Life is so unfair that in many parts of the world poor couples, probably already with a few children, happen to expect a new family member without even wanting him because they have no means to support the little one, while some rich and apparently healthy couples are desperately trying to conceive a baby with no success.
Infertility is a major problem of nowadays, given the lifestyle we have embraced, that seems to have a serious effect on our ability of procreating. Researchers are making consistent efforts to come up with solutions while all those who are interested are told that the mother’s fertility is not necessarily the most important issue, as the father also needs to have a good quality sperm.
In consequence, this article is about men and their option of checking the quality of their sperm at home. We are not going to suggest you to test your fertility by making love and waiting to see if there is any result out of it, because you must have already tried it. We will now put under scrutiny an affordable, simple and medically proved to work method: the kits specially designed for home sperm testing.
Just as women can test whether they are pregnant or not, with an incredibly easy to use tool, so can men verify their sperm count, which indicates how potent their seminal fluid is. Looking very similar to a pregnancy test – meaning it is a little plastic stick, such a test has a special area where you should place about one milliliter of sperm and two scales indicating the number of sperms per milliliter, varying between 5 and 20 million sperms. If your result will be around the sign of 20 millions, it means your sperm count is all right, while anything lower than 15 million is not good, and if you have less than 5 million you really have a problem.
These tests are quite cheap and the advantages of using them are more than obvious. It is well known that men fear of doctors and avoid consulting them as much as they can, so testing their fertility at home is one of the best and most comfortable things that could have happened to them. They have privacy, are very relaxed and they will definitely spend considerably less.
However, you should at least consider the reasons why a professional medical fertility exam involves so high expenses from the patient. The reason is that doctors make more than using a simple test to examine you and they sure do much more than counting your sperm cells.
In fact, sperm count is not necessarily something to prevent you from conceiving, as men with a low value on this chapter proved to be quite fertile and others with high scores were unable to leave their wives pregnant.
The problem is that a few other features determine the quality of the sperm, such as mobility and motility, viscosity and morphology. You may not know anything about all these, which is precisely why you should see a specialist in fertilization to make you a full checkup and determine the cause of your impotence. Home tests are rather a naive attempt of avoiding what you should do from the very beginning – consulting a specialist and receiving appropriate treatment.
In the end however, regardless its result, you will understand that having a high sperm count does not necessarily make you more fertile while having it low is an indicator that there are improvements you should make in order to strengthen your reproductive system. And having a clue of what is happening with your organism does not entitle nor helps you make the right changes in order to fix the problem.