There are various reasons why men choose to freeze their sperm. Some may want to preserve their fertility, others may be absent for a long time and may want to have a baby while he’s away. Sperm cryopreservation has helped lots of couples in conceiving a child at the time they deem best.
The first successful frozen sperm pregnancy happened in 1953. Sixty-six years after this iconic moment in the history of fertility, doctors and medical experts have devised various techniques and measures to ensure that the process is safe and effective.
When planning to do sperm cryopreservation, men should bear in mind that there are factors that can affect the quality of their sperm.
Here are some research-based factors that influence sperm health:
Overheating the testicles
According to UK-based research, the sperm counts of 46% of men with fertility problems soared by 491% after they gave up hot baths for a few months. Moreover, this is supported by a study archived by the Journal of the Brazilian Society of Urology which says “heat from laptop use and wearing tight underwear can reduce fertility.”
Based on the sperm assessment of 1,285 men, obesity is greatly correlated with lower sperm volume, sperm count, concentration, and motility. Men who are clinically obese also showed greater sperm defects compared to those who were not. According to the lead researcher of the study, male obesity has a qualitative and quantitative compromisation to the health and reproductivity of the spermatozoa.
Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health concluded that psychological stress causes degradation in sperm and semen quality. It also affects sperm concentration and appearance, and most especially, its ability to fertilize an egg. In addition, cross-sectional and longitudinal clinical studies around the world show a direct correlation between stress and male fertility.
For your sperm to live longer under cryopreservation, you must bear in mind your activities and always remember these factors. If you want to talk to experts about other factors that affect sperm health, you can visit our doctors for fertility counseling in Davao City through IVF Davao Inc.
IVF Davao Incorporated is the first in-vitro fertilization laboratory in Mindanao that gives couples a chance to make their dreams of having a baby come true. You don’t have to look further about your health because we already have competent fertility specialists in Davao. Visit us and let’s talk about your future.