New study shows Clomid increases male sperm count for men struggling with fertility



In a study to be published in the July 2013 issue of the journal Reproductive Science, researchers at Duke found that Clomid could improve sperm concentration in men.

In a study to be published in the July 2013 issue of the journal Reproductive Science, researchers at Duke found that Clomid could improve sperm concentration in men. While Clomid is typically used for female infertility, the study is significant because it looked at nine different studies on Clomid's effects on male fertility and found that infertile men who took Clomid had a statistically significant increase in sperm counts than those who did not. Additionally, no serious side effects emerged.

The researchers assert that this is a positive sign but that more research must be done to determine whether Clomid can actually help in increasing male fertility, as measured by statistically significant increases in pregnancy rate.

Male infertility is fairly common and encompasses low sperm count, blockages and immobile sperm, which can be caused by chronic health issues, injuries, illnesses, smoking, sexually transmitted diseases, long-term exposure to certain medicines or toxins, aging and other factors. According to the National Institute of Health, the cause of infertility is unknown in about 50 percent of men affected by it, and 10 to 15 percent of men who are infertile have a complete lack of sperm.

Health practitioners generally seek to treat male infertility by fixing endocrine abnormalities that are produced from hormone deficiencies. Researchers think Clomid can potentially serve this purpose. Currently, intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) and in vitro fertilization (IVF) are used when male infertility keeps a couple from getting pregnant.

While fertility is a common problem among both men and women, men should refrain from taking Clomid, as it has thus far only been approved and found successful to treat female infertility. 

Women can conveniently purchase Clomid at a Canadian online pharmacy at lower rates than found in the U.S.