Can You increase the strength of your swimmers? (Semen Quality Score)
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The Danish First Pregnancy Planner Study Team; Computer-assisted semen analysis parameters as predictors for the fertility of men from the general population. https://doi.org/10.1093/humrep/15.7.1562
Everything you need to know about sperm production
A Stable Isotope-Mass Spectrometric Method for Measuring Human Spermatogenesis Kinetics In Vivo (2006) https://www.infona.pl/resource/bwmeta1.element.elsevier-3f0d71a2-32aa-3e3f-8d1c-236fdce06686
Environmental/lifestyle effects on spermatogenesis (2009) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2871918/
Have the best sex … for pregnancy
Timed intercourse for couples trying to conceive (Review), 2015. https://www.cochranelibrary.com/cdsr/doi/10.1002/14651858.CD011345.pub2/full
The sperm journey to the egg
Sperm selection in natural conception: what can we learn from Mother Nature to improve assisted reproduction outcomes? (2015)
Sperm transport in the women reproductive tract. Human Reproduction Update (2006)
Sperm guidance in mammals – an unpaved road to the egg. (2006)
Acrosome-reacted human sperm in insemination medium do not bind to the zona pellucida of human oocytes. (2006)
Penetration of the zona pellucida of nonliving human oocytes by human spermatozoa in vitro. (1976)
Nutrition and its effects on fertility
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