Sperm not only interest us; it is our whole foundation and we constantly work on improving quality, sperm count and the survivability of the sperm cells.
Recent studies show that many men don’t know enough about infertility in general and about sperm in particular:
This Canadian study by D. Daumler, P. Chan, K.C. Lo, J. Takefman and P. Zelkowitz on 700 men showed, according to Medical Daily that the participants “have limited knowledge of the various factors that are associated with male infertility”.
At European Sperm Bank, we regularly get calls from men asking how they can increase their sperm count? First of all – some men are simply just born with a really good quality sperm with a high sperm count.
Most men have what is called a “normal” sperm quality, which is primarily measured in four different parameters: total volume, sperm count, motility and morphology.
Do you have trouble conceiving?
It is always a good idea to contact a doctor, if you have been trying to conceive a child for a year without any luck.
There are simple things both men and women can do to support their fertility. Remember that these are general advice and should be combined with a healthy lifestyle:
- Don’t smoke
- Eat healthy
- Get at least 8 hours of sleep every night
- Cut down on alcohol
- Avoid drugs and anabolic steroids
- Do not have unprotected sex
- Get regular tests for sexual transmitted diseases.
If your efforts to become pregnant by your partner have been fruitless, it may be a good idea to test the quality of the sperm and sperm count.
Men are always welcome to visit our labs in Copenhagen, Aarhus or Lyngby, where we test the sperm. When you get the result, we will of course offer advice according to the result.
If there has already been established a low sperm count, it could be serious and a symptom of something even more serious. In that case, it is very important to contact a doctor.
If you would like to know more about sperm count (or anything else), you are welcome to contact us