Common Questions

When should a semen analysis be performed?

When a couple is trying to conceive and is unable to do so, the semen analysis should be one of the very first things done to identify causes of infertility.

The reasons why include:

  • Less complex and expensive than female diagnostic procedures
  • Male infertility accounts for or contributes to at least 40% of all infertility cases
  • Problems with sperm are undetectable through any other means
  • Problems with sperm cannot be made up for by enhancing female fertility
  • Problems with sperm are very correctable through a number of assisted reproductive techniques
What is semen?
How can I increase my sperm count?
Should I get more than one semen analysis?
Can I collect samples at home?
Can I freeze sperm?
Disposal of stored sperm