What to Expect With a Semen Analysis

What to Expect With a Semen Analysis

Male factor infertility is the primary cause of over one-third of cases of infertility amongst couples and is a contributing factor in as many as 35% of infertility cases. For this reason, one of the first tests offered to couples at the Fertility Centers of New England is the semen analysis. For most men, the […]

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The Key to Understanding Male Fertility

The Key to Understanding Male Fertility

Approximately 40% of infertility is related to the male. The key to understanding male fertility is analysis of the semen. Semen samples can vary from month to month, or even day to day because it takes about 72 days for sperm to develop within the testicles. Unlike eggs, which are present since you were born, […]

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Male Body Mass Index and Reproductive Potential

Because BMI can affect your chances of pregnancy and increase your chances of having a miscarriage, female BMI is considered when determining IVF treatment. Research is continually being done to define whether the negative affects of hormone alterations from obesity is on egg and/or embryo quality, sperm quality or responsiveness of the endometrium. Although an […]

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Andrology: Sperm Morphology

Part 4: Sperm Morphology Sperm morphology refers to the size and shape of the sperm. The percent of normal sperm in an ejaculate has been correlated with its ability to fertilize eggs. A sample is considered “normal” if it has ≥ 14% normal forms, while samples with lower than 4% normal morphology are considered “abnormal.” […]

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