World Health Organization Semen Analysis Normal values

Semen Parameter

1980

1st

1987

2nd

1992

3rd

1999

4th

2010

5th

Volume (mL)

ND

2.0

2.0

2.0

1.5

Sperm count (106/mL)

20-200

20

20

20

15

Total sperm count (106)

ND

40

40

40

39

Total Motility %

≥60

≥50

≥50

≥50

≥40

Motility (% progressive)

≥2

50

50

50

28

Vitality (% live)

ND

50

75

75

58

Morphology (% normal)

80.5

≥50

≥30

≥15

≥4

White Cell Count(106 /Ml)

<4.7

<1.0

<1.0

<1.0

<1.0

 

 

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