One in 7 of couples are infertile because they cannot conceive a child despite regular intercourse. Male infertility is responsible for up to 1 in 2 casses of infertility, and therefore doing a sperm count should be the very first test an infertile couple should do. The causes of male infertility are due to low sperm production, abnormal sperm function or blockages that prevent the delivery of sperm, and some of the time this is due to illnesses such as infections or connditions of the scrotum such as hydrocele.

Male Infertility Testing With SpermCheck Fertility Test

There is now a way to test for low sperm count in the privacy of one’s own home. A new product from Fairhaven Health, the SpermCheck Fertility Test, accurately confirms if a man has a normal sperm count. ... read more »

Infertility Treatment in Men

The #1 reason for infertility in men is usually a low or abnormal sperm count. ... read more »

Washed Sperm

How long do washed sperm survive? ... read more »

Sperm Banking Freezing Frozen Sperm

Freezing sperm is an option for men who are not yet ready or able to have a child but who want to give themselves the option of doing so in the future. ... read more »

Male Infertility Evaluation

The first test in the evaluation of the infertile male is the semen analysis which is also known as sperm count. ... read more »

Sperm Morphology - Kruger Sperm Function Test

The Krueger strict sperm test checks the sperm morphology. ... read more »

Reduced Fertility in Overweight and Obese Men

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 ... read more »

Abnormal Sperm Count-Next Step

Q: My husband had an abnormal sperm count and we are desperate. Does that mean we will never get pregnant? ... read more »

Male Fertility Testing: Sperm Analysis and Count

A sperm analysis or sperm count is necessary to evaluate male fertility. ... read more »

Causes of Male Infertility

Male infertility affects about 50% of all infertile couples. ... read more »

What Is a Varicocele?

My husband was found to have a varicocele - What is that? ... read more »

Vasectomy - How to Get Pregnant Afterwards

After vasectomy, you can have surgery done (vasectomy reversal) or remove sperm surgically and do IVF. ... read more »

Spermanalysis - Terms

What are the explanations for an abnormal sperm count? Glosary of Terms. ... read more »

The Ejaculate Looks Clear

My ejaculate looks clear. Does that mean I am infertile? ... read more »

Male Infertility Inherited?

Young men whose parents had difficulty conceiving are likely to have relatively poor sperm quality, a new study shows -- offering evidence that fertility problems are at least partly inherited in some cases. ... read more »

Varicocele - What is It?

What is a varicocele? ... read more »

Spermanalysis - Abnormal

Definition of an abnormal count from a spermanalysis. ... read more »

Abnormal Semen Analysis - Which Other Tests Can be Done?

For the man with a poor semen sample, additional tests which may be recommended include specialized sperm tests, blood tests, and testis biopsy. ... read more »

Varicocele - Information

Information all about varicocele. ... read more »

Simple Procedure Improves Male Fertility

Correcting varicose veins in scrotum boosts sperm count, motility, study finds. ... read more »

Infertility Causes - Men

Infertility affects approximately 15-20% of all couples. Male infertility factors contribute to approximately 50% of all infertility cases. ... read more »

No Sperm - Azoospermia

My partner has Azoospermia (absence of sperm in ejaculate). What should our next step be when trying to get pregnant? ... read more »

Risk Factors for Infertility in Men

Environmental factors are a cause of male infertility. The most common environmental factors include use of toxic substances for work, smoking, heavy alcohol use, drug abuse, use of prescription medications for either ulcers or psoriasis, heat exposure to the testes or DES exposure. ... read more »

Premature Ejaculation

Premature ejaculation (PE) is also known as rapid ejaculation, premature climax, early ejaculation, or by the Latin term ejaculatio praecox. ... read more »

Sperm Count - Fertile vs. Infertile

What are the values of a fertile and infertile sperm count? ... read more »

Problems Getting Pregnant - Husband OK?

My husband has an 8-year old daughter. Does that automatically mean he is OK? ... read more »

Fever and Sperm

Will his fever affect his sperms and the sperm count? ... read more »

Sperm - What Are They

Less than 5% of the ejaculate consists of sperm. Sperm cells, also called spermatozoa or sperm, are made by the man's testes. Production of sperm happens all the time, and it takes about 72 days for a man's body to produce a fully formed sperm. ... read more »

Ejaculate - Abnormal Appearance

My boyfriend's ejaculate looks funny ... read more »

Sperm - Affected by Drugs?

Can my husband's medication affect his sperm count? ... read more »

Tight Jeans and Their Effect on Sperm Count

The Levi's 'Ex-Girlfriend Jean,' those tight jeans also referred to as hipster/rocker jeans: a 'tribute' to your ex-girlfriend, or a way to prevent your new girlfriend from getting pregnant by reducing sperm count? ... read more »

Dealing with the Emotional Impact of Infertility for Men

Since male factor infertility is the primary cause of infertility in one-third of couples, it may seem strange that most couples never even consider that infertility is caused by a man; the vast majority of infertile couples believe it has something to do with the woman. ... read more »

When to Have Male Fertility Tested

About 50% of all fertility issues are associated with male problems. Many couples face fertility problems and when to have male fertility tested is a recurring question. ... read more »

Abnormal Sperm Morphology

One way to describe the shape of sperm is “sperm morphology.” It’s one of the three things a fertility specialist will be looking at when sperm is analyzed. ... read more »

What Are Abnormal Sperm and Why Do I Have Them?

Male infertility is the number one single cause of infertility among most couples, and there are several problems with a man’s sperm that can affect his fertility. ... read more »

Boxers vs. Briefs and Sperm Count

Could boxers or briefs really make a difference in a man's fertility? ... read more »

How Infertile Men Can Cope With Father’s Day

For many men, Father’s Day is just another reminder of their struggles with infertility. Here are tips to help cope. ... read more »

How Okra May Affect Male Fertility

Traditionally, okra (gossypol) has not been a common food in most parts of the United States and is mostly found in southern cooking dishes. Yet, the vegetable has recently become a trendy food among the millennial crowd, and with good reason. Okra is a nutritious and medicinal vegetable. ... read more »

What Causes Low Sperm Count?

Experts suggest that over half of all male infertility is due to a low sperm count. ... read more »

How to Collect a Semen Sample

Collecting a semen sample is a necessary and common method for men who are testing their fertility, and there are special precautions that can be taken to make it easier to do it correctly. ... read more »

Infertility Tests for Men Sperm Count Sperm Analysis

The spermcount  also known as sperm analysis, is the main male fertility test and it tests the ejaculate for sperm numbers, ejaculate volume, sperm motility, and sperm morphology. ... read more »

Sperm Count - When?

When should we consider having a spermanalysis and how do we have it done? ... read more »

Semen Analysis - Sperm Count WHO Criteria

Semen analysis (sperm count) is used to evaluate male fertility. The ejaculate is examined in a laboratory after masturbation and the amount and quality of sperm and seminal fluid (semen) are tested. ... read more »

Semen Analysis Sperm Count - Normal Values

A sperm count, also known as a semen analysis, is a test of a man's ejaculate to check for problems that may contribute to infertility. ... read more »

Semen Analysis - Sperm Count

Everything you need to know about sperm count and semen analysis. ... read more »

Male Fertility Infertility Tests - Sperm Count Semen Analysis

Finding out about his fertility is the second most important information to know when trying to get pregnant. ... read more »

Low Sperm Count

Can low sperm count be improved? One study says yes! ... read more »

Improving His Fertility And Healthy Sperm

Healthy sperm aren't always a given. Understand how lifestyle factors can affect sperm health and count and what you can do to improve his fertility. ... read more »

Overheated Car May Reduce Male Fertility

Heated car seats can decrease sperm counts. ... read more »

Overweight Men Are Less Fertile

Men with excess body weight are at increased risk of infertility. ... read more »

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