Male fertility is the likely cause in 50% of all infertility cases, mostly related to sperm quality issues. But what is sperm quality? Sperm quality is the ability of the sperm to accomplish fertilisation, either because of low quantity, abnormal shape or abnormal movement.
WHO establishes normal parameters for sperm quality and in the UK, NICE recommends the same ranges:
Several research papers showed there has been a decline in sperm quality and male fertility worldwide. In a review and meta-analysis published in 2017 found out there has been an average decline in sperm count of 1.4% per year between 1973 and 2011. Even though we know men are becoming less fertile, reasons for this happening are unclear.
Even though men produce millions of sperm every day, new sperm takes about 2.5 to 3 months to fully mature. So even though you may make changes in your lifestyle today, you will only have an effect in your sperms’ health in 3 months’ time. So it’s all about implementing change and sticking to it!
If you are trying to conceive and are concerned about male fertility, book a free phone consultation here to help you improve lifestyle for fertility. The consultation is with the awarded Nurse Consultant and NLP Coach Andreia Trigo, creator of the Enhanced Fertility Programme. It’s never too late to start your fertility support plan, why not start today?