When a couple is faced with infertility, we know there is a 50% chance the cause is male-related due to poor sperm quality. But what does this mean? Sperm quality is the ability of the sperm to accomplish fertilisation, either because of low quantity, abnormal shape or abnormal movement. An average sperm count is between 120 to 350 million per cubic centimetre. A low sperm count is below 40 million per cubic centimetre.
A lot of factors can affect sperm quality. An interesting study revealed that there is a general decline that has been going on for a while. It’s a fact: men are getting less fertile! This 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.
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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!
TEDx Speaker and NLP Coach