Category Archives: Fertility | Pregnancy Drugs

Does Nexplanon Cause Depression?

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Does Nexplanon Cause Depression? A common question for some who visit this site is “does nexplanon cause depression?”. In an earlier post, we listed depression as one of the side effects of this birth control method but maybe its good if we delve more on the issue of Nexplanon and depression.

Having a “depressed mood” is mentioned by Merck (the drug maker of Nexplanon) as one of the frequent side effects of Nexplanon. Says Merck in its prescribing information for Nexplanon: Continue reading





Bad Side Effects of Tight Underwear: Low Sperm Count?

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Bad Side Effects of Tight Briefs Underwear. One of the contentious subtopics in the endless debate on which is better between boxers vs. briefs is whether tight briefs underwear is bad for a man’s fertility particularly his ability to produce healthy sperm.

Said debate is exemplified in these two Yahoo! Answers answers with one on the side of “tight briefs are bad for your health”:

From Metal Nettle: Close fitting underwear can affect your fertility if it keeps your testicles above their normal temperature by holding them too close to your body, they hang free below your body for a reason.

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In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) Side Effects and Health Risks

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Do fertility treatments and IVF cause breast cancer? What are the possible health risks for a woman receiving in-vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment? A new study suggests that women who started taking fertility drugs when they were 24 years old and went through IVF appear to have a higher risk of developing breast cancer after their IVF treatment. In contrast, women who started their fertility treatment at a later age (40 years old and above) do not seem to face such an increased risk.

Now, before you dump your fertility treatments and IVF, it is important to note that the researchers themselves are not sure whether the higher risk could be attributed to IVF and fertility treatments or whether it could be attributed to something else — such as, for instance, the basic the specific cause of a woman’s infertility.

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