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Did you know that around 90 percent of male infertility is caused by a sperm quality or sperm count problem? Around half of all cases of infertility and sub-fertility are due to a low sperm count. In some of these cases, sperm count can be increased naturally to the point that the man will be [...]
Infertility affects around 10 percent of people of childbearing age in the United States alone — around 6.1 million people, actually! Some even refer to the increase in infertility rates as an “epidemic”. Are you worried you could be infertile too? Here are 10 things you may not know about infertility.
Oligospermia, a low sperm count, means that a man’s ejaculate contains fewer sperm than normal — less than 20 million per milliliter, and perhaps much less. A slightly lower sperm count makes it harder for a man to get his partner pregnant, while an extremely low sperm count makes conceiving almost impossible.
Imagine an artificial testicle built to produce sperm that will help infertile men have children. Sounds like science fiction, doesn’t it? But this is exactly what researchers from California are hoping to achieve. Dr Paul Turek, from the Turek Clinic in San Fransisco, said that he and his colleagues plan to develop a “sperm-building biological machine”, [...]
Researchers have uncovered a previously unknown cause of male fertility – men who lack a certain protein that coats sperm and allows them to enter an egg more easily are more likely to be unable to get their partners pregnant! The new study was published in the journal Translational Medicine, and explains that the protein is [...]
Oligospermia means that a man has a low sperm count. As that description already suggests, this refers to a situation in which the man’s ejaculate contains fewer sperm than normal. Fewer sperm in seminal fluid predictably results in a decrease in the odds that such a man will be able to get his partner pregnant. [...]
For couples who have been trying to get pregnant for a number of years without success, semen analysis of the male partner will certainly be among the first fertility tests that is suggested by healthcare providers. Semen analysis is a relatively non-invasive test for a couple, and it provides quick results without a high cost. [...]
Secondary infertility is when a couple have naturally conceived a child before, but subsequently fail to get pregnant again. If you think that you should have no trouble conceiving another child, because you already have a great track record, you should know that secondary infertility is on the rise, and is responsible for a large [...]