Low sperm count means that the fluid (semen) you ejaculate during an orgasm contains fewer sperm than normal. A low sperm count is also called oligospermia (ol-ih-go-SPUR-me-uh). A complete absence of sperm is called azoospermia. Your sperm count is considered lower than normal if you have fewer than 15 million sperm per milliliter of semen. Having a low sperm count decreases the odds that one of your sperm will fertilize your partner's egg, resulting in pregnancy.
Research: This was a cohort study exploring whether the consumption of fruits and vegetables with high levels of pesticide residues is linked to lower semen quality. This type of study cannot prove cause and effect, as other factors could be causing any effects seen. However, in studies of this type, researchers try to take account of other factors that can affect a health outcome.
There were gr/gr deletions in 33.7% (260/772) of all subjects and the deletions were widespread in haplogroup D (86.2%). There were no significant differences in the frequency of gr/gr deletions between the infertile and control groups. The gr/gr deletion subtypes were not distributed randomly among haplogroups; the CDY1a+ DAZ1/2 genes were deleted in 96.9% (217/224) of haplogroup D individuals, whereas the O lineage had a variety of gr/gr deletion types.