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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.