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What can you learn from a semen analysis?

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Some things you can learn from a semen analysis:

  • Amount and thickness of semen
  • Sperm concentration (number of sperm in millions per milliliter of semen)
  • Sperm motility (percentage of sperm that are moving, as well as an assessment of how they move)
  • Morphology (analysis of the size, shape, and appearance of sperm)

From: Sperm FAQ WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

University of California, Santa Barbara, SexInfo Online: "How Long Can Sperm Live in Air? In a Bath?" "Semen;" and "Making Strong Sperm."

WomensHealth.gov: "Trying to Conceive."

Oakland University: "Dr. Lindemann's Sperm Facts."

University of Michigan Health System: "Male Infertility."

Lab Tests Online: "Semen Analysis."

MedlinePlus.gov: "Aging changes in the male reproductive system."

IVFMD.com: "New World Health Semen Analysis Parameters."

Reviewed by Trina Pagano on October 16, 2016

SOURCES:

University of California, Santa Barbara, SexInfo Online: "How Long Can Sperm Live in Air? In a Bath?" "Semen;" and "Making Strong Sperm."

WomensHealth.gov: "Trying to Conceive."

Oakland University: "Dr. Lindemann's Sperm Facts."

University of Michigan Health System: "Male Infertility."

Lab Tests Online: "Semen Analysis."

MedlinePlus.gov: "Aging changes in the male reproductive system."

IVFMD.com: "New World Health Semen Analysis Parameters."

Reviewed by Trina Pagano on October 16, 2016

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