App to test sperm count and quality by placing a glass slide under smartphone's camera

Mail Online | 10/21/2019 | Hilary Freeman for The Mail on Sunday
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Men worried about their fertility can now check their sperm count and quality from the comfort of their own living room – with a smartphone app.

Using a special linked device, the innovative programme also shows a live video of a sperm sample and offers a lifestyle programme, devised by fertility experts, which – its makers claim – will improve conception chances within 90 days.

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Danish-developed ExSeed uses the same software found in fertility clinics. It analyses the most common causes of male infertility – low sperm count and low motility, when sperm are poor quality and can’t swim well.

ExSeed co-founder Morten Ulsted says that while there are home apps to help women conceive – such as trackers to tell them when they’re ovulating – there are few options for men, who are often too embarrassed to seek medical advice.

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The company surveyed 1,000 men aged 25 to 54 in the UK and found that while 43 per cent of men were concerned about their fertility, only 18 per cent wanted to get tested and just five per cent had actually been tested – a big discrepancy.

‘There’s still a stigma around male fertility problems,’ said Mr Ulsted. ‘Men don’t want to go into a clinic.

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ExSeed has already been used by more than 100 men in Denmark, with seven reported pregnancies to date.

The company is now planning a British trial in the hope that ExSeed – which currently costs £150 for...
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