Tag: sperm production

Sperm’s journey to the egg

Obstacles in the female reproductive tract

Since its formation to the fertilization of the egg, spermatozoids have to cross a complicated path full of obstacles. Only one spermatozoid will overcome all the barriers and fertilize the egg, creating therefore a new being.

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Sperm and antioxidants

Oxidative stress

There is evidence that free radicals and active oxygen affect both development and quality of sperm. Antioxidants can help reduce this damage and, thus, improve semen quality.

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Male fertility

Male reproductive system

It is measured by the reproductive potential of the man. It encompasses the testicle’s ability to produce quality sperm capable of fertilizing the egg and the man’s ability to copulate.

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Testicular biopsy

Biopsy of the testicle

Testicule biopsy is the extraction of testituclar tissue to chech if there are focus of sperm production in the testicles.

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Male sterility

Male sterility causes

Depending on the nature of the problem, male sterility may be due to several factors, such as: endocrine factors, testicular factors, post-testicular factors, and, finally, sperm factors.

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