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Don't Save that Sperm -- Daily Sex May Increase Pregnancy Chances

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by Dan Vergano,  ScienceFair,  June 30, 2009

Couples hoping to conceive a child likely improve their odds with daily sex before ovulation, rather than refraining before making an attempt, finds a study of sperm health.

Reported Tuesday at the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) meeting in Amsterdam, the study involved 118 men suffering from "higher-than-normal" genetic damage to the sperm. The study led by Australia's David Greening of IVF Sydney in Wollongong found that after a week of daily sex, genetically damaged sperm dropped by an average of 26% among the men.

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