3D Printed Device Allows At-Home Male Infertility Testing with Smartphone

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Infertility affects as much as 15% of the general population. When a couple has spent a significant amount of time trying to conceive, the disappointment of another month without a positive result can be devastating. Consulting doctors and specialists can help to isolate the cause of the infertility, which can result from a wide range of issues. It is often incorrectly assumed that the difficult lies with the woman, a mistake that is easy to make given her highly visible role in pregnancy. In just over a third of infertility cases, however, the problem in conceiving lies with the man. If his semen are abnormal or low in number, there are blockages that prevent the sperm from traveling to the egg, or the sperm have low motility, meaning they are unable to move themselves in order to reach the egg, the result can be months or years of no results. In order to

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Source: 3dprint.com:   3D Printed Device Allows At-Home Male Infertility Testing with Smartphone