sperm count


: the number of active sperm produced by a man's body
a low/high sperm count

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web At-home fertility tests can detect fertility in a variety of ways — some look at changing hormone levels, while others check sperm count and quality. Sarah Bradley, Peoplemag, 12 Apr. 2023 Human sperm count has fallen by over 50 percent over the last 50 years, according to a 2022 study published in the journal Human Reproductive Update. Devika Rao, The Week, 6 Apr. 2023 Infertility in men can be brought on by a low sperm count, and hormonal or genetic disorders. Chloe Taylor, Fortune Well, 4 Apr. 2023 Estrogen therapy can decrease sperm count, so Dr. Abdul-Latif recommends trans women freeze their sperm before starting therapy. Nisarg Bakshi, ABC News, 19 Mar. 2023 Dear Amy: Before my son was born over 40 years ago, my ex-husband was said to have a low sperm count. Amy Dickinson, Anchorage Daily News, 23 Feb. 2023

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“Sperm count.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sperm%20count. Accessed 8 Jun. 2023.

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