Trying to Conceive Articles

Causes of Male Infertility

Roughly half of all fertility problems experienced by couples are a result of male infertility. Male infertility can be caused by a variety of things, including:

Caffeine and It’s Effect on Your Ability to Get Pregnant

Caffeine has been a part of many people’s daily lives for over a century now. Whether it comes in coffee, tea, cappuccino or soda pop, many people either can’t or don’t want to limit their caffeine intake. While research has shown negative effects of an overabundance of caffeine in pregnant women, does caffeine affect your ability to get pregnant?

How can I find a sperm donor?

For many couples who struggle with infertility, the use of a sperm donor is an appealing solution. However, the process of finding a sperm donor can be a difficult one.

The easiest way to find a sperm donor is to use a sperm bank. In terms of disease, this process is extremely safe. According to FDA law, sperm banks must screen out donors who have diseases such as HIV, hepatitis, STDs, and genetic diseases. In addition, sperm banks must hold all specimens for six full months, after which a second blood test will be run on the donor to guarantee that the specimens are disease free. In many instances, a woman is more likely to know for certainty the health status of the sperm donor than a potential sexual partner!

How is low sperm count determined?

In around half of the cases where a couple experiences infertility, the infertility is caused by a problem with the male. The biggest cause of male infertility is a low sperm count.

How to Find a Reputable Sperm Bank

Many couples who experience infertility, especially when the problem is with male infertility, may choose the option of using a sperm donor. A couple can choose to use an anonymous donor, or provide their own donor. If the couple is choosing an anonymous donor, one of the most important questions is how to find a reputable sperm bank.

Are there foods that can help increase sperm count?

Roughly half of all couples who struggle with infertility do so because of a problem with the man’s fertility. The most common cause of male infertility is a low sperm count.

There are several dietary measures that a man who has a low sperm count can take to attempt to increase his sperm count, including:

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