Unlike unclogging the sink or visiting your in laws, baby-making sex is one necessary task that seems like it should be straightforward and fun. But then out come the ovulation charts and the pressure to succeed, and then it ends up becoming a minefield of whether or not you're doing the right thing. The sex, that is, not having a baby. Luckily, according to Zita, a woman can easily get pregnant without orgasm, although the odds may be slightly better if she does.
Sperm Counts Have Dropped 50 Percent. Can She Find a Fix?
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Low sperm count means that the fluid semen you ejaculate during an orgasm contains fewer sperm than normal. A low sperm count is also called oligospermia ol-ih-go-SPUR-me-uh. A complete absence of sperm is called azoospermia. Your sperm count is considered lower than normal if you have fewer than 15 million sperm per milliliter of semen.
Why Is Everybody Freaking Out About Sperm Counts?
There was something wrong , very wrong, with Israeli testicles. A few years ago, an army major named Hagai Levine began to be concerned. Israeli men were growing tumors on their gonads at a record clip — rates had doubled since the s — and no one knew why.
When a team of researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York paged through thousands of scientific studies on human fertility published from , they discovered something shocking: The average sperm count for men in Western countries had dropped by 50 to 60 percent, and so far, experts remain at a loss as to how to treat this potential male fertility crisis. Part of the problem is that not many researchers study male fertility, owing to poor funding and the complexity of the issue. Martins da Silva, 46, is currently leading a substantial research program at Ninewells on the abnormal and normal function of sperm. Her work is still in the early stages, but her team has already identified two promising drugs that appear to help sperm function better.