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What are the results of a semen analysis?

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The results will include:

How many sperm there are (concentration). A normal sperm count is at least 15 million sperm per milliliter of semen.

How your sperm are moving (motility). Your doctor will look at how many sperm are moving and how well they move.

What your sperm look like (morphology). The size and shape of your sperm affect their ability to fertilize an egg.

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: “Low Sperm Count,” “Male Infertility.”

University of Michigan: “Semen Analysis.”

RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association: “The Semen Analysis.”

CDC: “Infertility.”

Zhou, J. PLOS, 2015.

Reviewed by Hansa D. Bhargava on September 10, 2020

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: “Low Sperm Count,” “Male Infertility.”

University of Michigan: “Semen Analysis.”

RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association: “The Semen Analysis.”

CDC: “Infertility.”

Zhou, J. PLOS, 2015.

Reviewed by Hansa D. Bhargava on September 10, 2020

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