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Meet Our Researchers: More on infertility and general health

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GRAPHIC SLIDE: Stuart B. Moss, Ph.D.

Dr. Susan Taymans
and Dr. Stuart Moss on camera.
Dr. Stuart Moss: And what’s interesting about this is that, for the most part, young men tend not to go to their doctors that often.
Dr. Moss on camera. Dr. Moss: But they may start to go to their doctors when they decide with their partner to start a family and there are issues. So that can be the first time that they’re seeing their primary physician. And if we know the relationship, I think the clinician can advise the individual about his overall health
Dr. Taymans and Dr. Moss on camera. Dr. Moss: in terms of obesity and how this may affect his fertility.
GRAPHIC SLIDE: Susan Taymans, Ph.D.

Dr. Taymans
and Dr. Moss on camera.
Dr. Susan Taymans: For women, there is a very obvious sign of whether or not your reproductive health is potentially in good order, and that’s
Dr. Taymans on camera. Dr. Taymans: the menstruation. So for women who are menstruating regularly, they can’t assume that they’re fertile, but they can assume that there is probably not a serious issue.

If they’re skipping periods or having irregular periods, then they probably want to check their general health, because that can be an index that something greater is wrong.
Last Updated Date: 04/17/2014
Last Reviewed Date: 04/17/2014
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