It is possible to improve sperm quality or if you are having IVF treatment to select the best sperm.
Sperm quality and quantity can vary greatly and is affected by health and nutrition. All semen contains a proportion of poor sperm that can be abnormally shaped or unable to swim; the problem occurs when there aren’t enough good sperm – sometimes there are no sperm at all.
In the video below male infertility specialist Mr Oliver Wiseman explains what a sperm analysis tells you and the common causes of poor sperm quality or quantity.
In some cases, it is possible to boost sperm production and improve sperm quality through lifestyle changes, supplements or medication and this might be sufficient to improve chances of natural conception.