The Great Sperm Race
The Great Sperm Race series explains the sperm’s journey inside the woman’s body from the moment of ejaculation. Sperm are deposited high in the vagina, close to the cervix and the opening into the womb. From a sperm’s perspectives the vagina is a very hostile place. That’s why women release only one egg per month, but men unleash millions of sperms when they ejaculate. Lower concentration of sperm in semen can be one of the factors of male infertility.
So what are the difficulties the sperm encounters along its way?
Written by professor Allan Pacey, The Great Sperm Race series takes us through the entire journey a sperm has to make in order to fertilise an egg. Read on to understand why the timing of intercourse and quality of sperm are so important when you are trying to conceive.