Male infertility refers to a male’s inability to cause pregnancy in a fertile female. It accounts for 40–50% of infertility. Male infertility is due to low sperm production, abnormal sperm function or blockages that prevent the delivery of sperm. Illnesses, injuries, chronic health problems, lifestyle choices and other factors can play a role in causing male infertility.
When to see a Doctor?
- Erection or ejaculation problems, low sex drive, or other problems with sexual function
- Pain, discomfort, a lump or swelling in the testicle area
- A groin, testicle, penis or scrotum surgery
Causes of male infertility – Problems with male fertility can be caused by a number of health issues.
- Abnormal sperm production due to undescended testis, genetic defects, or health conditions like diabetes, sexually transmitted infections, varicocoele
- Problems with Ejaculation – blockage in the male reproductive tract, injury or infection of reproductive organs
- Environmental risk factors – exposure to pesticides, radiation, and other chemicals can affect sperm count
- Smoking, alcohol, steroids and few antihypertensive and anti depressant medications can also affect fertility
- Cancer treatment – chemotherapy and radiotherapy
We advocate that both partners get tested for infertility and treat any obstacle that prevents you from realising your dream to become parents. And if male factor infertility is a cause, we will find you the best treatment option.