Pollution’s Hidden Toll: Declining Sperm Counts

At Needed we are very aware of the correlation between the state of our planet and the state of our health. From depleted nutrients in food caused by modern farming and food processing techniques, to the risks of toxins like PFAS and heavy metals.

We often think about how our...

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Pollution’s Hidden Toll: Declining Sperm Counts

Why We Need to Stop Asking Women If They Want More Kids—and Normalize Talking About Secondary Infertility

Intro

We’ve all been there: gathered around a family dinner, catching up with old friends, or mingling at a party, when someone inevitably turns to the woman who already has one child and asks, “So, when are you having another? Do you want more?” Seemingly innocuous questions, often intended to...

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Why We Need to Stop Asking Women If They Want More Kids—and Normalize Talking About Secondary Infertility

Should we be prepping our bodies for Egg Freezing?

Introduction

Egg freezing, or “oocyte cryopreservation,” is a reproductive technology that allows egg cells to be preserved and stored for later use. There are both personal and medical reasons that a woman may choose to freeze her eggs. The most common reason cited for elective...

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Should we be prepping our bodies for Egg Freezing?

What Causes Low Sperm Count?

What Causes Low Sperm Count?

Sperm meeting egg sounds like a simple concept, but there are so many factors that go into this process to achieve a pregnancy. 

The quality of sperm (and the quality of eggs) are crucial to fertility outcomes. One component of sperm quality...

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What Causes Low Sperm Count?