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Fertility Myths and Facts
Think you know everything about fertility? According to the American Fertility Association, most couples assume they know what causes infertility–and often dismiss simple facts that have a bigger impact on infertility. If you are ready to conceive with your partner, it's time to become aware. Here are several fertility myths and facts most couples assume are true.
Fertility Myths and Facts
Myth: Only people over 40 have fertility issues.
Fact:People can face fertility issues at any age. Varicoceles, damage to the sex organs, and chronic diseases all affect fertility. This common fertility myth probably came from good, well-intentioned advice–older men are more susceptible to infertility, according to several studies. This does not mean young men are automatically excluded from having these issues, however.
Myth: The best way to conceive is by having sex every day.
Fact:Regular sexual intercourse actually decreases a couple's ability to conceive. According to Sharon Perkins (author of Infertility for Dummies), having too much sex depletes sperm volume, decreasing a man's ability to reproduce. This fertility myth was probably based on common sense; having more sex would seem to increase conception rate. It does more harm than good, however.
Another fact: Want to increase your fertility? Try smart sex instead. Only have sex when your partner is ovulating, as determined by a physician, and have sex every other day to maximize sperm volume. This maximizes your reproductive potential during this period (and it may lead to a more satisfying sex life).
Myth: Keeping testicles cold helps you conceive.
Fact: Along with being painful and potentially dangerous, keeping the testicles cold does not increase fertility. Increased scrotal temperature decreases sperm volume, but this does not mean cold temperatures improve this rate. Taking care to keep cool before intercourse is the best method for increasing your reproductive rate.
Myth: More semen increases conception time.
Fact: Many believe bigger volumes of semen increases conception time, but this is actually a myth. The fact is the quality of semen is just as important as volume. Combining both factors maximizes a couple's ability to conceive.
Myth: Infertility doesn't really exist. Just relax and you'll get pregnant!
Fact: This myth is believed by most couples. It is not true, however. 10% of couples each year face fertility issues, and that number is rising. Getting medical help for fertility issues resolves nearly all cases, so it is important not to ignore it.
Myth: Infertility is a woman's issue.
Fact: Half of all fertility issues are a man's issue. Male infertility affects half of all couples, but many do not report it because of a lack of information.
Myth: Stress causes infertility.
Fact: Stress affects sex drive, but it does not affect infertility. Getting rid of stress will not increase fertility either–it is a medical issue, not a psychological one.
Myth: Most fertility drugs are useless placebos that never work.
Fact: Many male fertility drugs do work, and are approved by the FDA. The fact is many drugs that do not work are often discontinued, so you run a minimal risk of using ineffective drugs.
Myth: Semen-enhancing supplements don't increase fertility.
Fact: Numerous testimonials and medical testing prove semen-enhancing supplements work. Two popular semen-enhancing supplements, Semenax and Volume Pills, are medically shown to enhance semen volume while promoting quality sperm rate, key factors in increasing fertility. Don't let others convince you otherwise.
Bottom Line: Infertility is not what we always expect it to be. Count on this fact, however: male infertility is a serious medical issue that affects every part of a man's life. Reverse the effects by taking effective semen-enhancing supplements (such as Semenax) or by making simple lifestyle changes. Talk to your doctor before making any permanent changes.
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