Many women blame themselves for not being able to get pregnant, but they forget that on the other side of the coin in fertility is the man! For a baby to be conceived, men and women must be in perfect reproductive health. So keeping track of your fertility condition is essential!
Today, about 40% of fertility problems come from men . In the line of thinking of home tests for fertility , there is now a great novelty on the market. The semen test came to add practicality to the man who fears, is ashamed or thinks he is too macho to have problems with fertility.
Making a spermogram is not always an easy task, it can bring embarrassment to the macho that society has created. This test guarantees anonymity, and this can be the great solution for couples where the man refuses to do any procedure to check his fertility.
Despite not being complete as a sperm test, the semen test has a satisfactory efficiency for cost \ benefit and also because it is done in the comfort and privacy of the home. The result comes out in a maximum of 15 minutes!
We can take into account the efficiency of over 98% in some brands like Spermcheck. In principle, the home spermogram detects the amount of sperm contained in ejaculation per milliliter. That is, it would have a positive result if the semen has about 20 million sperm per milliliter .
This detection is possible thanks to the strip reagent that captures the protein enzyme that each sperm has. However, quality and morphology are not possible to diagnose with these home tests. For this you need the conventional spermogram.
But the homemade spermogram for the purpose of quantity is an excellent option! We can conclude that this type of male fertility test, determines whether the man has a sufficient amount of gametes or not, this already signals a great start.
How to Make the Homemade Spermogram?
The appearance of the male fertility test is similar to that of ovulation tests. In the vast majority of cases, a pen like the ones known on the market does the job effectively.
To make the homemade spermogram, it is necessary to collect the ejaculation material by means of masturbation and deposit it in a container with a lid . The material can be used within 5 hours of ejaculation in favorable conditions , without direct contact with air. This could damage the quality of the material to be analyzed.
Before depositing the semen in the test environment, it is advisable to shake the bottle 10 times. After shaking the sample, remove the material with a dropper and deposit it on the test strip. The requested deadline for most brands on the market is up to 15 minutes to read the result.
Check with the instructions of the chosen brand the indicated deadline. Two lines in the test will indicate the positive result , and regardless of the intensity of the staining as well as the HCG tests to indicate pregnancy. Only one line indicates that less than 20 million per milliliters are present in the sample taken.
If the test is indicated as negative, it does not mean that the man is infertile, but that he should seek help to investigate the problem that is preventing the manufacture and restricting the amount of sperm.
After discarding male infertility problems, a precious tip for tempting couples is the use of lubricating gel that helps vaginal dryness and even improves sperm mobility.
What are the brands and how and where to buy the semen test?
In Brazil, there is only one brand officially authorized for commercialization and registered with Anvisa, the Male Fertility Test Confirm . All others that are for sale are imported semen tests that are brought in from countries where you already have a sale authorization, for example, the United States.
Brands authorized for sale abroad are also at the mercy of the quality test of the general public that makes use of them. But we can say that the most popular and also considered the most efficient are:
SpermCheck: Brand that guarantees more than 98% reliability in the result. This product is authorized by the American health surveillance.
Fertilityscore: This brand offers about 95% of safe results and can be purchased in trusted stores for those who want to import, however there is no registration with Anvisa in Brazil.
Testpoint: Just like Fertilityscore offers 95% efficiency in the result, and is very popular on Amazon.
Confirm: Only test registered with Anvisa and commercialized in Brazil. It is already possible to be found in some online stores.
These products, except for Confirme, have not yet arrived in Brazil, but just like Confirme, their efficiency is increasingly proven to work. The next step is that we also have this form of diagnosis at our fingertips and on pharmacy shelves as well as fertility tests for women .
A big step for the market where more and more couples are becoming aware that diagnosing the conditions and limitations of their fertility is essential. Even more so for couples where attempts to conceive exceed 1, 2 years.
The wait for the pregnancy to come at last, can be much more exhausting than you think. Even more with pregnancy becoming the second priority of the couple’s life, since one thinks about pregnancy, increasingly late due to the professional career. Remember, the semen test is not a substitute for a sperm test, but it helps a lot in diagnosing possible male infertility. It is worth testing.
My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother.
Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.