If you and your partner are trying to conceive a child, you may be aware of kits, devices, and even smartphone apps that help women test and track their fertility and ovulation so that they can plan intercourse around optimum fertility windows. These types of tools are great aids in helping men and women become moms and dads. But when it comes to conception and planning for ideal conditions to make your pregnancy dream come true, don’t forget about monitoring fertility for men.
When seeking to start a family, a man’s fertility is half of the equation. There is a correlation between a couple’s chance of successful pregnancy and the number of sperm in a man’s ejaculate, up to about 50 million sperm cells per milliliter, and “nearly half of all men of reproductive age have a sperm count lower than this”1. But until a recent breakthrough in men’s health technology, there was no way to monitor male sperm count without visiting a doctor.
Now, there is a take-home solution on the horizon. Meet Trak, a home-use male fertility test that allows men to monitor the quality of their sperm without a trip to the clinic. Even better, this portable diagnostic system is reported to return results in just minutes with the accuracy of a lab test, allowing men to take the guesswork out of their fertility standing.
If you are trying to conceive, and low sperm count is an issue, there are sperm healthy habits men can adopt to help maximize the chance of pregnancy each month. As men take steps to improve sperm count, Trak can measure their progress along the path to increased fertility, letting them know when they are ready to meet their spouse half-way in terms of ideal conception conditions.
Although Trak is still undergoing testing and evaluation by the FDA, this technology has the exciting potential of opening up the fertility discussion to men, helping couples achieve their dream of conception. This breakthrough product could be available to the market in late 2016.
1. Why Trak? Retrieved from http://trakfertility.com/pages/why-trak-your-count