Facts about Male Infertility
- Half of all cases of infertility involve male factors.
- Abnormal sperm production or function account for 40% of male infertility.
- 1 in 25 men faces male infertility.
- Of the 50 million sperm in a normal ejaculate, only 1 can succeed in fertilizing the egg
Causes of Male Infertility
- Lifestyle factors, including heat (hot tub) or chemical exposure, drugs, smoking or alcohol use
- Using Testosterone (Low T) treatments to boost energy and sex drive can stop sperm production after 3 months.
- Health problems involving chronic disease such as diabetes or hypertension, or prior surgeries on the pelvic or testicular region
- Anatomical issues resulting from obstructions, varicocele or vasectomy
- Sperm delivery problems with erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, vasectomy reversal or retrograde ejaculation
Sperm disorders are often to blame, but possible to treat. The breakthrough male fertility treatments available today can enhance your success for starting a family. An abnormal semen analysis is no longer an end to the quest, but a beginning to what we can accomplish with advanced reproductive technologies.