Urology

Five healthy habits that you can adopt in order to improve the quality of your semen

An increasing number of couples have issues having a child naturally. It is currently estimated that in 50% of all cases, the reason for infertility is poor semen quality.

The causes can be immunological, genetic or anatomical factors but there are also external factors that we can, to some extent, control. Highlighting the main common reasons for poor semen […]

2020-07-28T10:10:52+02:0028 de July de 2020|0 Comments

Semen quality parameters according to the World Health Organisation (WHO)

The spermiogram is a basic tool that provides us with some of the best information to assess male fertility. It is also very useful in order to formulate a personalized treatment plan for the couple.

Conventional analysis of the semen quality, or semen analysis, is the basic routine tool that provides information about the male reproductive […]

2020-08-14T10:21:50+02:0017 de July de 2020|0 Comments

Teratozoospermia and male infertility

Teratozoospermia is an increase in the percentage of abnormal sperm in a sperm sample and it is identified by means of a seminogram or semen analysis.

When is
teratozoospermia considered?

According to the criteria in the 5th edition of the World Health Organisation (WHO), 2010 manual, a man has teratozoospermia when the percentage of normal spermatozoa in the ejaculate is below 4%.

Defects […]

2020-07-17T11:09:53+02:0017 de July de 2020|0 Comments

Instructions for correct collection of semen samples: abstinence, hygiene, etc.

To perform different diagnostic tests on semen, for example a seminogram, also called spermiogram, a seminal culture or spermoculture, etc., as well as for its use in the different assisted reproduction techniques (artificial insemination, in vitro fertilization or donation) a semen sample is required. The adequate sample collection requires following these simple steps:

Prior sexual abstinence […]

2020-08-07T12:53:15+02:007 de July de 2020|0 Comments

How to be a parent after vasectomy?

Vasectomy acts as an obstructive azoospermia which means it achieves the absence of spermatozoa and spermatogenic cells in the sperm and urine after ejaculation, due to a bilateral obstruction of the seminal ducts.

It is an effective method of permanent male surgical sterilization. However, at the present time, pregnancy can be achieved after vasectomy.

Before you […]

2020-06-25T08:35:30+02:0023 de June de 2020|0 Comments

The role of seminal fluid in improving fertility treatment

There are two parts to semen: spermatozoa and the seminal fluid that the spermatozoa use as their means of travel.

Seminal fluid has traditionally been attributed the role of a simple means of transportation. However, many years ago, it started to become clear that exposure to seminal fluid with no spermatozoa content improved in vitro fertilisation results and the results in couples experiencing recurrent pregnancy loss.

Increased proof of this improvement in results has emerged over the last few months, as indicated in the recent scientific publications referenced at the end of this post. These pieces of scientific work confirm early observations and explain the reasons why.

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2020-07-09T17:01:55+02:0022 de June de 2020|0 Comments

Tobacco and semen quality

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), nowadays between 10 and 15% of couples have fertility issues and between 30 and 35% of the reasons for infertility can be found in the male partner. Therefore, improving semen quality is one of the main concerns amongst couples with reproduction issues.

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2020-07-23T09:14:27+02:004 de June de 2020|0 Comments

A father’s age and its impact on the health of his children

Anyone who works in the field of fertility puts a great deal of time and effort into working out how to improve pregnancy rates. However, significantly less time is spent thinking about the period that follows gestation or the birth of a healthy child. It’s time to ask ourselves if helping to build healthy and happy families […]

2020-01-24T09:54:26+02:0024 de January de 2020|0 Comments

What is hypospermia? How can it be detected? How does it affect my fertility?

The World Health Organization (WHO) indicates that a man has hypospermia when the semen sample he produces when he ejaculates is below 1.5 mL. A semen analysis needs to be performed in order to obtain a diagnosis. This test measures different semen parameters such as the volume of the ejaculate, the number of spermatozoa, sperm mobility and so on.

In order […]

2019-11-08T12:54:54+02:008 de November de 2019|0 Comments

Premature ejaculation and other ejaculate-related issues

Ejaculation is the organic process that controls the
discharge of semen from the seminal vesicles to outside the body. Substances of
nutritional and maintenance value are added along the route in order to
guarantee vitality and comfort as the spermatozoon travels on its journey to
outside the body. This journey can be
affected in a number of ways, particularly in […]

2019-10-25T11:25:27+02:0025 de October de 2019|0 Comments
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