Men with damaged sperm should ejaculate every day in order to boost the likelihood of becoming fathers, according to a study by researchers at Sydney University in Australia.
It's common for men with fertility problems to abstain from sex for several days to raise sperm numbers.
But the Sydney University team said this could result in poorer quality sperm in some men, BBC News reported.
The study included 42 men with abnormally-shaped sperm. The researchers compared samples of the men's sperm after three days' abstinence and samples collected when the men ejaculated daily for seven days. All but five of the men showed less sperm damage in the samples collected during daily ejaculation than in samples collected after abstinence.
The findings were presented at a meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine.
"This research shows that when you put people on a daily ejaculation regime, it reduces the figure for DNA damage," Dr Allan Pacey, the secretary of the British Fertility Society, told BBC News. – (HealthDayNews)
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