Healthy 38yr old female, husband is 37 healthy. Semen count completed results were sperm count 21.6 semen volume 3.5 sperm motility 42 semen liquifact "complete on receipt and Semen PH 8.0. We were told that the count are low. What is our chances?

The average sperm count today

The average sperm count today is around 60 million per milliliter.

Sperm counts can be low for a variety of reasons, ranging from obesity, smoking, overheated testicles, stress and alcohol. Deficiencies in certain nutrients, such as vitamin C, selenium, zinc, and folate, may be particular risk factors for low sperm count in such cases.

The WHO defines normal motility as 60% of observed sperm, or at least 8 million per millilitre, showing good forward movement.

You are both at the age where getting to a fertility specialist to discuss plans is a good idea. Make an appointment, start looking at lifestyle changes you can make, and good luck!


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