Two main features of reproductive aging are the decline in the number of eggs and a decline in egg quality. Those in their 30’s may benefit from a fertility assessment in order to have an understanding of their reproductive potential.

A semen analysis is the mainstay of our assessment of sperm function. First, it tells us if sperm are present and, if so, in what concentration. Can they swim adequately, are they normally formed, and is there any sign of infection? An abnormality in any of these parameters may indicate poor sperm function.