Over the last half century men have become badly nourished, stressed out, smartphone addicts. As a result sperm counts have dropped by 52%. The disease of infertility now affects 1 in 8 couples and it is not just women that are suffering.
Studies have shown that infertility is 50/50 men and women. I am one of the men that make up that statistic. When I found out that my wife could not get pregnant because of my sperm I was devastated.
We had been trying for a baby for two years and infertility was never discussed. The thought crossed my mind but I was too embarrassed to bring it up. On paper we were an infertile couple but it took us years to discover that I was infertile. If you are trying for a baby for over one year then you are classified as infertile.
During the two years that we were trying to conceive, I thought that we should see a fertility specialist and get tested. To be honest, I was scared to do the test. In my head, Olivia would leave me if she found out that I was infertile. Her whole life revolved around having a family and I feared I could not provide it.
Going to a fertility clinic to get tested is daunting experience. The hardest part is waiting on the results. All sorts of negative thoughts run through your mind. Why can’t we have children? Am I infertile? Do I have an STD? These are just a few of the questions that crossed my mind.
I will never forget the day that I had to give my first sperm sample. We sat in a busy fertility clinic waiting room with many other couples. When the nurse called my name I felt ashamed. All eyes were on me as I did the walk of shame.
The whole waiting room knew that I was going to ejaculate into a little beaker while watching porn in the room next door. It was an embarrassing experience but I wanted to have a family so I had no choice. I blocked out the feeling of discomfort and gave my sperm sample.
When we were going through our initial fertility tests, I had no idea that I could test my sperm count at home. With Trak Male Fertility Testing Systemyou can test your sperm count from the comfort of your own home.
If such a product had existed while we were trying for a baby it would have saved my wife and I a lot of time. We spent two years trying for a baby because I was embarrassed to do a fertility test.