Cooler months raise sperm quality, chance of producing baby

07.08.2011                      07.Aw-Elul, 5771

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Cooler months raise sperm quality, chance of producing baby

In the spring, there begins a decline in the concentration of sperm in the semen as well as their ability to impregnate ova, Soroka University Medical Center researchers find.

Couples who have fertility problems due to low-quality sperm would be well advised to plan their calendars: Soroka University Medical Center researchers have found that the quality of semen – both the amount of sperm and their motility – is better in the winter and the fall than in the spring or summer.
Dr. Eliahu Levitas, a senior physician in the hospital’s in-vitro fertilization unit, reported to a recent meeting of the Israel Society for Fertility Research about his statistical study of 6,453 semen samples collected at Soroka….