A normal sperm count ranges from 15 million sperm to more than 200 million sperm per milliliter (mL) of semen. Anything less than 15 million.
Normal semen contains 40 million to 300 million sperm per milliliter. A low sperm count is considered to be anything between 10 and 20 million.
Some men with low sperm counts successfully father children. Likewise, some men with normal sperm counts are unable to father children.
A sperm count is part of a larger test called semen analysis. A doctor may test a person's sperm count if they have fertility concerns. Learn about.