In 35 percent of couples who want to have a baby, disorders originating from both
men and women are encountered. Male-related sperm disorders are seen in approximately 40% of candidates who apply to IVF centers with the dream of having a child. Sperm quality, which is among the determining factors for success in IVF treatment, greatly increases the probability of having a healthy embryo. In this context, Gynecology and Obstetrics Specialist Prof. Dr. Yücel Karaman made statements on the subject. Developing treatment methods are a source of hope for families who want to have children. While many factors are taken into consideration in IVF, in vitro fertilization treatment, the quality of sperm in men during fertilization is also of great importance for pregnancy. Underlining that sperm quality should be considered for a healthy IVF treatment, Prof. Gynecology and Obstetrics Specialist. Dr. Yücel Karaman said, “For pregnancy, there should be an average of 15 million sperm in 1 milliliter of semen, and approximately 40 million sperm in total. However, with advancing age, the quality of sperm in men also decreases. Sperm count, quality and mobility are important for fertilization. That’s why high sperm quality in IVF treatment is important for a healthy pregnancy,” he said.
How to increase sperm quality?
Stressing that the lifestyle, healthy and balanced diet, regular exercise and stress directly affect the sperm quality, Prof. Dr. Yücel Karaman said, “Especially the diet that dominates sperm quality and motility
plays a critical role in dreams of having a baby. While the sperm quality of men with a correct and balanced diet increases, both the sperm quality and motility of men who prefer excessive tobacco and alcohol consumption, unhealthy diet, processed and ready-to-eat foods decrease greatly. Especially alcohol and tobacco products highly disrupt the DNA structure of sperms. At this point, men have both private and social and business. They should not be exposed to heavy stress in their lives and should manage their current stress sources very well,” he said.
Changing your lifestyle is a must!
At the same time, not being exposed to excessive radiation, being at an ideal weight, and eliminating vitamin D, zinc and selenium deficiencies are at the forefront of lifestyle changes. When individuals do their part, modern techniques also fulfill their duties, and with the IMSI technique, quality, that is, healthy sperm cells can be selected more accurately and used in IVF treatment.
For this, fertilization with eggs is provided for in vitro fertilization treatment in the laboratory environment with the microinjection technique, and the probability of pregnancy is drawn to very high rates,” he said.