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  1. Free Radicals and Fertility

    We all know how breathing in oxygen produces carbon dioxide, but not many people know that it can also cause reactive oxygen species (ROS).

    Reactive oxygen species is when there is too much oxygen amongst cells, known as free radicals. This causes a chain reaction that damages other cells including sperm, egg and can even affect implantation. Sperm are particularly vulnerable to free radicals. Men take note!

    IVF can also expose sperm and egg to excessive oxygen, causing ...