azoospermia

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azoospermia

(eɪˌzəʊəˈspɜːmɪə)
n
(Pathology) pathol absence of spermatozoa in the semen
aˌzooˈspermic adj
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keeping a laptop on the lap for a prolonged period can result in a low sperm count.
Men have also been affected in that cases have been reported of men with a low sperm count,' she said.
Apart from genetic and physiological reasons that cause a low sperm count, environmental and lifestyle factors are increasingly contributing to this problem.
In another third of infertility cases, the problem is that the man is sub-fertile and may have a low sperm count, for example, and in the remainder, both partners are responsible.
Winston says IVF is appropriate when fallopian tubes are so badly damaged that tubal surgery has failed or can't be done, if a women isn't ovulating, or if a man has a low sperm count, but the sperm can potentially fertilise an egg.
The Stork was designed to help users overcome common fertility difficulties such as low sperm count, low sperm motility, a hostile vaginal environment and the timing of ovulation.
Yet very few people know that up to 50% of conception issues are directly related to the male and most of those issues are due to low sperm count.
The Stork, available online from Superdrug, is targeted at couples with: "Common fertility difficulties such as low sperm count, low sperm motility, unfavourable vaginal environment, and ovulation timing".
Low sperm count and slow motility can also be brought about by being overweight.
For men who have a low sperm count due to small testes or low testosterone levels, removing large pieces of testicular tissue can potentially be detrimental to their health," said Dr Richa Sharma, IVF Expert, Bourn Hall Clinic, Gurgaon.
A reader's question answered by a family column expert: Q: My husband has a low sperm count and we were thinking of trying to have a baby through the ICSI method of IVF, but have heard there might be more chance of the baby having birth defects with this method.
From my experience, a low sperm count is one of the primary reasons that couples have a difficult time conceiving.