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Getting Started

 

For couples who are starting their efforts to establish or expand their families, this website can serve as a source of information to help optimize your fertility potential from the male side.  The website is split into several sections:

 

#1) The Semen Analysis

This section reviews in detail the semen analysis test, including how to get accurate testing, interpretation of results, and the management of many reversible analysis-related factors.

 

#2) Sperm Boot Camp

The Sperm Boot Camp is a self-guided section which systematically reviews lifestyle-related risk factors that can impact a man's fertility potential.

 

#3) Medical Optimization Program

This section reviews the medically-related issues that can decrease male fertility, as well as recommendations on effectively managing these problems.

 

#4) Developing a Comprehensive Fertility Plan

Once all of the male-related issues have been addressed, this section helps couple to develop a fertility plan that integrates both the male and female factors to provide the best chances of establishing and maintaining a healthy pregnancy.

 

#5) Male Fertility Knowledge Vault

The Male Fertility Knowledge Vault contains sections on various male fertility-related topics, ranging from genetics testing to post-vasectomy fertility options.


HOW TO USE THIS WEBSITE

 

In general, the first step in the male fertility evaluation is to get semen analysis testing.  The Semen Analysis section of the website can help to guide you through the process of identifying a quality local semen analysis lab as well as then help you to interpret the results.  A universal semen analysis order form can be printed off from the Forms Master section of this website, but the order generally needs to be signed by a medical care provider.  This can be your primary care provider, a urologist/male fertility specialist, or your partner/wife's OB/Gyn doctor.  


If the semen analysis results are completely normal, then some basic lifestyle-related interventions may be all that is needed to optimize the man's fertility potential.  See the Optimizing Fertility Potential in Men with Normal Semen Parameters section link below for more information regarding this.


However, if there are abnormalities found on the semen analysis testing, then a more thorough evaluation and management strategy may be indicated.  See the Abnormal Male Fertility Testing section for more detailed information.


For couples just looking for general male fertility-relating information, you can browse the website and read the topics that are potentially pertinent or just interesting to you.   We hope that the information contained within the website proves useful in helping you to maximize your fertility potential from the male side and achieve your fertility goals.