Abstinence for 3-5 days prior to performing a semen analysis serves to homogenize the results according to normal characteristics.
Long-term sexual abstinence does not benefit the sperm.
Carmen Ochoa Marieta
M.D., Ph.D., M.Sc.
Bachelor's Degree in Medicine from the Basque Country University. PhD in Medicine & Surgery from the University of Murcia. Currently, she is the director of the Assisted Reproduction Unit of Centro de Estudios para la Reproducción (CER SANTANDER) in Santander, Spain, as well as the director of the Diagnostic Unit of Human Assisted Reproduction in Bilbao.