According to the World Health Organization guidelines, ejaculatory abstinence EA of 2—7 days is recommended for semen analysis. This study aimed to determine how seminal quality may be affected by two EA periods from the same man. The semen was qualitatively analyzed by examining oxidative activity intracellular and seminal plasma , sperm function acrosome integrity, mitochondrial activity, and nuclear DNA integrity , and epididymal function. As expected, samples collected after 1 day of EA showed a decrease in volume and sperm total number compared to samples collected after 4 days of EA. The sperm motility of the samples collected after 1 day of EA was better compared to samples collected after 4 days of EA.
One day is better than four days of ejaculatory abstinence for sperm function
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Sperm is usually provided the morning of the egg retrieval. Occasionally the sperm is collected ahead of time and frozen for use after the egg retrieval. We can obtain sperm from the male partner through normal ejaculation or through more advanced sperm retrieval procedures such as microepididymal sperm aspiration MESA , or testicular sperm extraction TESE. If your partner will be providing a semen specimen on the day of the egg retrieval, we recommend abstaining from intercourse for at least two days prior to the IVF procedure but not more than 6 days.
The impact of ejaculatory abstinence on semen analysis parameters: a systematic review
Try out PMC Labs and tell us what you think. Learn More. The aim of this study was to evaluate recent publications and determine the impact of ejaculatory abstinence on semen analysis parameters as well as fertility outcomes. This was a systematic review of 28 recent publications.
Alipour, G. Van Der Horst, O. Christiansen, F. Dardmeh, N.