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Sperm 411: 7 Little Known Things That Can Affect Sperm

When it comes to making babies, both the quantity and quality of sperm your partner produces matters.   An average ejaculation contains about 180 million sperm (about 66 million per ml).  When semen is analyzed doctors look at more than just how much semen is eja » Read more

Normal Sperm Count: Basics on Semen Analysis

  If you have been trying to get pregnant for a while, your doctor may want to perform a semen analysis on your partner. A semen analysis will check your partner's semen to see how many sperm are in a given sample, how they are shaped, as well as checking how they move. » Read more

How Long Do Sperm Live?

From puberty until death, men’s bodies are continuously producing sperm. Sperm are created in the testicles and remain there as they mature, a process that takes about two and a half months. When a man ejaculates, about 1-2 teaspoons of semen are released. Only a microscopic amount of that fluid is sperm, but that small amount – tiny enough to fit on the head of a pin! » Read more

Common Causes of Male Infertility

Couples are considered infertile after they have tried for one year or more to get pregnant without success. Many couples automatically assume that the problem is a female issue, but up to forty percent of fertility issues are male-related problems. It is important that both couples have testing to identify what factors are contributing or causing infertility. » Read more

Considering a Vasectomy? It's Not So Bad

If you have decided to have a vasectomy and are feeling a little nervous about it, read on. It's not so bad. Here are a few facts to help calm you down and address your concerns. Let's talk about what a vasectomy will NOT effect: » Read more

Natural Ways to Improve Sperm Count

When a couple has been trying to conceive for more than a few months, it is very common for one of the partners, or both, to assume there must be something wrong.  People can sometimes jump to conclusions when it comes to assessing their fertility and automatically assume that there is something wrong with them.  Men are no exception to this.  » Read more

What is a Varicocele and How Do You Treat It?

By Rebecca Pillar

Until recently, when a couple was having difficulty with fertility, the finger was always pointed at the female. Research has indicated that this is not always the case. More and more couples are finding out that some of their infertility troubles stem from the male. A common incidence of male infertility has been linked to varicoceles. » Read more

Ugly Men Produce More Sperm?

According to a new study from the University of Oxford and University College London, attractive men produce less sperm during sex than unattractive men.  Australian news website, News.com.au, reports on the research, suggesting that women that want to get pregnant find themselves an ugly man. » Read more

Retrograde Ejaculation

Retrograde ejaculation (also sometimes referred to as “dry orgasm”) occurs when a man climaxes but the semen travels backwards into the bladder instead of being ejaculated out of his body through the urethra, the tube the runs through the penis and carries both semen and urine. » Read more

Daily Sex Improves Sperm Quality

There has been some debate over how frequently a couple should have sex when trying to conceive.  It was once thought that abstaining from sex for a few days before ovulation helped build up a man’s sperm count, » Read more