This week (June 15th through the 21st) is devoted to Men’s Health Awareness. This movement encourages the early detection of preventable health conditions affecting men and boys. The movement also increases public awareness of preventable male-factor infertility – sterility. Like Wear Blue Friday upcoming this Friday, June 19th, before Father’s Day on Sunday, the 21st.
Men’s Health Awareness Week June 15th through 21st
This amazing movement heightens awareness of preventable health problems and encourages early detection and treatment of medical conditions prevalent among men. This movement has developed and implemented creative awareness resources for men to utilize in improving their health year-round.
A Men’s Health Awareness network coordinates dozens of corporate, government, religious, and fraternal outreach activities across the nation. There are many federal, state, and local government websites providing information about Men’s Health Awareness. Most major broadcast and print media organizations cover stories about men’s health by interviewing experts in the field.
Even if a man’s sperm count is normal – it may not be optimal for getting a woman pregnant naturally. Men with normal sperm counts can still be contributing to a couple’s infertility due to several factors.
Increasing Male Fertility
There are many common sense lifestyle changes to increase male fertility.
- Cease smoking
- Limit alcohol consumption
- Get better quality sleep
- Maintain a healthy Body Mass Index (BMI)
- Exercise regularly
- Try acupuncture
Successful Male Infertility Treatments
Proven treatments to overcome male-factor infertility:
A computer assisted semen analysis is a simple – yet sophisticated – diagnostic test used to detect male factor infertility. A semen sample is collected through masturbation and analyzed for sperm quality.
- Sperm Concentration – This is the number of sperm in the ejaculate.
- Sperm Motility – This is the percentage of sperm moving and the qualities of movement such as speed and straightness.
- Sperm Morphology – This is the percentage of sperm having a normal appearance in size and shape.
When a diagnosis of male factor infertility has been made, IUI – or – ICSI in conjunction with IVF using the man’s sperm is typically recommended.
Avid Promoter of Men’s Health Awareness
Dr. Laurence Jacobs is an avid promoter of men’s health awareness week. He wants all men to increase their awareness of male-factor infertility prevention and treatment. Schedule your new patient telemedicine consultation via Zoom with Dr. Jacobs. Click the icon below – or - call 888.325.7389.