Is your man’s sperm count low?

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Struggling to fall pregnant can be stressful, and the problem might not be just with you. Your man might have a low sperm count.

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According to a study done by the University of Copenhagen, sperm counts has halved in the last 50 years. Other studies found that close to 20% of young men between the ages of 18 and 25 now find themselves with sperm counts of less than 20 million per ml, which is technically defined as abnormal by the World Health Organisation (WHO).

Male infertility is the reason up to 40% of South African couples fails to conceive, and a low sperm count is cited as a major contributing factor.

Factors that affect his fertility and sperm count include:

Smoking

Drinking

Obesity

Lack of exercise

Also studies have shown that rooibos could be great at improving sperm count, when part of a balanced diet.

June is all about men’s health; why not nudge him to visit the doctor so he can get a full health check-up?

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