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does clear semen mean i'm not fertile? i have had sex with my fiance and all times my semen has been clear, im 18 and we would like to have children in the future but i'd like to know if clear semen means im infertile

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Dr. Steven Ory
49 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No. : No. You can't determine your sperm concentration from the color of your semen.
Answered on Mar 5, 2018
Dr. Khurram Rehman
26 years experience Fertility Medicine
Dr : Dr ory is correct - you can't tell anything about sperm count from the color of your semen and how clear it looks - most of the semen is fluid (from your seminal vesicles and prostate gland) and the actual sperm are too small to see with the naked eye, without using a microscope. If we are doing inseminations as part of a fertility treatment the sperm is washed and ends up in a pink artificial fluid, and at that point we can get a rough idea of how much sperm is there by how 'cloudy' the fluid looks - but we still need to use a microscope and counting equipment to really know. It sounds like you would like to have kids in the future but not now ... At 18 ** assume you're fertile not infertile ** and use effective birth control until you and your fiancee are "ready" for kids. Your fiancee can see an ob/gyn or planned parenthood for options. Talking to someone about birth control should be less embarrasing than telling people you're pregnant. Your chance of being fertile is way over 95%, but about 1 in 5 or 20% of young men and women in the us 'think they're infertile' and most of them will be wrong. See the link below. In this study guys who 'thought they were infertile' were more than twice as likely not to use birth control as guys who didn't think they were infertile. You can guess how that story might end ... Best wishes with your relationship, and again please assume that you and your fiancee are both fertile!
Answered on Mar 5, 2018
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