More than meets the eye: epigenetic testing for male fertility

Semen analysis is often the first test recommended by doctors to access a man's fertility. But sometimes, even if the semen analysis comes back normal, there are molecular issues with sperm that can reduce your chances of conception or hinder development of embyros. It can help better diagnose unexplained infertility or better inform success rates for IVF.

Next Steps: What to Do If You Find out You Have Crappy Sperm

Houston, we have a problem… an abnormal semen analysis can be both confusing and scary. Especially in cases where you find out that you have very few or no sperm at all. What should I do now? Is this fixable? Can I still become a father? The good news is that there are lots of things that doctors can do to correct medical causes of male infertility.

Sperm Motility

Motility is a standard measurement taken during a semen analysis. This article explains how sperm motility is measured, how many motile sperm are necessary for conception, causes of low motility and what men can try to do to improve sperm health

2017-02-13T23:19:57+00:00 Semen Analysis|72 Comments

Your Semen Analysis: Sperm Vitality

In its simplest form, sperm vitality is basically the percentage of living, healthy sperm in your semen. It's important to think of each sperm cell is a living thing, with an ability to move on its own and its own lifespan. In your testicles, these little guys have a lifespan of around 72 days. Once a sperm cell dies, it remains in the testicles for time and the body begins to break it down and reabsorb it.

Am I Normal? Normal Semen Volume: The Low Down on Your Load

What's the normal semen volume? How fast does semen travel during ejaculation? Find out what's normal and where you measure up.

The Basics of Semen pH

Is semen an acid or a base? Could your semen pH be impacting your fertility? Get the facts about semen pH and learn what you can do to improve it.

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