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Timing of Sex

Timing of Sex

Webinar - Timing of Sex
Dr Mary Birdsall presented a webinar entitled 'Timing of Sex' on Wednesday 10th May, 2016.  The presentation looked at timing sex for conception, the most important area of knowledge for people trying to conceive.  The webinar is available to view here


Frequent ejaculation is better for the health of sperm while trying to conceive. Periods of abstinence longer than three days can be detrimental because of the accumulation of aged sperm. These are also the guidelines given when producing a sperm sample to be tested.  When assisted reproductive technology such as IVF is used, one days’ abstinence is often advised - in this case the quality of sperm is more important than the quantity.