A study recently reported that sperm counts have dropped 50 percent in the last 40 years. That’s a significant decrease. The head of the study, Hagai Levine, called it an "urgent wake-up call" for researchers and authorities to investigate this drop to protect male reproductive health. Unfortunately, if you're trying to have a baby right now, no amount of urgency in the scientific community will make much of a difference.
So if you're concerned about your or your partner’s sperm count, have it checked so you know exactly where you are. In simple terms: The more sperm in semen, the higher chance that a single sperm will reach and implant itself into an egg. The health of the sperm is also a factor in the ability to reproduce, and a semen analysis conducted at a laboratory is the most accurate method to determine this. According to the American Pregnancy Association, male infertility is a factor in approximately 50 percent of infertility cases, but let’s not dwell on the statistics, and instead let’s try for positive change. Here are 10 tips to avoid low sperm count: