Seminal fluid critical for conception and development

A man’s seminal fluid, not just his sperm, plays a critical role in the conception, development and future health of a child.

Researchers have studied the complex interaction between male seminal fluid – or semen – and female reproductive tissues. Seminal fluid of poor quality can affect a woman’s ability to support an embryo.

A baby born to a father who had poor quality seminal fluid was also more likely to suffer from a range of disorders such as high blood pressure, obesity and glucose intolerance after birth.

The effects of seminal fluid quality on the future health of offspring is most evident when the offspring is male.

Read more at University of Adelaide