How Many Sperms Should There Be In a Normal Ejaculate?
When there are too few sperm produced in the ejaculate, there will be difficulties fertilising an egg and generating a pregnancy. The body can produce about two or three hundred million sperms every day and although only one will be successful in eventually fertilising the egg, large numbers are required to make the process work. The World Health Organisation has surveyed samples from men all round the world who have not had any problems in starting their families and it has issued guidelines defining normal fertility. This defines normal ejaculate as having at least 15 million sperms per millilitre and at least 39 million in total. It is noteworthy that average sperm counts in the modern world appear to be decreasing by about 1 percent per year or more!