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Sperm Check Technology Lets Men Test Sperm From Home

by COURTNEY HUTCHISON,  ABC News,  June 18, 2010
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Thanks to new technology from the University of Virginia, men will have a more accurate and affordable way to test their sperm count from the comfort and privacy of their own homes.

A study says cell phones may present a problem for men and fertility.All it takes is a few drops of semen and 10 minutes.

This test, dubbed SpermCheck Fertility, received approval from the Food and Drug Administration in May and will be available online in July, and in pharmacies later in the year.

"One of the impediments to male fertility testing is that men are reluctant to go to the doctor or to deal with the whole question of their fertility," says John Herr, inventor of the test and professor of cell biology at the University of Virginia.

"This test allows the assessment of male fertility to occur in the privacy of the home. It's another step that hopefully will give men a greater chance to control and understand their reproductive functions," he says. Read more.


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