With all the focus on female fertility, we seem to forget that half the time — yes, 50 percent — it's the sperm that's to blame. But good news: There's a lot you can do to keep your swimmers strong and healthy. Here's where to start.
1. She has a gynecologist. Why don't you have a urologist?
"Most women have had a relationship with their gynecologist since they started menstruation — men don’t have such a relationship with their urologist," says Marc Goldstein, M.D., Professor and Surgeon-in-Chief of Male Reproductive Medicine and Urology at Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University. The irony is that it’s much easier to diagnose an issue in men due to simple logistics: "Everything I need to know about male anatomy is accessible, hanging right out there in the breeze," Goldstein says. In some cases, a doctor can determine an issue just by reviewing the patient’s history, especially if he has a history of testicle or hernia repair surgery, sexually transmitted diseases, chemotherapy, or radiation treatment.
This exerpt is from the Men's Journal Article, read the full text here.