Normal Sperm Count
Definition - What does Normal Sperm Count mean?
A sperm count greater than or equal to 15 million per milliliter of semen is considered a normal sperm count. A sperm count of less than 15 million per milliliter or less than a total of 39 million per ejaculation is considered a low sperm count. As the sperm count decreases, the chances of contributing to a pregnacy also decrease.
The number of sperm present in semen is an important factor in achieving pregnancy but is not the only factor. Other characteristics of sperm, such as sperm motility and their shape and shape are also important in determining male fertility.
FertilitySmarts explains Normal Sperm Count
Some men with low sperm count may still father children, whereas others with a normal sperm count may not achieve the same results. A low sperm count is brought to light more often because as per studies as much as 90 percent of male infertility is associated with low sperm count.
Many studies suggest that sperm count reduces with age. However, unlike other parameters (sperm motility and morphology), research results on decreasing sperm count with age are not consistent. Where some studies show a decrease of up to 3.3 percent with each passing year, others report either no change up to 50 years of age or an increase in the concentration of sperms by 0.7 percent per year.
A semen analysis determines sperm count. This test analyzes sperm under the microscope and determines the sperm count by calculating the number of sperm present within each square on a grid pattern seen under the lens.