Often labelled a female problem, it is clinically proven that in 40% of couples experiencing infertility it is in fact the male who is contributing to the couple’s inability to conceive. From low sperm counts and motility concerns, to diet and nutritional deficiences, male fertility health is crucial and often overlooked. Women also can present issues such as irregular ovulation and reproductive health concerns, making it vital to keep check of your fertility health as a couple, through the use of fertillity tests.
Fertility tests for women work by detecting elevated levels of FSH (follicle stimulating hormone). As women age it is a natural process that the eggs age and the quality of the eggs decline: higher levels of FSH are released in order to produce eggs capable of fertilisation. Fertility tests for men measure sperm concentration as this is the major factor used by physicians to determine male infertility.