Many factors determine male fertility, including health of sperm and semen. The exact mechanisms resulting in poor sperm quality have been elusive but a team of California physiologists may have discovered the key.
A multinational, multidisciplinary team of European researchers has
devised a three-dimensional (3-D) video tracking system that allows the
observer to watch living sperm in motion.
Men in the United Kingdom can now turn to their local pharmacy to test
their sperm count. Boots UK, a pharmacy chain numbering almost 2,500
retail outlets, just started carrying a do-it-yourself sperm count test.
Leucocytospermia is a condition where leucocytes affect male fertility,
but men with metabolic syndrome may suffer infertility even if they do
not suffer from leucocytospermia, according to researchers.
The rapid deterioration of sperm quality among fertile semen donors is alarming and may lead to cessation of sperm donation programs.
Varicocele correction presents a possible method to optimize a couples' reproductive potential or decrease the need for complex assisted reproductive technology.
The sperm is more than a one hit wonder, in the female body. It can stay
around quite a while, making it easier to conceive days after
The first test many men undergo is a semen analysis. Semen analysis requires a semen sample, which is broken down and tested. You’ll probably see words like motility, mobility, morphology and count.
Spermanalysis is commonly used to examine male semen for possible
abnormalities. Many years ago, women were considered to be the cause of
infertility, but today, the medical community accepts the fact that both
men and women can suffer from infertility.
Male infertility can be caused by a variety of problems. Find out tips on improviing sperm count and his fertility.
Male masturbation refers to sexual stimulation of a man's own genitals, usually to the point of orgasm. Ejaculation usually takes place during male masturbation. When a couple is trying to get pregnant, the male who masturbates, however, may need to limit his masturbation and conserve the sperm stores for the fertilization of the egg.
Finding out about his fertility is the second most important information to know when trying to get pregnant (find the most important information HERE).
This sperm count calculator calcuates whether you have enough sperms or not.
These are the new 2009 guidelines for spermanalysis and spermcount and semen parameters by the World Health Organization (WHO)
Antixidants are good for sperm. The lower the antioxidant levels in the man's diet, the less potent their semen (or sperm) may be.
For the man with a poor semen sample, additional tests which may be
recommended include specialized sperm tests, blood tests, and testis
Semen analysis, also called sperm count, is used to evaluate male fertility. In a semen analysis, the ejaculate is examined in a laboratory after masturbation and the amount and quality of sperm and seminal fluid (semen) are tested.
Everything you need to know about sperm count and semen analysis.
Obese and overweight men are less fertile and programs to prevent obesity may improve men's reproductive health and save medical costs for infertility treatment
Men with excess body weight are at increased risk of infertility.
Our Sperm Count Calculator will calculate the amount of healthy and motile sperms based on your spermanalysis data.
Definition of an abnormal count from a spermanalysis.
When should we consider having a spermanalysis and how do we have it done?
The main causes of male infertility are testicular damage, low sperm production, and poor sperm quality. However, there are many different disorders that can lead to sperm problems.
Can my husband's medication affect his sperm count?
My boyfriend's ejaculate looks funny
My husband has an 8-year old daughter. Does that automatically mean he is OK?
The first test in the evaluation of the infertile male is the semen analysis which is also known as sperm count.