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POOLED SPERM COUNTS

An article in the medical journal, Lancet, shows that men with low sperm counts are different from other men because their counts do not drop when they make love several times in one night. They can increase their chances of fathering a child by making love as often as possible.

Men who produce fewer than 50 million sperm per ejaculate are infertile. A woman releases an egg once every 28 days and is able to become pregnant, only up to 5 days each menstrual cycle. An unfertilized egg can live only one day after it reaches the uterus. And sperm can live only up to 4 days in the uterus. People who are trying to have a child must know when the woman is fertile. They can buy an ovulation kit at the drug store and on the day that the woman releases an egg, she should try to make a baby as often as possible.

On the first try, a normal men usually produce more than 600 million sperm. A second try 20 minutes later produces 120 million sperm. A third try 6 hours later produces 10 million, and a fourth 24 hours later makes only 200,000. The latest research show that men with low sperm counts do not reduce their sperm counts with consecutive ejaculations. So, couples trying to make a baby should try to make love as often as possible on the day that the woman releases an egg /or doctors can collect successive ejaculates and insert them together into the uterus.

1) Tur-Kaspa Lancet 1994(Sept 17);344:766, 2) Fertility and Sterility 1994;62:370-375. 3) Fertility and Sterility 1994;62:150-154.

May 16th, 2013
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Sports medicine doctor, fitness guru and long-time radio host Gabe Mirkin, M.D., brings you news and tips for your healthful lifestyle. A practicing physician for more than 50 years and a radio talk show host for 25 years, Dr. Mirkin is a graduate of Harvard University and Baylor University College of Medicine. He is board-certified in four specialties: Sports Medicine, Allergy and Immunology, Pediatrics and Pediatric Immunology. The Dr. Mirkin Show, his call-in show on fitness and health, was syndicated in more than 120 cities. Read More
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