Male Fertility Guide
The best ways to improve sperm and increase male fertility

How To Improve Sperm

Male fertility has declined over the past few decades. The situation is problematic and has become a cause of public health concern.

To address this issue, it may be a good idea to be proactive with your fertility by testing your sperm as well as to improve male fertility and preserve sperm while they are healthy.

Couples, who struggle with childbearing due to male factor infertility, can now seek male infertility treatments.

The quality of male fertility depends on healthy sperm parameters, good sexual well-being, and adequate volume of semen. Read the following guides to improve sperm health.

How To Increase Male Fertility

According to recent statistics, 7% of the male population faces fertility problems. Male fertility is the ability for a man to create pregnancy in a female through sexual intercourse. Male infertility accounts for approximately 40 to 50% of infertility cases.

The World Health Organization has proposed standard values for various characteristics of sperm in sperm analysis testing. Male infertility refers to noticeable alterations in these parameters, which are sperm concentration, sperm motility, and structure of sperm.

How To Test Sperm

Have you ever wanted to evaluate your fertility? The initial test of male fertility is an analysis of sperm, also known as a “semen analysis.” Traditionally, individuals would have to go to a lab or clinic to undergo a semen analysis. We make it easy for you to get a semen analysis, all without leaving the comfort and privacy of your home.

Sperm analysis testing presents a brief picture of male fertility status. Although the parameters are related to sperm, they are tell-tale of the male reproductive system as well. These characteristics give clues about the performance of testes as well as the transport system of sperm.

How To Freeze & Store Sperm

The rising trends of male infertility have forced many to look into proactive ways to preserve their fertility. Sperm freezing is an extension of these efforts. These articles will help you understand your options, and how freezing and storing your sperm is a great way to protect your fertility future.

Male Fertility Terms & Definitions

Sometimes all of this fertility lingo can get tricky. If you have a question about what something you read on this site means take a look at the definitions below.

Assisted Reproductive Technologies ("ART")Commonly referred to as "ART," are procedures used to address infertility and include in vitro fertilization ("IVF"), intracytoplasmic sperm injection ("ICSI"), cryopreservation, and/or the use of fertility medication

Fertility DoctorAlso known as a reproductive endocrinologists—which is a physician who specializes in reproductive endocrinology and infertility

Fertility DrugsCommonly referred to as "fertility medications," and are used to enhance fertility

Fertility MedicationMedication used to enhance fertility

Fertility SupplementsSupplements that individuals take that are intended to improve their fertility

Fertility TreatmentWhat assisted reproductive technology ("ART") is referred to as when used to address infertility

In Vitro Fertilization ("IVF")Commonly referred to "IVF", it is an assisted reproductive technology ("ART") used for infertility treatment

Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection ("ICSI")Commonly referred to as "ICSI", it is an advanced assisted reproductive technology where a single sperm is injected directly into a woman's egg in order to create a fertilized embryo

Male Fertility TestMale fertility testing includes a semen analysis as well as other evaluations like a physical exam and hormone testing to determine the fertility of a man

Male InfertilityThe main sign of male infertility is when a man cannot conceive a child. A physician can evaluate male infertility with a semen analysis, a physical exam and other evaluations

Male Sex HormoneTestosterone is the main sex hormone found in males. Testosterone is primarily made in the testes, or Testicles, and small amounts are also made in the adrenal glands

Normal Sperm CountA semen analysis for a normal sperm count according to the World Health Organization should be at least 39 million or more

Post Vasectomy Semen AnalysisSemen analysis completed after a vasectomy to confirm a successful procedure

Prenatal SupplementsAlso known as "prenatal vitamins," are supplements that are intended to be taken both before and during pregnancy to support a healthy pregnancy

Prenatal VitaminAlso known as "prenatal supplements" are supplements that are intended to be taken both before and during pregnancy to support a healthy pregnancy

Reproductive EndocrinologistAlso known as a "fertility docotory," it is a physician who specialized in reproductive endocrinology and infertility

Semen AnalysisAlso referred to as a "sperm analysis" is a test that evaluates several markers for sperm health like the sperm motility, sperm concentration, morphology, and volume

Semen VolumeA semen analysis for a normal semen volume according to the World Health Organization should be at least 2mL or more

Sperm AnalysisAlso referred to as a "semen analysis," it is a test that evaluates several markers for sperm health like the sperm motility, sperm concentration, morphology, and volume

Sperm Analysis Test KitsKits that allow for sperm testing or semen analysis, particularly at-home sperm testing kits

Sperm CountSperm count is a measure of sperm testing in a semen analysis. Sperm count is the number of sperm measured in your deposit

Sperm CryopreservationAlso known as "sperm freezing" or "sperm storage,"it is the procedure by which sperm cells are frozen and preserved for future use

Sperm DoctorColloquial way to describe a fertility doctor or fertility specialist, known as a reproductive endocrinologists—which is a physician who specializes in reproductive endocrinology and infertility

Sperm FreezingAlso known as "sperm cryopreservation" or "sperm storage" is the procedure by which sperm cells are frozen and preserved for future use

Sperm MotilityA semen analysis for a normal sperm motility according the World Health Organization should be at least 40%

Sperm StorageAlso known as "sperm freezing" or "sperm cryopreservation" is the procedure by which sperm cells are frozen and preserved for future use

TestosteroneTestosterone is the main sex hormone found in males. Testosterone is primarily made in the testes, or Testicles, and small amounts are also made in the adrenal glands

Unexplained InfertilityUnexplained infertility occurs when the root cause of infertility is unknown, and there is no known medical reason for why the infertility is occurring

VasectomyForm of male birth control that involves a minor surgical procedure that stops the transfer of sperm to female reproductive tract. Some men choose to store sperm prior to vasectomy to preserve fertility

Sperm Analysis TestColloquial way to describe semen analysis, it is a test that evaluates several markers for sperm health like the sperm motility, sperm concentration, morphology, and volume