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Pre-Pregnancy Diabetes Increases Risk of Birth Defects

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) conducted a study which showed that women who are diagnosed with diabetes before they become pregnant are 3-4 times likely to have a child with one or more birth defects than women who are not diabetic. The study was published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. The National Birth Defects Prevention Study (NBDPS) article reports that pregnant women with pre-gestational diabetes mellitus (pre-pregnancy diagnosis of diabetes, e…

What Causes Male Infertility?

Infertility is the inability to get pregnant after trying for at least one year without using birth control. About 15% of couples are infertile. About one-third of cases of infertility are caused by male factors alone. What are the causes of male infertility?Variocele, or the varicose vein in the scrotum, is the most common cause of male infertility. It occurs when the veins are enlarged one or both sides. This causes the heat inside the scrotum to affect sperm production. It can also be caused …