The world’s largest study on the effects of lifestyle on the quality of sperm has been published this week, with some surprising findings.
Scientists say an increasing proportion of sperm – about 90 per cent in a typical young man – are misshapen, sometimes with two heads or two tails.
Even when properly shaped, today’s sperm are often pathetic swimmers, veering like drunks or paddling crazily in circles. Sperm counts also appear to have dropped sharply in the last 75 years, in ways that affect the ability to reproduce.
While that doesn’t bode well for those of you hoping to add a new member into your family, there are some ways that you can boost your husband’s sperm count if you’re trying for a baby: