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Normal sperm count: Everything you need to know

Normal sperm count: Everything you need to know

Sperm are male reproductive cells present in the ejaculate. A doctor can tell someone their sperm count using a test called semen analysis. The average sperm count is between 40 million and 300 million sperm per milliliter. This number can vary between testing centers, with the above range coming from Resolve, a nonprofit fertility association. […]

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Natural ways to boost fertility

Natural ways to boost fertility

Many genetic and environmental factors can affect fertility in men and women. However, it is possible to increase the chances of having a successful pregnancy using natural methods. This article will discuss evidence-based, natural methods for increasing fertility in both men and women. In women, reducing stress and exercising often can boost fertility. In men, […]

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Does Clomid work for male infertility?

Does Clomid work for male infertility?

Clomid is the former brand name of the drug clomiphene citrate, which doctors use to treat infertility in females. Sometimes, however, they may also prescribe it off-label for males with infertility. Infertility can affect both males and females. According to the National Institute for Child Health and Human Development, infertility results from: male reproductive issues […]

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What to know about sperm analysis

What to know about sperm analysis

A sperm analysis involves checking a sample of semen for overall sperm health. The process can help doctors to determine the underlying cause of a person’s inability to conceive, or it may confirm the outcome of a vasectomy. A sperm analysis tests for several markers of sperm health, including: the number of sperm in 1 […]

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Infertility and depression: Symptoms and coping

Infertility and depression: Symptoms and coping

Infertility can be distressing, and many people experience bouts of stress, sadness, or feelings of hopelessness. Some people with infertility become depressed. Research from 2015 found a high prevalence of major depressive disorder in people who were receiving treatment for infertility. In this article, learn more about infertility and depression, as well as the symptoms […]

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What is the link between varicocele and infertility?

What is the link between varicocele and infertility?

Many men have enlarged veins in the scrotum, which is the pouch that holds the testicles. Doctors call these veins varicoceles. Many men with varicoceles have no symptoms, but some may have fertility issues. Varicoceles are common, affecting 10 to 15 percent of men. Doctors continue to debate the role of varicoceles in infertility. Some […]

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Signs and symptoms of infertility

Signs and symptoms of infertility

It is not uncommon for people to experience signs of infertility. This may be stressful, as many people show no direct symptoms of infertility until they try to conceive. Infertility affects both men and women. According to the Office on Women’s Health, about a third of issues with infertility comes from women, and another third […]