Tuesday, September 11, 2007

The Semen Story

I did semen analysis before :P. Please believe me when I say so. It was my industrial training and I was placed in one of the leading pathological laboratory here. There will be a rotation and the trainees were required to be placed in each department for about 7 - 10 days whether you like it or not. That's when I learnt to analyse blood, urine, stool (yucks!) and semen! :)))))

I was 21 and I never seen seminal fluid ever prior to that. Hehehehe.. not at I am seeing it everyday now. It was initially freaky and I was a bit 'shy'. It was an analysis for male infertility. We got to record the colour, liquidity, sperm motility and sperm count. As semen has to be analysed within 2 hours upon collection, the clients usually drop by the lab and 'provide' their samples then and there. Hell no! We are not allowed to collect the sample from the clients, mind you ;) Our work strictly confined to the lab.

I remember wearing double gloves - just to make sure NONE of the semen touched my hands or fingers. I couldn't imagine eating my lunch with my hands if I ever got into close contact with that sticky thing! :S God bless the glove-makers! One thing I enjoyed doing there will be watching the sperms moving. Or was it racing? Hehehehehe!

Humour apart, I realised one thing - there are few men out there understood there is such thing as male infertility. When a couple is not blessed with a child, the first thing one would say - "send the wife for a medical check up". What's wrong in sending the husband for a check up? The facts say that in any case of a couple being childless, 40% of the infertility is related to men and 20% of the cases is incurable. And here we got men marrying for second or even third time citing that his wife is 'infertile'.

Probably they don't want their ego to be shattered. That's one. What could be other reasons for some men to ignore the fact they need professional help here?

19 comments:

Kavi said...

u shud know that men have a bigger ego when it comes to their... ermm... "little brothers". All 300 million of them.... lolz

Keshi said...

Great Ammu Im having my lunch while reading this!

Semen analysis...wow wud love to analyse it while it's still in a man LOL!

k jokes apart, most men hv an ego that's larger than Italy. thats why they dun wanna get their juice checked up. As simple as that :)


Keshi.

puvanan said...

I guess that was a fantastic internship experience for you. Not everyone get a chance to play around with semen but only machines! lolz ;)

Okay.. It's normal for most men to have their ego but there are some who willing to let it go as well. It's not right to just put the blame on the wife as I think both parties should seek professional help and get their check-ups done 'together-gether'. By the way, how large is Italy?

Seal in Astral said...

Hehehehehe...double glove? I am sure soon you will not want the "gloves" hahahahaha

Jeevan said...

Humors as well you brought a point here about child birth. I agree.

Ghost Particle said...

adada....tamil padam story.

Its true in most cases men are chicken scared to go see a doc regarding abdominal abomination matters. but i believe modern husband and wives doing this are scarce. And men do know about infertility and ED. if they don't, how come the test tube baby and infertility clinic industry are multi-billion dollar industries.

Its right to say there are SOME who still practise male ego-dominance in a hindu society atleast, but to say it prevails in a modern society just relfects that the women is married into a dumb family. :D

See...I did not even support men...just being neutral.

Keshi dear I hate Italy too...:D

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(¯`•._.•[Raaji]•._.•´¯) said...

i agree... a lot of men are not willing to accept that there is something wrong with them, in not just these but in a lot of other cases as well.

I value the men who have the guts to come up and accept, but thats very seldom.

Cool post, made me laugh :)

diyadear said...

hey that was a nice post.. enjoyed reading it.. :)n truely said abt MCP s he he

Voracious Blog Reader said...

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What could be other reasons for some men to ignore the fact they need professional help here
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Is it so all over the world? If not, why is it so in places where the women are sent for a check up? I think there could be something other than "ego".

Hee hee... Can you ask the people at the front desk whether the men turn pink when they are asked to provide some samples?

Voracious Blog Reader

venus66 said...

A very good post here. A very good experience for you.

Do you think having a second wife or second husband is a solution if you do not have a child?

whAt A LiFe said...

What an experience for you!

Double gloves for extra safety, is it? Lols.... There are some men who can accept the fact but most men are egoistic. They will only blame the wife for it. It is best both go for check-ups and get it solved.

Nice topic, quite funny n informative too.

Cheerio

Vik said...

The bigger ego size and the society where they come from matters most. I guess Kesh said it well. It is all about someone admitting that there is a problem.

But it should have been quite interesting that analysis is'nt it? nto that I am dying to do such analysis but doing things for the first time is always interesting - doing as in analyzing in this context LOL

tulipspeaks said...

@ kavi

hahahahaha.. confession eh?



@ keshi

opsss!! wrong timing, i guess! :P


Semen analysis...wow wud love to analyse it while it's still in a man LOL!


:O adi!
hehehehe

agree with ur point there.



ammu.

tulipspeaks said...

@ puvanan

I guess that was a fantastic internship experience for you. Not everyone get a chance to play around with semen but only machines!

guess i hv to thank my lucky stars eh? :P

hmm.. agree with wht u said..
Italy ya? yaruke theriyum? keshi kitte ketkalama? *wink wink




@ seal in astral

eh.. abecharem! hehehehehe



ammu.

tulipspeaks said...

@ jeevan

thanks! :)



@ gp

the post was actually sparked after i read a Q&A session published in a newspaper on male infertility. the first question asked "can men be infertile?" duh! some are so ignorant!

well.. i'm glad u r being neutral here.. but why everyone wanna 'vambu illukeran' keshi? hehehehe.. ennamo kadakuthe ulagatile..



ammu.

tulipspeaks said...

@ raaji

true.. those men who are not chicken to accept the fact deserves our applause.

:)



@ diyadear

thank u dear.



ammu.

tulipspeaks said...

@ voracious blog reader

guess.. men are generally the same everywhere :P

hehehehe... no idea.. it was an old nurse 'taking care' of the clients who came to 'donate' samples.
*smart boss!


@ venus

ah.. i regard this ques pointing to me. let me see..

Do you think having a second wife or second husband is a solution if you do not have a child?

nah.. i am not going to marry a guy solely to produce offspring. there are other ways which we r well aware of.



ammu.

tulipspeaks said...

@ what a life

hehehehe.. yea. thats right. :P


i was just trying to bring up a sensitive issue + some humour.

glad u like it.




@ vik

welcome to TS!

looks like everyone is really interested in the analysis eh? naughty naughty bloggers! hahahaha



ammu.