Fertility Health: Why getting your fertility tested isn't as scary as you think

Publish Date
Friday, 14 July 2017, 10:31AM
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For a lot of men getting their little guys checked can seem awkward and daunting.

But having male fertility tested can be vital as sperm quality is a key factor for many couples when it comes to trying to conceive.

This week Sam had his sperm checked and it all turned out positive. However going to a clinic isn't the only way you can get tested.

SwimCount is a self-testing kit that can be taken at home, making things a lot less embarrassing.

The device is a semi-quantitative test for male infertility. 

Infertility in men - as defined by the World Health Organisation - is determined by measuring the concentration of motile sperm cells as either above or below 5 million motile cells per mL of semen. 

SwimCount, which was developed in Denmark, not only accurately assess a male's sperm count but also its quality by measuring the sperm cells' ability to swim.

Which is great news if you're trying to a baby and feel like you want to know how your swimmers are doing.