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Foods to boost sperm quality
Infertility has a higher incidence in men. In order to attempt to reduce this, a change in the lifestyle is recommended.
Sperm’s journey to the egg
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...
Sperm and antioxidants
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.
Abstinence and semen quality
Contrary to popular belief, exceeded abstinence days may worsen semen quality due to an increased sperm concentration. This may affect sperm motility.
Meiosis is required to obtain a viable embryo
Meiosis is the special division experienced by cells that will create eggs in females and sperm in males. Chromosome reduction is needed to form an embryo with the same amount of information as the parents.
Anabolic steroids and male fertility: bad combination
Society’s body cult can provoke sterility in those men that turn to steroids to increase their body mass.
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.
30% of couples that visit an assisted reproduction clinic have male fertility problems.
Testicule biopsy is the extraction of testituclar tissue to chech if there are focus of sperm production in the testicles.
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.
It occurs when the sperm count after ejaculation is non-existent. The absence of measurable sperm in a man's ejaculate may be due to different reasons, since there are several types of azoospermia. It is considered...
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