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Takes two to tango

THE ASIAN AGE. | DR NARAYANA REDDY
Published : Jul 19, 2017, 12:14 am IST
Updated : Jul 19, 2017, 12:14 am IST

In order to impregnate a woman, a man must have at least 20 million sperms per milliliter of semen.

When it comes to infertility, men are responsible in about 30-35 per cent of all cases.
 When it comes to infertility, men are responsible in about 30-35 per cent of all cases.

Manoj thought that something was wrong with his wife. In spite of having sex regularly, she was yet to become pregnant. However, he could not digest it when the doctor mentioned that the problem is with him and not her.

Folks, when it comes to infertility, men are responsible in about 30-35% of all cases.

The common problems in a man which will come in the way of impregnation involve: problems in producing good quality semen, sexual dysfunction, faulty sexual techniques, problems of coital frequency and birth defects that impede the deposition of semen in the vagina.

In order to impregnate a woman, a man must have at least 20 million sperms per milliliter of semen.  A minimum of 30% of those sperms should be structurally normal and a 50% should have good movement.

The quality and the quantity of the semen and the sperm will be adversely affected when there is a birth defect or when the testes are damaged either due to an infection or due to an injury.

GUIDELINES FOR MEN:

  • Eat balanced diet and exercise.
  • Avoid tobacco and alcohol, and recreational drugs.
  • Avoid unprotected and casual sex.
  • Wear loose fitting cotton pants and not tight denim clothes.
  • While at home, do not wear underpants.
  • Use only cotton underpants.
  • Most importantly, get your semen analysed before jumping into wedlock.
  • Don’t resort to a blame game. Seek professional help.
  • Remember that it takes the two of you to create a new life.

The writer is a sexologist. Mail him at dr.narayana@deccanmail.com

Tags: infertility, impregnation