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How do you prepare for semen analysis or semen production for your IVF treatment?

Prior to the day of semen analysis or semen production for IVF treatment, the couple is advised to refrain from sexual intercourse and masturbation for 3 to 5 days. It is important for the man to clear his semen 3 to 5 days before the analysis because sperm quality could be lower with prolonged abstinence, and thus affect the accuracy of the results. (more…)

What is Semen Analysis and why is this test performed?

Semen which contains sperm, is the fluid that is produced during male ejaculation. Semen analysis is a male fertility test to determine sperm health. There are three main parameters of sperm health:
  1. Concentration (sperm count)
  2. Progressive Motility (ability of the sperm to swim forward)
  3. Morphology (shape and size of the sperm)
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