Clinical fertility tests for men not only require the patient to produce a semen sample in a lab, which can be embarrassing and uncomfortable, they can also be costly—for the patient as well as for the facility. And like all tracking devices, Trak also raises important unresolved questions about data privacy. Smith says there are lots of reasons men do not seek treatment for infertility but he thinks tools like these might encourage more men to check their sperm more regularly. Trends in sperm counts. Because assessing sperm concentration is a matter of relatively simple counting while sperm morphology and motility are more sensitive to subjective judgement, sperm concentration or count is usually taken as the measure of male fecundity to monitor trends. Changes in couple fecundity may also be caused by present exposures to environmental pollutants not only of the male but also of the female partner. That price tag makes it a fairly affordable option for most Americans, and an attractive option for smaller clinics and hospitals that might not be able to afford the standard CASA sperm analyzers that can cost tens of thousands of dollars, Shafiee says.
I have to admit I was such a skeptic and rolled my eyes because the doctor had confirmed that it was a slim to none chance.
Life in the Cosmos. It works Lester Meeks T While working for the U. Infertility, epidemiology and referral practice. Nine Innovators to Watch in Another potential use Shafiee sees is for men to track their own fertility—or lack thereof—after a vasectomy. Follow us email facebook twitter Google Plus instagram tumblr pinterest youTube snapchat linkedin rss.