Indicators of a Good Sperm

Male fertility is dependent on the quality of sperm produced. 

Indicators of a Good Sperm

There are several indicators to assess it, some can be observed with the naked eye and partly to be checked in the laboratory.

1. Volume

In a time of ejaculation, the penis spewing sperm normally around 2-6 milliliters. If less than that number, there may be problems with fertility or can also be caused by a too frequent ejaculation frequency (including through masturbation).

2. Freezing time

A viscous fluid containing sperm proteins and will clot (coagulation) if left in the open air for 20-30 minutes. If it remains liquid until the time is too long, there is the possibility of urinary tract infections.

3. The number of sperm cells

This indicator is not observable with the naked eye, must be examined under a microscope. The number of sperm cells in one ejaculation is normally around 40 million, or 0 in men who have undergone vasectomy. Less than this amount can be said to be less fertile, although it is possible to remain childless.

4. Sperm shape (morphology)

To be able to say healthy, at least 70 percent in one ejaculate sperm cells must have an ideal shape. If abnormal sperm cells are too much (have 2 tails, short tails or small head), men’s ability to fertilize their partner will be reduced.

5. Sperm movement (motility)

Good sperm quality say if the movements are agile enough. At least 60 percent in one ejaculate sperm cells should show a fast motion, the rest does not matter if a bit slow.

6. Acidity (pH)

Sperm fluid with pH 7.2 to 8.0 is ideal conditions for sperm cells to survive the most optimal move with the movement. Acidity conditions that are too high or too low can kill sperm cells.

7. The number of white blood cells

Normally the presence of white blood cells are not detectable in semen. White blood cells were detected in the urine and semen in case of infection, so that is sometimes found along with some bacteria that cause infections.


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