The UK is Importing American Sperm to Deal With Shortage

There is a sperm drought looming over the UK, and they're facing some issues keeping up with the demand. It is believed that donor numbers have dropped since 2005, when donors no longer had the right to anonymity (children who were conceived by way of a donor can now legally ask for the identity of their donor at age… » 6/29/14 4:51pm 6/29/14 4:51pm

Scientists have created remote controlled cyborg sperm

Looking to take advantage of sperm's awesome swimming ability, researchers have cyborg-ized bull semen by positioning them inside tiny metal cylinders that can be steered with magnets. This means we now have a way to control a cell's direction inside the body — a breakthrough that could lead to efficient microscopic… » 12/13/13 2:40pm 12/13/13 2:40pm

Sacré bleu! French men have suffered a dramatic drop in sperm count and…

Sperm count is down in French men, according to a study published today in the journal Human Reproduction. The investigation, led by environmental health epidemiologist Joëlle Le Moal, found that the number of sperm in one milliliter of the average 35-year-old's semen declined from roughly 74 million in 1989 to about… » 12/05/12 7:20am 12/05/12 7:20am

How can a small piece of copper prevent you from getting pregnant?

Birth control comes in all shapes and sizes, from the incredibly high-tech to the ridiculously simple. So if you're worried about the long-term effects of taking hormones, or tired of taking a daily birth-control pill, there's always another method of birth control that's simple, cheap and effective: the Copper T. The… » 9/18/12 11:07am 9/18/12 11:07am

Eight things you didn’t know you could do with human sperm

Sperm are single-purposed: They're optimized to get to an egg and inseminate it. But that doesn't mean there isn't more to this cell than meets the ovum. Sperm, along with its travelling companion, semen, are surprisingly versatile and adaptable substances. Here are eight unconventional things you can do with human… » 8/27/12 10:00am 8/27/12 10:00am

Men could soon blast their balls with soundwaves to prevent pregnancy

What if the male version of the birth control pill wasn't a pill at all? Scientists from the University of North Carolina say a non-oral form of male contraception is on the horizon. According to researchers, all it takes to be effective is a couple blasts of high frequency sound waves...delivered straight to the… » 1/30/12 7:00am 1/30/12 7:00am