The National Sanitary Surveillance Agency (Anvisa) has approved the first homemade sperm count test
About 15% of couples who want to have children face difficulties in getting pregnant . And, contrary to what was believed in the past, the problem of fertility affects both men and women in the same proportion. Among the causes of male infertility are diseases and life habits, such as smoking, obesity, excessive physical exercise and use of anabolic steroids, which hinder the production of spermatozoa.
To identify the problem in men, the first step is to perform sperm counts, and now the preliminary identification of male infertility can now be done at home, with a self-test recently approved by the National Sanitary Surveillance Agency (Anvisa). Confirm Male Fertility is produced by Alamar, a American industry that also fired pregnancy, glucose and female fertility tests, and is already available in pharmacies.
It is important to remember that the test is not complete and requires additional tests. Made in the laboratory, the spermogram is still the main test for the diagnosis of male infertility. In addition to the quantity, the capacity of sperm movement and the presence of structural defects are evaluated.