Stats on male infertility
It's a common thought that women are always responsible for infertility but nothing could be further from the truth. In one-third of couples with known fertility issues, the male has the fertility problem. In 50 percent of infertile couples, both the male and female have fertility issues which means that the man is totally or partially responsible for the infertility.
How to track male fertility
If you've been trying to get pregnant for a while or are just curious about you or your partner's fertility, the first step to take to gauge male fertility is to test and track certain numbers. A sperm count and analysis is the typical first course of action. This lets you know whether the sperm is adequate. When it comes to sperm, it's all about quantity and quality. A man needs to have enough sperm and they need to have normal structure and shape as well as motility. Motility is how well and fast the sperm move.
Boosting male infertility
There are certain lifestyle choices that can influence male fertility. Generally, good health equals better fertility, though there are always exceptions. Steering clear of smoking, alcohol, drugs, and steroids is a must. It also helps to eat well, exercise, and get enough sleep.
How much do you know about his fertility? Do you the facts about penis size, normal sperm counts, and the color of the ejaculate? Does he do everything he can to improve his fertility? Let us guide you and improve your male fertility knowledge with this quiz created by Dr. Amos Grunebaum, MD.