Imagine that the ability to conceive a baby could come down to something as easy as this: more frequent sex.
But for couples who have fertility issues regarding the man's sperm, that's exactly what might help. A study of 118 Australian men who had sex every day for a week showed a marked improvement in the quality of their sperm.
"The research was announced Tuesday at a meeting of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology in Amsterdam. Dr. David Greening of Sydney IVF, a private fertility clinic in Australia, and colleagues looked at 118 men who had damaged sperm. Greening and colleagues told the men to have sex every day for a week. After seven days, the doctors found that in 81 percent of the men, there was a 12 percent decrease in the amount of damaged sperm."
One theory is that getting sperm out of the body more quickly helps prevent damage. But experts noted that it's yet to be proven that this helps lead to higher pregnancy rates.
Here's the whole story, from ABCnews.com:
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