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How to Boost Your Sperm Count by the New Year

2015-8When a couple under the age of 35 cannot conceive after having regular, unprotected sexual intercourse for one year, there is a 30 percent chance it could be due to male-factor infertility. Why is this important? Even if a man’s sperm count has been analyzed and determined to be normal – it may not be optimal. Bottom Line: It is advisable for men to seek out fertility boosting treatment in conjunction with their female partner’s fertility plan.

  • Male-factor infertility = 30 percent of cases
  • Female-factor infertility = 30 percent of cases
  • Unexplained – idiopathic – infertility = 10 percent of cases

Checking Your Sperm Count With A Semen Analysis

A computer assisted semen analysis is a simple – yet sophisticated – diagnostic test used to judge a man’s sperm quality and quantity.

  • Sperm Concentration is the number of sperm in the ejaculate
  • Sperm Motility is the percentage of sperm moving and the qualities of movement such as speed and straightness
  • Sperm Morphology is the percentage of sperm having a normal appearance in size and shape

Average Sperm Counts Have Diminished Significantly

Studies have shown that over the past 50 to 60 years, average sperm counts have diminished significantly. The average sperm concentration in a milliliter of ejaculate has been cut in half since the 1940s. Men with normal sperm counts may be contributing a couple’s struggle to get pregnant naturally.

  • Normal sperm counts show a baseline of 15 million per milliliter of ejaculate
  • Optimal sperm count baseline = 40 million+

Optimum Sperm Quality is Important

A man’s sperm quality matters a lot – even if his lab results fall within a normal range.

  • Morphology
  • Motility
  • Forward progression
  • Semen volume
  • Liquefaction time

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