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Studies on long-term health impacts of IUDs on children conceived after IUD removal

Have any studies been done on the health outcomes of children conceived after removal of their mothers' IUDs vs. children whose mothers never had IUDs? This study is close to what I'm looking for: ...
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Definition of Veno-occlusive dysfunction [closed]

Is "veno-occlusive dysfunction" the same as "Venous Leak" or are they different? Is one a subset symptom of another? This is regarding the subject of urology and erectile ...
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Is orgasm necessary for long-term male sexual health? [duplicate]

Though many sources tout potential health benefits of orgasms (googling the thread title will confirm this,) I don't see any that address the question of actual necessity. Do postpubescent males need ...
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What is the probability that a couple has no common defective gene?

If a couple has no common defective gene, they can produce a big healthy population from just two people, right? What is the probability that a human couple (especially of different races) has no ...
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Is the ultimate cause of failure to conceive generally early miscarriage?

Mechanical issues aside, the process of human reproduction involves a very large number of sperm meeting an egg. It would seem then that given conception can either fail before, during, or after the ...
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Why do age-related DNA transcription errors not manifest in children as readily as their parents?

When cells replicate, there is the occasional transcription error. As a person ages, these transcription errors accumulate. The reason that a lot of the elderly develop cancer, is the DNA governing ...
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Do uteruses return to their original size after a full-term birth or are they slightly bigger than one that's never grown?

Assume these two uteruses we're talking about are healthy. A uterus is about the size of a plum. After postpartum, would a uterus that carried a full-term infant return to it's original size or ...
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What is the dispersion of woman's ovulation day around the mean value which is 14th day?

Everywhere there's information that ovulation happens at around 14th day of the cycle. But what is the mathematical meaning for the word around?
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Effects of masturbation on Health

I have heard that there can be adverse effects from masturbation, such as difficulties with having children and/or decreased sex drive. Can masturbating actually decrease my fertility or sex drive?
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Is biking linked to erection- or fertility problems?

Is there any proven link between biking a lot and erection problems? Fertility problems?
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What influences vaginal odor?

Some women have an unpleasant vaginal odor. This can sometimes influence their sexual activity. What influences this vaginal odor? Eating habits? Use of tampons? What can be done to limit this ...
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Does a hot bath effect fertility in men?

I was taught that a man's testes are outside his body because sperm can't handle inside-body temperature. I was thinking there are other times where a man's testes heat up. Like in a bath or spa or ...
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How does my body know how long a month is?

Every month I get my period. Mine is somewhat irregular, but it's usually between 27-33 days. How does my body gauge that amount of time? Is there some kind of external factor (wake/sleep cycles, ...
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Fructose from the Seminal Vesicles

I have been contemplating how chronic gut-originating infestations such as Candida overgrowth and Small Intestinal Bacteria Overgrowth (SIBO) link to symptoms in the male reproductive system, i.e., ...
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Sperm donation - where should I donate?

I recently discover sperm banks pay for sperm donation all over the world. I'm an Italian citizen. Which are the best countries in Europe to donate semen? In terms of: Guarantees I won't have to ...
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Is there any cure for congestive prostatitis?

The "Congestive Prostatitis" is described as a condition in which there is excessive fluid accumulated in the prostate gland. Is there any cure apart from ejaculation? Can the condition be improved/...
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Do combined oral contraceptives cause weight gain?

I started Lo Loestrin Fe (a combined estrogen-progestin oral contraceptive pill) about 4 months ago. The first month on it, I got my period. The second month, I did not. The third month I got it. Now, ...
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