Semen Analysis

Are you and your partner struggling to get pregnant? Determining the cause of infertility is the first step toward starting your family.

A semen analysis can detect abnormalities that could be preventing you from conceiving.

Drs. Marc Kalan and Nurit Winkler can perform a semen analysis at their Bakersfield and Encino, CA, offices to identify abnormalities.

The Factors A Semen Analysis Considers

During a semen analysis at Los Angeles Reproductive Center, your sperm is examined to review several factors that could be causing fertility issues. 


The volume of your ejaculate, or the amount of liquid released during ejaculation, will be reviewed. An adequate volume of semen is necessary to transfer sperm into the female reproductive tract.


An analysis examines the quantity of sperm in the ejaculate fluid, or sperm concentration. Sperm count is measured by the number of sperm per millimeter of fluid. A low sperm count decreases your chances of sperm making it to the egg for fertilization.


Sperm motility refers to the percentage of sperm that move and how well those sperm propel themselves. Sperm need to be able to propel themselves through the female reproductive tract to reach the egg. 


Sperm morphology refers to the size and shape of the sperm's head. Once a healthy sperm reaches an egg, the head dissolves, which fertilizes that egg. Poor sperm morphology affects the sperm's ability to dissolve and fertilize.

Sperm Morphology Can Affect Male Fertility

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A sperm analysis is often the key to determining if male-factor infertility is keeping hopeful parents from growing their families. Good sperm morphology allows the sperm to properly dissolve and fertilize their partner's egg.

When Would I Need a Semen Analysis?

If you have been trying to become pregnant for over a year without success, or if a female partner is over the age of 35, both you and your partner should be tested for possible infertility problems. Semen analysis can quickly and effectively determine any male infertility issues. Further testing will be needed if the results come back normal.

You Are Not Alone

We understand that fertility issues can seem overwhelming and even isolating. However, you are not alone. Male factor infertility is on the rise. Researchers have discovered that sperm count is declining in men in North America, Europe, and Australia. In fact, sperm counts have decreased in Western countries by as much as 59% since 1973. A decline in sperm volume was also noted during this study. 

*According to Human Reproduction Update

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Ready to Get to the Cause of Your Infertility? Contact Our Fertility Clinic Today

Drs. Kalan, Winkler, and our entire fertility team are dedicated to helping patients throughout California start, build, and expand their families. Both our doctors are double board-certified with multiple years of experience helping patients achieve their dreams of growing their families.

Message our Bakersfield, CA, and Encino, CA, offices to get to the root cause of your and your partner's fertility issues.  

(818) 946-8051

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Hear From Real Patients At the Los Angeles Reproductive Center

"I’m so grateful that I found this place and that after my second IUI, I became pregnant. Thank you to Dr. Kalan, Dr. Winkler, and Nurse Kimberly for your expertise, care, and kindness. I’m blessed to be expecting a baby boy next year in 2024. Thanks again for all that you do" Robyn Elizabeth

Common Causes of Male Infertility Sperm and Semen Issues 

There are several sperm and semen issues that can affect your ability to conceive. By examining your semen, we can get to the underlying cause of fertility issues and are better able to recommend treatment.

Common issues that can lead to semen problems and infertility include:

  • Varicocele
  • Ejaculation problems
  • Elevated temperature around the testicles
  • Tubal blockages
  • Infections
  • Anti-sperm antibodies
  • Hormone imbalances
  • Medication side effects
  • Excessive alcohol consumption
  • Obesity
  • Stress
"Both doctors we saw and all the staff were very professional, lovely to interact with and we felt like they cared for us during the whole process.  We were luckily to find such a wonderful clinic and blessed with two beautiful children. Thank you so much." Andrew Hewett

Targeted Treatment After Receiving Your Results

Once a sample of your semen is examined for sperm count, motility, volume, and morphology, one of our fertility specialists can recommend proper treatment. Depending on the results of your semen analysis, our doctors may recommend:

Lifestyle Changes

Leading a healthy lifestyle with proper exercise and diet can help prevent issues like obesity, which can lead to semen and infertility problems. 


If you have a blockage, such as an obstruction in the vas deferens, our doctors may need to perform a surgical procedure to remove the obstruction.

Sperm Retrieval

In some cases, we may recommend retrieving sperm from the testes or the epididymis for use with in vitro fertilization or intrauterine insemination.

Our doctors will work with you and your partner to determine the best course of treatment to help grow your family. 

I've Had a Vasectomy Reversal How Will That Affect My Fertility?


A vasectomy reversal does not guarantee male fertility. It could take 3-6 months for your sperm count to reach normal levels after reversal. Pregnancy rates after a vasectomy reversal can range from 30-90%. 

Why Choose Our Professional Testing? Our Advanced Technology Matters

While over-the-counter semen testing kits are available, they do not give as thorough or accurate results. You want the best possible care when building your family. Contact our Bakersfield, CA, or Encino, CA, offices if you are looking for the most precise results possible. 

Thorough Tests

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Over-the-counter semen testing kits only check for sperm count. Our tests are able to check for sperm count, motility, volume, and morphology to get a better understanding of the reasons for your possible infertility.

Accurate Diagnosis

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Having your semen tested at our state-of-the-art facility means you can get an accurate and potentially crucial diagnosis. If the cause of your infertility is something serious like an infection, we can diagnose and quickly treat your issue.

Quick Treatment

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The quicker we understand the root cause of your infertility, the faster we can work to correct it. An accurate diagnosis allows us to properly treat your infertility, giving you and your partner a greater chance of conceiving.

The Cost Of Infertility Treatment

Everyone at our fertility practice is passionate about helping patients throughout California achieve their dreams of starting a family. That is why we provide payment plans and treatment packages to help cover the cost of treatments like IVF. 

Don't let the cost of treatment deter you from growing your family. Drs. Nurit and Winkler take pride in providing industry-leading fertility care to families of all kinds. Contact our practice to learn more about our payment options. 

We Love Helping You Build Your Families

"I can't complain about Dr Kalan. He was very sweet, responsive, knowledgeable, and caring about his work and his patients. If there was a problem he wanted to be thorough and would talk to you about any additional testing he recommended to be done. He spoke in ways that helped me understand things. He even gave me a call after my baby was born to see how we were doing. 100% i recommend Dr Kalan. its because of him i have my beautiful rainbow baby! Thank you Dr Kalan for helping us on our journey to parenthood!! You truly are a blessing!!" Melie Sin
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Los Angeles Reproductive Center

Los Angeles Reproductive Center is a state-of-the-art fertility center offering the latest fertility testing and treatment options. Our fertility specialists, Dr. Nurit Winkler and Dr. Marc Kalan, are double board-certified doctors who have been widely recognized for their contributions to reproductive medicine. 

To help all patients achieve their dreams of parenthood, our doctors offer:

  • Compassionate care
  • Flexible payment options
  • Two conveniently located offices

Schedule a consultation online or call us at (818) 946-8051 to learn more about our fertility treatments.

Reach Out To Us Today

Los Angeles Reproductive Center is a unique fertility clinic focused on treating patients like family and built upon the principles of communication, compassion, warmth, openness, and service that accompanies an exceptional pregnancy rate. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.

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