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Assisted Reproductive Technology
ART includes all fertility treatments in which both eggs and sperm are handled. In general, ART procedures involve surgically removing eggs from a woman’s ovaries, combining them with sperm in the laboratory, and returning them to the woman’s body or donating them to another woman.

Bicycle Saddles and Reproductive Health
NIOSH worked with several police departments with bicycle patrols to conduct reproductive health research. In these studies, NIOSH did more than assess a problem; it also tested a solution. Several bicycle saddle manufacturers have developed saddles without protruding noses. NIOSH has investigated whether these saddles, which remove the pressure from the urogenital area, will alleviate any potential health problems.

Easy Read Potential Health Risks for DES Sons
Research established that DES Sons were at an increased risk of non-cancerous epididymal cysts, which are growths on the testicles.

Preconception Care Information for Men
Preconception health is important for men, too. There are things men can do for their own health, as well as for the women and children in their lives.

Easy Read Preconception Care: Questions and Answers
The key to promoting preconception health is to combine the best medical care, healthy behaviors, strong support, and safe environments at home and at work. Learn what men can do to support the preconception health of their female partners and their future babies.

A Public Health Approach for Advancing Sexual Health in the United States: Rationale and Options for Implementation
On April 28-29, 2010, CDC held a consultation with 67 experts in the field of sexual health to discuss the elements of the green paper and to further explore the rationale, vision, and priority actions for a public health approach to advance sexual health in the United States. This report is a summary of the meeting’s proceedings.

Sexual and Reproductive Health of Persons Aged 10-24 Years, 2002-2007
Data were compiled from the National Vital Statistics System and multiple surveys and surveillance systems that monitor sexual and reproductive health outcomes into a single reference report that makes this information more easily accessible. This report addresses three primary topics: 1) current levels of risk behavior and health outcomes; 2) disparities by sex, age, race/ethnicity, and geographic residence; and 3) trends over time.

Teenagers in the United States: Sexual Activity, Contraceptive Use, and Childbearing, 2006-2010 National Survey of Family Growth
This report presents national estimates of sexual activity, contraceptive use, and births among males and females aged 15-19 in the United States in 2006-2010 from the National Survey of Family Growth.

Vasectomy: Unintended Pregnancy Prevention
Vasectomy is a safe and highly effective method of contraception accepted by many couples throughout the world. Vasectomy, a form of permanent contraception, is also known as male sterilization. Those who seek a permanent form of contraception may want to consider the potential benefits and risks of vasectomy.

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