Can abstinence affect sperm quality?

Can abstinence affect sperm quality?

What happens to sperm quality after a long period of abstinence? For men with normal sperm counts, studies find that semen volume and sperm count/concentration increase after two days of abstinence. However, sperm quality—the motility (movement) and morphology (shape)...
Stress and Infertility

Stress and Infertility

In our busy lives, we are all vulnerable to stress-related disorders. You have only to look around any meeting, supermarket, office, or staff room to see people in various stages of stress and tension. Most people do not even realise it, but signs like foot tapping,...
4 Ways Your Semen Microbiome Could Be Affecting Your Fertility

4 Ways Your Semen Microbiome Could Be Affecting Your Fertility

50% of fertility issues are due to male infertility, and potential causes include urogenital tract infections. This tract is responsible for carrying and ejaculating sperm and semen. Therefore, semen has its own microbiome and can give a really good insight into a...
Fertility and testicular cancer treatment

Fertility and testicular cancer treatment

Guest Blog Post Movember – Nuts & Bolts The aim of the game with testicular cancer treatments is to save your life and make sure you can live as healthily and happily as possible. But, of course, like any treatment, there are side effects. Sometimes...
Varicocele can cause male infertility – What are they?

Varicocele can cause male infertility – What are they?

Varicocele is a medical condition characterised by the enlargement of the veins in the scrotum. These veins are known as the Pampiniform plexus, and when they become dilated or swollen, they can form varicocele. A varicocele is when veins become enlarged inside your...