Understanding Fertility Challenges Affecting Men

Infertility is defined as the inability to get pregnant after one year of unprotected intercourse. As stated by the National Institutes of Health, approximately 30-40% of infertility diagnoses are related to male infertility. Some causes of this condition are:

  • Hormone disorders
  • Illness or inherited condition
  • Reproductive anatomy trauma
  • Sexual dysfunction

Diagnosing infertility usually begins with looking at male fertility, as male diagnosis is less invasive than female diagnosis. Diagnosis may include a full medical and surgical history review, physical examination and semen analysis. Treatment for male infertility ranges from assisted reproductive therapy such as sperm retrieval and washing to drug therapy and possibly surgery.

Learn More: Understanding Male Infertility