The brain plays an important part in the control of the male reproductive system. A side view showing the main parts of the male reproductive system The pituitary gland and the hypothalamus, located at the base of the brain, control the production of male hormones and sperm. Luteinising hormone LH and follicle stimulating hormone FSH are the two important messenger hormones made by the pituitary gland that act on the testes. Two messenger hormones act on the testes The testes testis: The testes make sperm and the male sex hormone testosterone. It takes about 70 days for sperm to become mature and able to fertilise an egg.
Low sperm count: what are the causes, symptoms and treatment? - IVI EN
A landmark study published in the journal Human Reproduction Update last summer found that sperm counts dropped by more than half over four decades of data. People have been blaming everything from chemical pollution to the feminizing of men by society. Low sperm counts are often caused by health and lifestyle factors which you can control. Young men who take better care of their health will often see sperm counts rise. And if other factors are also at play, assisted reproductive technology ART can help a couple with male factor infertility have a child.
Low sperm count: what are the causes, symptoms and treatment?
In recent times this subject has gone from being somehow unmentionable to something that can be discussed more openly, but is still beset by myths, anecdote and urban legends. In this article we unpack some of those myths. We examine the causes of the condition and the question of whether there is a cure for low sperm count.
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