LibraryMale Infertility

Infertility doesn’t play favorites.  The latest statistics show male factor infertility is a causal factor as many times as female infertility. Historically, male issues are an afterthought, but we want to change this one semen analysis at a time.  Find out more information on causes and treatments for male infertility, and information on male reproductive health in general.


FAQs

What is normal sperm count?

Answer:

The sperm count measures how many sperm appear in the sample. What is normal? This is the place where there is the widest variability. The “normal” count is approximately 70 to 80 million sperm/mL.

What is infertility?

Answer:

Infertility is defined as the inability to conceive a child after at least 12 months of unprotected sexual intercourse.

How often is male factor infertility to blame?

Answer:

In 20% of couples it’s attributable entirely to a male factor. In another 30%-40% it is a combination of both male and female. Therefore, in a majority of infertile couples a male factor is identified.

What is a semen analysis?

Answer:

A semen analysis reveals the volume of ejaculate, the concentration or density of sperm, their motility and the morphology (shape). There are minimal standards of adequacy for each parameter and anything below those standards is called “abnormal.”


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