Semen Analysis Can Help You Understand Your Fertility Options
Why Semen Analysis is Important
What Factors are Measured?
Sperm Count: We can measure the number of sperm present per milliliter in a single ejaculation. The normal count is anywhere between 40 million to 300 million sperm.
Motility: To determine motility, we can examine the swimming ability of the sperm.
Morphology: According to the World Health Organization, the quantity of normal-shaped sperm per milliliter should be approximately 30 percent.
Velocity: To determine velocity, we can calculate the forward progression of the sperm. This identifies the quality of movement.
Volume: We can measure the amount of semen in one ejaculation. Normal volume is approximately 2.5 milliliters. Low volume could indicate an issue with the prostate or it may suggest that the seminal vesicles are not producing enough fluid.
Liquefaction: Healthy semen turns from a thick gel to a liquid within 20 minutes. Liquefaction is the time it takes for this to occur.