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Reference values for sperm concentration established by the WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) establishes reference values for all sperm parameters. The WHO reference values in 1999 for sperm concentration was 20 million sperm per mL.

However, the last update of the normal values established by the WHO is from 2010. In this case, a sperm sample is considered normal if it contains at least 15 million sperm per mL. The 2012 WHO criteria are the ones followed today to assess the quality of a semen analysis.

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By MD, FACOG, FACS, FACE (reproductive endocrinologist), (embryologist), BSc, MSc (embryologist), BSc, MSc (embryologist) and (invitra staff).
Last Update: 02/18/2021