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sperm count

The number of sperm/mL in semen. The lower reference limit (2.5th  percentile) is 39 million sperm per ejaculate.

sperm count

Urology A measure of the concentration of sperm in semen Normal ±100 million/mL. See Post-vasectomy sperm count, Semen analysis.

sperm count

A method of determining the concentration of SPERMATOZOA in a semen sample of known dilution. Counts are done on a slide engraved with squares of known size, using a microscope. Fertility is unlikely if the count is below 20,000,000 per ml.

Patient discussion about sperm count

Q. how do i teat my no sperm count? i do not have a live sperm,how can i treat and have live sperm count

A. The treatment is done only at specialist centers, and consists first of evaluation of the reason for this condition (called azoospermia). If an anatomical malformation is found, it may be corrected, as well as medical conditions, and in some cases, direct extraction of sperms from the testes (called MESA) enables in-vitro fertilization.

You may read more here:
www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/infertility.html

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Men on a poor "Western" diet of junk food had the lowest sperm counts, followed by those on a Scandinavian diet, featuring processed meats, fish and dairy, then those on a vegetarian diet.
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IN the last 10 years, sperm count in Nigerian men had reduced by 37 per cent, and having a far-reaching effect on infertility and its treatment, a study has reported.
Similarly, the average total sperm count fell 1.6 percent annually, with an overall 59 percent decline by the end of the aforementioned period.
Compared to 1970s, sperm counts in the predominantly white developed countries (North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand) are between 50 per cent and 60 per cent down.
Andrew Drakeley, clinical director at Liverpool's Hewitt Fertility Centre, said: "The results do give cause for concern, but as always there should be some caution due to the variables that come naturally with testing of sperm counts.
The reason was that some of the studies only investigated smaller number of men, or included only men who attended fertility clinics and in any case more likely to have low sperm counts.
Dr Hagai Levine, from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, who co-led the research, said: "Given the importance of sperm counts for male fertility and human health, this study is an urgent wake-up call for researchers and health authorities around the world to investigate the causes of the sharp ongoing drop in sperm count, with the goal of prevention."