Overcoming Infertility

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It is no longer news that women are often the sacrificial lamb during fertility fights, especially in Nigeria. But what has refused to be a front burner is that men contribute a lot to infertility.

“Worldwide, sperm count has reduced by more than 30 per cent,” said Dr. Ajayi, adding that when comparing the sperm count of men who used Nordica’s service 10 years ago and now, “the decline in counts have reduced by more than 30 per cent, and they are increasingly contributing to infertility.”

He said while women have been known to take first steps towards addressing their fertility issues, men should not shy away from doing same, adding that there exist technologies to assist men with very low sperm to be able to fertilise an egg. “Intra-cytoplasmic Morphologically-selected Sperm (IMSI) is helpful in this regards,” he added.

The fertility experts advised men to take foods high in antioxidants, as they have been proven to boost the quality of sperm. Such foods, he said were beans, apples, carrots and a host of others. He said foods high in vitamins, magnesium, potassium were important for men.

Source: ThisdayLive

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