Learn about Male Fertility

At Examen we believe in empowering men to take control of their own fertility. This section provides men with the information they need to make informed decisions about lifestyle changes or treatments to improve their fertility.

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Your Sperm

Sperm are your body’s specialist cell designed to transport your DNA to your partner’s egg. You make new batches of sperm every three months and simple lifestyle changes can help you improve the quantity and quality of your sperm.

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Sperm DNA Damage

DNA is the most important part of your sperm. It contains the instructions that will make your baby look and act like you. Sperm DNA can be damaged during sperm production, storage and transport. Even healthy sperm have some DNA damage, but it’s the amount of damage that matters.

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Male Infertility

Infertility is a widespread problem affecting about 15% of couples. Male infertility accounts for around 40% of all cases. Some cases of male infertility can be treated by medical or surgical intervention, whilst for others, assisted reproduction techniques may be the best pathway to having a baby.

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Fertility Tests for Men

Making healthy sperm is complicated and things can go wrong along the way. If you are thinking about starting a family, have been trying for a while, or have experienced miscarriage, it makes sense to check out the health of your sperm.

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Men and IVF

Sperm DNA damage reduces the success of fertility treatments like IVF. Examen research shows that IVF live birth rates decline as the level of sperm DNA damage increases.

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Men and Miscarriage

Around a quarter of all couples will experience a miscarriage. Examen research shows that over 90% of recurrent miscarriage couples tested had sperm DNA damage above the level found in couples who went on to have a healthy baby.

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