Tech Week! 🌟

Join us as we're at the @QEIICentre campus for a packed agenda with fantastic sessions to explore the next wave of tech innovation. On today's agenda: the Global Leaders Innovation Summit, @EQLHER, HealthTech Summit and more!

#LTW2022 Image
@RishiSunak, opened London Tech Week this morning with a headline keynote.

"If you’re an entrepreneur looking for funding, I want you to look at the UK and say: that’s where I want to be."

#LTW22 Image
Great to hear our Deputy Mayor for Business @RajeshAgrawal talk positively about London's #business ecosystem during his welcome address.

"There is no better place in the whole world to grow you business internationally than London."

#LTW22 Image
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The Aus Senate this Weds will vote on so-called 'three-parent #babies'. These would be #donorconceived babies, genetically the child of 3 people not 2, made by an unregulated, for-profit industry, where there are serious questions about the future for the resulting child. A 🧵
Three-parent babies are made from #mitochondrialDNA donation. For eg: you fertilise a would-be mother's egg, and a donor egg. You suck the middle (the pronucleus) out of both. You put the would-be mother's pronucleus in the 'shell' of the donor egg. You gestate the embryo.
This is to avoid a child inheriting mitochondrial disease from the mother. What it means is: the child inherits DNA from 3 people - bio father, the would-be mother, and the donor. This *is inheritable*. If it's a girl baby, DNA from THREE people will be passed on to her children.
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Here is a prime example of how the baby-above-all-else narrative triumphs over fact in the #media: a 🧵. Let's start with criminal offences. In fact, overseas commercial #surrogacy is ILLEGAL for residents of NSW. Sydney, obviously, is NSW's capital. @smh fails to mention this.
International #commercialsurrogacy is also illegal for residents of the ACT and QLD. This article does not state this either. It fails to mention where these people are from. It does not question the legality of their actions.
Why is commercial #surrogacy a criminal offence in NSW? Well, because of 'considerable medical, ethical, legal and human rights concerns', which include the exploitation of surrogates and the resulting children. #fertility #infertility #law #ivf #donorconception #humanrights
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2,126 couples #TryingToConceive between Dec 2020 and Sep 2021…

👩‍❤️‍👨💉 #CovidVaccination made no difference to per cycle chance of #pregnancy

👩🏻🦠 Infection of female partners made no difference…

👦🏽🦠… but in males ⬇️ chance of pregnancy for ~60d.…
The finding that #CovidVaccination does not affect #fertility mirrors what we have already seen in IVF settings, but it is good (if unsurprising!) to see it confirmed among those #TryingToConceive the old fashioned way! 2/…
This is the first study to look at the effects of #Covid infection on #fertility.

It’s reassuring to see that it doesn’t affect chance of conception in female partners. 3/
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New findings on #CovidVaccination and #Fertility!

Using the @BUPRESTOStudy, we show no association between #CovidVaccination in either partner and fertility among couples #TryingToConceive

A 🧵 on our new study in @AmJEpi #EpiTwitter (1/12)…
We enrolled couples who were #TryingToConceive without fertility treatment. Female and male partners completed questionnaires on lifestyle, health, and #covid19 infection and vaccination. We followed couples for up to 12 months to determine whether and when they conceived (2/12)
Then, we measured whether #TimeToPregnancy differed by vaccination status or infection history. We accounted for many factors (like occupation, income, etc.) that may be related to fertility and vaccination or infection (3/12)
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One of the best ways to know that you're ready for conception, and even learn the best things to do to prepare yourself for pregnancy, is to get your preconception (fertility) checkup!
Set up an appointment with your doctor so that they could review your medical history and discuss plans and proper ways to help you jumpstart your journey to pregnancy.
To assist you with financing your journey to parenthood, @fertilitynevada now offers in-house financing, in addition to continued access to various third-party provider financing options.

We will custom-tailor a down-payment and payment plan that meets your specific needs.
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How can we know that #COVID19 #vaccines will not harm #fertility? Could an effect unexpectedly appear years into the future?


Let’s start with the data we have on fertility right now.

👉🏻 No reduction in pregnancy rates in vaccinated (vs unvaccinated) ppl in clinical trials.

👉🏻 Egg quality, fertilisation rates and pregnancy rates are the same in vaccinated and unvaccinated IVF patients. 2/
👉🏻 No difference in sperm quality before vs after vaccination. 3/
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Do you want to see STONE AGE live in 2021? Then let's visit #India.
Indian women allow priests to walk on their backs in the belief that it will bless them with a child.
Villagers in #India throw cow dung on each other as part of Deepavali celebrations, marking the end of the festival. (06.11.2021)

Hindu activists hold a COW URINE party in the Indian capital, believing it will protect and cure them from the coronavirus.
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What do we know about pregnancy, #COVID19 and vaccination? A thread.

@HSEImm @RCPI_news @RCPI_ObsGyn
Most pregnant women who are infected with SARS-CoV-2 – the virus that causes COVID – have mild or no symptoms and don’t experience serious complications.

However, there is increasing evidence that #COVID19 can affect your pregnancy.
For example, pregnant women with COVID-19 are at higher risk of preterm birth, high blood pressure, postpartum haemorrhage and stillbirth than those who are not infected with #COVID19.
In addition, some pregnant women with COVID-19 will become severely unwell.
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Wondering if antibodies raised against #COVID19 #vaccines can bind to the placental protein syncytin-1 and harm #fertility?


Out yesterday! More data that addresses this question!

Spoiler alert: they don’t... 🧵…
But why would anyone even think that such a thing might happen? Is it even worth researching?

The rumours that COVID19 vaccines would impact fertility were started by a vaccine skeptic who proposed that this might occur, so this is something that a lot of ppl may have heard. 2/
People who work in this area never thought this was very likely, for a number of reasons.

Not least, if this did happen COVID 🦠 would be associated with infertility or problems in early pregnancy, and luckily we don’t see that. 3/

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Hello and welcome to September journal club! I’m Kathleen, PGY2 OBGYN resident at St. Luke’s in PA, and I’ll be your host for @AAGLJMIG journal club today. We’ll be discussing salpingectomy alone approach for risk reduction of ovarian cancer (see last tweet for link) #jmigjc
Throughout today and tomorrow, I’ll be posting about the article and responding to you in between cases and clinic. Hoping we can get some great discussion going! I’ll start with background this morning and return in the afternoon #jmigjc
As we all know, risk reducing salpingo-oophorectomy (RRSO) is recommended as the standard of case for patients with genetic dispositions to #OvarianCancer. The fallopian tube is now well established as site of origin for most ovarian cancers. #jmigjc
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"If you're on thyroid medication, Dr. Duke stresses the importance of checking in with your thyroid throughout pregnancy. "The fetal brain [and] spinal cord start forming at around 21 days, and the pregnancy hormone can actually activate your thyroid,” she explains.
“So, sometimes medicine needs to be tweaked in the first trimester. I check it with the first pregnancy test, and then once per trimester, and at delivery."

Check out this blog from @modernfertility as I answer the most common questions about thyroid problems.
Read the full content here:…

You can also listen to the entirety of the webinar version on the link.
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1/ SRO #covidvaccines Bolton experience of the young and the #covidvaccine. Thread
2/ As I have moved between our somewhat quieter vaccine sites recently and speak to staff including #volunteers they often look a little forlorn these days and ask ‘why do you think young people aren’t as keen to get the #covidvaccine?’
3/ we are infact doing relatively well in #bolton with higher than average uptake rates in our 18-24s. The day over 25s became eligible we were optimistic to see over a million vaccines booked in 24 hours in England. I’ve seen thousands of keen young people take the #vaccine
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The population of South Africa was estimated to be 60,14 million at mid-year 2021, an increase of about 604 281 (1,01%) since mid-year 2020.

Read more here:

#StatsSA #SApopulation
#COVID19 impacted on the three major drivers of population movements.

Read more here:

#StatsSA #SApopulation
Births are the main driver of population growth in South Africa. Compared to previous years, deaths in 2021 are significantly higher as a result of the #COVID19 outbreak.

Read more here:

#StatsSA #SApopulation
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Ontario Canada: "The world's longest #lockdown will come to an end next week" (Step 3, July 16/21).

No. It's not over.

New chief medical officer of health, Dr Kieran Moore makes clear #endemic state will emerge in fall w/ Ont. "doing all the due diligence to prepare." Image
Let's explore numbers behind "world's longest #lockdown", Ont., Canada. Gov't of Ontario website updated July 11, 2021.

"Active cases" in Ont. as of July 11 2021 under 20 yrs of age: 0

Deaths under 20 w/ #COVID19 - 3.

Estimated pop. of Ontario: approx. 14.73 million people. Image
Under 20 yrs:

Jan 15 2020 to July 11 2021:

Resolved cases: 68, 280

Active cases: 0

Deaths (WITH #covid19): 3

[Keeping in mind that Covid tests are inaccurate (false positives) & largely meaningless as testing positive can mean mild to no symptoms whatsoever.] Image
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Of all the education groups in the US, women with a BA have the lowest fertility rate--lower than women with a Masters or PhD

#fertility #demography #population #education… ImageImage
People often see this and think: “people with less money and less education have more kids—so won’t the future population be overrun by poorer, less educated people?”
No! Because other things also determine a person’s education and earnings—like social institutions and individual behavior. People can be more educated than their parents.
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Today (for a change!) let's talk about how the #COVID19 #vaccine affects *male* #fertility 👨🏼‍🦰🍆💦

This study looked at the semen of 43 men before and after they were vaccinated. Sperm parameters did not change. 1/… Image
The authors also highlight that catching COVID has been associated with a reduction in sperm counts.

In this study 6% of recovered male COVID patients had no sperm, and 18% had less than normal (compared to 1% and 3% in the general population). 2/…
They conclude - and I am paraphrasing here - that #COVID19 #vaccination is likely to protect your swimmers. 🏊🏼‍♂️🏊🏿‍♂️🏊🏻‍♂️ 3/3
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J'évoquais #idiocracy ds ma dernière chronique. Voici un article qui met en exergue les centres d'intérêt contemporains: pollution, fertilité et taille du pénis… @LaConvCA
2/ L'épidémiologiste 🇺🇸 Shanna Swan a alerté sur la 📉de la numération des spermatozoïdes depuis 1973. Selon elle, divers polluants environnementaux utilisés dans la fabrication de produits de tous les jours sont en cause: phtalates, bisphénol A, plastiques et PFAS.
3/ Elle ajoute que ces produits chimiques réduiraient la taille du pénis.
Or "le lien de causalité est loin d’être établi": corrélation n'est pas causalité (cum hoc ergo NON propter hoc).
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1/ OK, so today #OBGynInternChallenge diagnosed an ectopic! What do you do once that's accomplished? Let's talk about treatment with a #tweetorial! We'll do these occasionally to cover content we couldn't get to in our @learnarist course. Bonus knowledge! #MedEd #FOAMed #FOAMob
2/ When you think about #treatment for any medical condition, it can be helpful to organize your thoughts into three broad categories: #medical, #surgical, and #expectant. We often forget about that last one! #MedTwitter #OBGynTwitter
3/ With #ectopic #pregnancy, #surgery is what you probably think of first. It's appropriate in three cases: 1) hemodynamically unstable patient; 2) a patient who desires surgery instead of medical therapy; 3) a patient has a contraindication to medical therapy.
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