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When it comes to conception, if there is a problem, many assume there is an issue with the woman’s reproductive system. But, male infertility is real and it is more common than you might think.

In about 40% of cases where couples have trouble conceiving, the problem lies with the man – the quality or quantity of sperm.

Top tips for improving sperm health

  1. Maintain a healthy BMI as being overweight can affect sperm quality.
  2. Don’t smoke or take recreational drugs, both can affect sperm health and can impair sex drive. Partners of male smokers also have an increased risk of miscarriage.
  3. No more than eight standard alcoholic drinks per week.
  4. Some prescription medications can affect sperm health, check with a GP.
  5. Eat well. A healthy balanced diet will provide the body with all the essential vitamins and minerals it needs to encourage healthy sperm production.
  6. Regular ejaculation helps increase the quality of sperm. Have sex two to three times a week.
  7. Warm temperatures might affect the testis’ ability to make sperm. For safety, avoid spas, saunas, hot baths and putting a laptop on your lap.

These top tips have been republished with permission from Genea. You can read their full male fertility article here.


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