Search
 
 

Male Infertility:

What Couples Trying to Conceive Should Know

Infertility is a very common problem experienced by many reproductive-aged couples. In general, about 15-20% of couples will not conceive after one year of trying. After one year, couples should strongly consider pursuing a fertility evaluation. While much focus has been placed upon factors related to female causes of infertility, we know now that anywhere from 25-35% of couples that experience problems conceiving do so because of a male factor. Thus, it is very important that the male partner be screened early on in the fertility evaluation process.

Screening for male factor infertility is very straightforward. The initial evaluation consists of a semen analysis that can be ordered by your doctor. The sample is collected either in the doctor’s office or in the privacy of your home. The specimen is evaluated under a microscope by specially trained clinicians who closely examine the sperm. The sperm in the sample are evaluated in terms of total number, movement (motility), and how normal the sperm look (morphology). Based on this Screening semen analysis, it can be determined by your doctor whether any further testing or physician referral is necessary.

Abnormal semen analyses can result from a variety of causes, including problems related to anatomical, hormonal, genetic, or infectious causes. In many cases, male causes of infertility can be overcome with simple medical treatment. In other cases, a surgical approach to the problem can lead to the formation of normal sperm.

When medical or surgical approaches are not possible, even the most significant cases of male infertility can still be overcome. When the number of sperm is extremely low, an individual sperm can be injected into the female’s egg by a process called intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI); this procedure is performed in conjunction with stimulating the eggs of the female partner with fertility medicines, followed by removal of the eggs, and then fertilization of the eggs with ICSI. This revolutionary technique is now used quite frequently to help couples conceive who otherwise would not have been able to have their own genetic children.

Infertility can be extremely frustrating and stressful to couples trying to conceive. It is very important for couples to know that they should seek the care of a physican and possible referral to a fertility doctor if they have not conceived after 6-12 months of trying. Male factor infertility is a very common cause of infertility, and the male partner should be evaluated right at the start of the evaluation. Fortunately, virtually all cases of male infertility can be overcome using the basic to the more advanced treatment options available.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Abercrombie and fitch cyber monday lululemon black friday canada goose cyber Monday Abercrombie and fitch cyber monday Abercrombie and fitch cyber monday Tiffany black friday tory burch cyber monday tory burch black friday Mulberry cyber monday coach cyber monday uggs cyber monday canada goose black friday kate spade black friday michael kors black friday north face cyber Monday jordan cyber monday canada goose black friday kate spade black friday uggs black Friday uggs black Friday victoria secret black friday true religion black friday michael kors black Friday gucci black friday beats by dre cyber Monday beats by dre black Friday beats by dre black friday uggs black friday uggs cyber monday beats by dre cyber Monday uggs black friday tory burch black Friday michael kors black friday Juicy Couture black friday canada goose cyber monday Juicy Couture black friday uggs black friday coach cyber monday michael kors black Friday Babyliss cyber Monday beats by dre black Friday sale Polo Ralph Lauren black friday north face black friday Babyliss black Friday uggs black friday beats by dre cyber Monday Herve Leger black friday beats by dre black Friday michael kors cyber Monday Beats By Dre Cyber Monday uggs cyber monday coach cyber Monday coach cyber monday tory burch black Friday north face cyber monday north face black friday michael kors cyber Monday chanel black friday uggs black friday michael kors cyber Monday barons 13s barons 13s barons 13s barons 13s barons 13s jordan 13 barons jordan 13 barons barons 13s barons 13s hologram 13s jordan 13 hologram hologram 13s jordan 13 hologram hologram 13s jordan 13 hologram hologram 13s jordan 13 hologram jordan 13 hologram jordan 13 barons jordan 13 barons jordan 13 barons barons 13s jordan 13 barons jordan 13 barons jordan 13 barons barons 13s barons 13s jordan 13 hologram hologram 13s hologram 13s hologram 13s jordan 13 hologram hologram 13s jordan 13 hologram hologram 13s jordan 13 hologram legend blue 11s jordan 11 legend blue legend blue 11s legend blue 11s jordan 11 legend blue jordan 11 legend blue legend blue 11s jordan 11 legend blue legend blue 11s legend blue 11s jordan 6 black infrared jordan 6 black infrared jordan 11 legend blue jordan 6 black infrared jordan 11 legend blue jordan 6 black infrared jordan 11 legend blue black infrared 6s jordan 6 black infrared black infrared 6s legend blue 11s legend blue 11s legend blue 11s jordan 11 legend blue legend blue 11s legend blue 11s legend blue 11s legend blue 11s jordan 11 legend blue legend blue 11s black infrared 6s jordan 6 black infrared black infrared 6s black infrared 6s jordan 6 black infrared jordan 6 black infrared black infrared 6s jordan 6 black infrared black infrared 6s black infrared 6s michael kors outlet black infrared 6s michael kors outlet legend blue 11s black infrared 6s black infrared 6s uggs black friday louis vuitton outlet beats by dre cheap jordan 11 legend blue black infrared 6s jordan 6 black infrared jordan 11 legend blue michael kors outlet coach factory outlet legend blue 11s michael kors outlet uggs black friday jordan 11 legend blue legend blue 11s Hologram 13s michael kors black friday infrared 23 13s jordan 13 Hologram coach black friday jordan 13 Hologram jordan 13 Hologram 3m reflective 13s Hologram 13s infrared 23 13s infrared 23 13s north face black friday jordan 13 bred jordan 13 barons barons 13s 3m reflective 13s michael kors black friday jordan 13 Hologram 3m 13s jordan 13 barons louis vuitton outlet louis vuitton outlet jordan 11 legend blue black infrared 6s michael kors outlet uggs black friday jordan 6 black infrared michael kors outlet michael kors outlet online louis vuitton outlet louis vuitton outlet jordan 11 legend blue louis vuitton outlet jordan 6 black infrared michael kors outlet online black infrared 6s legend blue 11s louis vuitton outlet louis vuitton outlet jordan 6 black infrared north face black friday jordan retro 11 jordan 13 3m jordan 13 barons bred 13s barons 13s 3m reflective 13s Hologram 13s barons 13s 3m 13s 3m reflective 13s barons 13s jordan 13 3m reflective jordan 13 3m reflective beats by dre black friday jordan 13 Hologram beats by dre black friday barons 13s coach black friday 3m 13s