Some of the most common myths are:

  • If you want to become a father, then having sex everyday increases the chances of your wife conceiving.
  • Wearing a certain kind of underwear will boost your sperm production.
  • If a couple is unable to achieve parenthood, then the whole issue is directed on the female.

The real facts are :

  • None of the above are true, facts will be discussed in detail.
  • The fertility issues with a couple is as follows :
  • The fact is that 50% of the time it is the female, 20% lies
  • With the male, and 30% it could be due to both.

Myth: Having sex daily will increase your chances of conception

  • More the sex, the higher is the rate of success to conceive.
  • Daily sex is necessary in order to conceive.
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Fact : Conceiving is all about timing

A man’s sperm is alive for 48 to 72 hours in a woman’s reproductive tract.
Having sex every other day is sufficient when a couple is trying to conceive. Timing intercourse to the “fertile window” is important while you want to conceive. (the 5 to 6 days leading up to and including ovulation.

Myth : If ejaculate is normal, there is no issue with the sperm

  • If ejaculate is normal, there is nothing wrong with the male
  • No tests need to be done.
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Fact : Sperm are microscopic, and the majority of the ejaculated fluid is not sperm

  • Sperm analysis is to be done, to know if the male factor is the reason for infertility.
  • Semen has to be analysed by trained technicians.

Myth: Taking supplemental testosterone can enhance a man’s fertility

  • Supplemental testosterone enhance exercise and workout so it should also enhance my fertility.
  • The man “looks manly” so he’s fertile.

Fact : Taking testosterone supplement actually reduces male fertility

  • It can only increase a man’s libido and energy level but suppresses the production of testosterone.
  • They can shut down sperm production.

Myth: Marijuana causes infertility
Smoking marijuana is detrimental to male fertility

Fact : Recent research suggests that the above is not true
The study found little overall association between male or female fertility connected to marijuana usage.

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Myth : The type of underwear worn by men affects their fertility
For maximum fertility, men should wear boxers instead of briefs, or vice versa

Fact : It really doesn’t matter what kind of underwear men use

  • They should be comfortable in whatever they wear.
  • Scrotal temperature is important – the testicles need to stay cooler than the rest of the body for proper sperm production.
  • Wearing snug underwear does not seem to have much impact.

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