Medical research

Inactivation of taste genes causes male sterility

Scientists from the Monell Center report the surprising finding that two proteins involved in oral taste detection also play a crucial role in sperm development.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

COVID-19 infection may reduce fertility in men

COVID-19 may negatively affect sperm quality and reduce fertility in men, according to research published in Reproduction. The study indicates that COVID-19 infection can cause increased sperm cell death, inflammation, and ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Study examines racial disparities in reproductive coercion

Reproductive coercion, a form of relationship abuse that includes pressuring a partner to become pregnant when they don't want to be is prevalent among teenage girls seeking care at high school health centers, according to ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Landmark study compiles data on pregnant women in prisons

As an expert in reproductive health care for incarcerated women, Carolyn Sufrin kept running up against a troubling obstacle: She needed prisons to provide hard data that simply didn't exist.

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