Why you should take a male fertility test

Why you should take a male fertility test
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Have you taken a male fertility test? For a lot of guys, it’s a thought that doesn’t cross their mind. It’s easy to assume everything is in top shape, and that if the time to have kids ever comes, everything will be fine.

The sad truth is, around 1 in 6 heterosexual couples struggle with infertility, and research indicates that at least 40% of infertility cases are down to issues with the guy. There aren’t often signs or symptoms to clue you in on your sperm health, so the only way to know and potentially make some positive changes is through a fertility test. A male fertility test also comes with a lot of benefits…

Can give you peace of mind

It’s always good to keep an eye on your health and wellbeing, and for many people that includes their fertility health! If you’re planning to have a family in the future, are already trying, or would simply like the choice, a male fertility test may be the only way to give you proper peace of mind. 

It’s also good to avoid future disappointment, as heading down the path of trying to conceive only to find out you’re going to struggle a lot can be very difficult to deal with emotionally. It can be helpful to know what state your fertility health is in firsthand, so you can prepare for whatever issues will come.

Can give you time to make changes

Believe it or not, a lot of fertility issues can be helped through lifestyle changes! 

Your testes can go through a lot of trauma that harms your sperm production. Excessive heat, overeating, emotional stress, a lack of fitness, smoking – all common habits or risks in modern life, and can all lead to subfertility or infertility.

Sperm regenerates every 72 days, so lifestyle changes can positively impact the sperm produced in the next cycle. So if your sperm has been damaged by smoking or heat trauma, there’s evidence to show these issues aren’t always permanent. Analysis of your sperm can help you understand the changes you need to take to get your next batch of swimmers in good shape. Diet is another huge factor in sperm health. We all know that it’s easier and more sustainable to make healthy changes over a period of time rather than hitting a crash diet or cutting out certain foods you love overnight. Understanding your sperm health through a male fertility test can give you a longer lead time to improve your lifestyle, rather than panicking that you aren’t getting pregnant and trying to do a mass overhaul all in one go. 

When you take the ExSeed male fertility test, we not only give you a medical grade semen analysis, but  tailored advice on how you can improve your sperm health too! 

Can help you feel more confident talking to doctors

In the healthcare process there’s often a big focus on female fertility, sometimes entirely ignoring male fertility. Not only is this pretty unfair to the women in the equation but it also can cause men to go without medical and emotional support. Getting a male fertility test can give you helpful knowledge about what’s happening in your own body. 

If you go to the doctors or fertility clinic armed with knowledge about your sperm health, it can help you guide the conversation and make sure you’re getting the medical and emotional support you need. 

Can save time and stress

If you start trying for a baby, it can take a while to realise something may be wrong. Couples may try for months, even years, before looking for medical help. This doesn’t just waste time – trying and failing for so long can be very emotionally draining. A simple test beforehand or at an earlier stage can avoid that, and give you the information you need to make informed decisions before trying to conceive.

Can save money 

We see a lot of couples that go through expensive assistive fertility treatments without even getting a male fertility test! There’s a lot of misinformation out there which can lead to couples being drawn into thinking that assisted fertility is the best or only option , or simply being misled. A male fertility test can, in some cases, negate the need for assisted fertility treatments or can at least give you an idea of which treatment has the best chance of being effective – saving you time and stress, as well as money.

Can tell you about your wider health

It’s not just fertility issues that your semen analysis can flag. Your reproductive system plays a big role in your health as a whole. A sperm analysis can give you an idea about what’s going on in your entire body – and a poor result can be an indicator of other issues, both mild and severe. 

From low testosterone to certain cancers, a male fertility test can be an indicator of underlying issues. In a world where we track our sleep, activity and calories, why not have another health marker in the mix? 

Why men sometimes don’t want to take a male fertility test

There’s a lot of reasons men sometimes don’t want to take a male fertility test: embarrassment, lack of time, denial, fear of a negative result, or simply not thinking it’s necessary.

A lot of it may come from the stereotype of an awkward trip to a male fertility clinic for a date with a plastic cup. But embarrassment shouldn’t get in the way of your health, and the good news is that this isn’t the only route to getting your fertility checked.

Benefits of an at-home test

That’s right, you can test your sperm from the comfort of your own home! With an ExSeed sperm test kit, it’s easier than ever to test male fertility.

Anxious about going to a male clinic? No need, you can test at home. In need of advice or support after a test? We aim to provide you with detailed results that are easy to understand and information to help you improve your lifestyle and sperm health. Check out our article “The Benefits Of At Home Sperm Testing” to find out more.

 

When it comes down to it, male reproductive health isn’t something to ignore. Save time, money, and stress by taking control of your own health and wellbeing and getting a male fertility test.

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