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11 March 2013

The best season for sperm

Autumn is the time of year most associated with bumper crops of new babies, and that may be because human sperm are generally at their healthiest in winter and early spring.

"The hard part of this is really sorting out what factor is accounting for this," said Sabanegh, the chairman of the urology department at Ohio's Cleveland Clinic.

"It's becoming more certain that our fertility is seasonal and affected by complex things in our environment that change it," he said.

 
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