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Should I wait before having sex if I'm trying to impregnate my wife?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Like a circus show, the amount of times you have sex is a delicate balancing act (what you do with a trapeze is your own business). Studies agree that semen volume and sperm concentration increase with prolonged sexual abstinence. Studies also find that ejaculating several times per week will give you the highest number of fully functioning sperm.
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