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Infertility is a diagnosis that might be stuck on you if you have been trying to conceive for a year or longer, with no success. Many couples have no idea what causes their infertility, or even which partner is infertile. Male infertility testing is more straight-forward and less time consuming than female infertility testing, and 40 percent of all fertility problems are on the male's side. What conclusions to you arrive at from those simple facts? What do you do when you have been trying to get pregnant, and are wondering why it is not happening?

Many couples don't feel comfortable with going to the doctor as soon as the 12 month mark has hit, and would like to know if there is anything else they can do to find out what causes their infertility, and perhaps even cure it. When it comes to male infertility, lifestyle factors are often at play. Quitting the use of substances that harm fertility and sperm (alcohol, cigarettes, coffee, fast food) and eating the right foods, that improve the quality of sperm, sperm count, and morphology and motility, certainly hold potential for many men. Simply changing your eating habits may just do the trick for you. But of course, when a couple has trouble conceiving, they want to know what is causing the infertility. More and more men are asking themselves if there is anything they can do in terms of infertility testing, without a doctor involved.

Just recently, that would have sounded like utopia. How could you possible determine what the cause of your infertility is, or even which partner has a problem, without medical help? That is going to change soon. This month, a new male fertility testing kit was approved, and it should already be available to buy online. If you wait a little longer, you will be able to buy SpermCheck Fertility in pharmacies across the United States. The new at-home male fertility tests check a man's sperm count. I'm sure that I have no need to mention here that a low sperm count is not the only thing that can cause male infertility, but checking this figure is a start in the right direction. If you find out through this DIY sperm count test that your sperm count (or that of your partner) is low, you can seek help for that. If sperm count is not the problem, you might want to go to the doctor for additional testing.

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