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Fertility Blog by Illume Fertility

Everything you need to know about reproductive health, fertility testing, fertility treatment (like IUI and IVF) and how to navigate fertility challenges.

Infertility Awareness | Men's Health | Mental Health

By: Sierra Dehmler
May 31st, 2024

While the physical burden of fertility treatment typically rests on the female partner in a relationship, men are primarily expected to provide support to them throughout the process. But fertility struggles affect men in different ways - and their experience matters too.

Cancer | Fertility Preservation | Men's Health | Mental Health

By: Spencer Richlin, MD
November 16th, 2023

During the month of November, you may see some men growing out beards and mustaches in support of "Movember." What exactly is it, and what does the cause raise awareness for?

Women's Health | Men's Health | Preconception | TTC

By: Linda Connolly, RN
November 14th, 2023

When you decide that you're ready to try to conceive a baby, it marks the beginning of the monumental transition into parenthood. Want to give yourself the best chance of getting that positive pregnancy test? Here's everything you should know about preconception health.

Male Infertility | Men's Health | Fertility Testing

By: Spencer Richlin, MD
June 28th, 2023

With home fertility testing kits becoming increasingly popular, it is important to understand their benefits and limitations. Here's when to opt for an at-home sperm test and when you should reach out to a fertility expert for a full semen analysis.

Male Infertility | IVF | Men's Health

By: Sierra Dehmler
June 13th, 2023

After undergoing a procedure as a teen that would alter his family-building experience forever, Joe shares his journey through being diagnosed with male factor infertility, becoming a father, and why he's decided to be open about his story.

Male Infertility | Men's Health

By: Lisa Rosenthal
June 17th, 2022

Father’s Day can be an exceptionally tough day for men who are still trying to conceive or experiencing infertility. Similar to how Mother’s Day affects women, hopeful fathers may find this holiday very difficult to navigate. As a partner, how can you show your love and support around Father's Day? Keep reading for some helpful ideas.

Cancer | Men's Health | Fertility Testing

By: Sierra Dehmler
November 19th, 2021

When it comes to the language of fertility, we have to admit – a lot of the lingo tends to favor the ladies’ side of the equation. From AMH levels, to basal body temperature, to cycles, moms-to-be have a whole list of ABCs to learn as they go through treatment.

Male Infertility | Men's Health | Reproductive Health | Fertility Testing

By: Shaun Williams, MD, FACOG
June 3rd, 2021

According to the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), male factor issues account for 50% of all infertility cases. The good news? Simple lifestyle changes can often significantly improve sperm count. Here's what to do to increase your chances of success.