What is a spermogram?
- the amount of sperm per milliliter of ejaculate
- the % of typical sperm present in that milliliter
- sperm mobility and motricity
That is why, when one or more of the above characteristics of the spermograms are outside the standard (it is still necessary to know which standard we are talking about), the spermogram is said to be more or less bad.
Can we improve a spermogram?
The answer is yes! This is possible through targeted dietary and lifestyle changes that can improve sperm production. These modifications must be made according to the problem encountered. But beware, this does not happen overnight!
But what is a normal spermogram?
Today there are still several types of classifications used for spermograms, the two most common are those of David and Kruger.
In 1999, the WHO used David's classification and normal sperm should contain at least 30% normal (typical) sperm. In 2010, the WHO revised the values by introducing the Kruger classification, which revises the normality criterion much lower in which there must be at least 4% normal sperm. Hell of a transition! And that does not shock anyone?!
These are of course not the same counting modes but we took a closer look. Because the spermocytogram (evaluation of the shape of the sperm) does not tell us everything!
The result of 4% of typical forms does not define a fertile sperm, but simply a criterion of choice in ART between IVF ICSI or not.
Sufficiently fertilizing sperm, for natural fertilization, on the Kruger score, hold on tight .... should be a minimum of 14% !😳😝😳😖
Please look at your men's results? Lots of 14% and more typical shapes?
We see spermocytograms every day and this 14%, only very rarely before taking care of it.
ART gynecologists are generally satisfied with a result a little above 4%, it is indeed an acceptable result but is it optimal? On a classic insemination or IVF, here is the scientific reality (1):
- Typical forms greater than 14% = 82% fertilization
- Typical forms less than 14% = 37% fertilization
So, what do we do? Do we keep lowering the standards so that everyone fits in? Or are we trying to put in place individual strategies to increase the number of typical sperm forms?
Are you one of those who give themselves the means to improve a situation? Perfect! So do we, and that's what we offer you with the Fertil-In programs.
In 5 months of the program, the quality of my spermogram tripled, even our reproductive doctor could not believe it!
I wanted to share D's spermogram results with you! I am extremely proud of him. He has improved a lot and I'm sure it's all thanks to the Fertil-In program!
Thank you so much for the work you do!