There are two common causes of male infertility that we regularly see in the clinic.

Both without symptoms, they often go undiagnosed until investigations are made by the couple or patient.

For this reason when a couple is looking to start a family with us, we generally do a thorough investigation of both the male and female to ensure we have the best picture of what a couples fertility diagnosis is.

The good news is, after treatment up to 40% of men with these common infertility problems are able to impregnate their partner.

Male tube blockages:

This is any obstruction in the vas deferens or epididymis (the tubes that transport fertile sperm).

Possible symptoms – None.

Possible solutions – Surgery to repair the varicoceles or other obstruction.

Coastal IVF Success rates – About 40 per cent are able to impregnate their partner within a year of surgery, most within six to nine months. Results after Testicular biopsy & sperm injection are no different from standard IVF ie around 40-50% clinical pregnancy per embryo transfer.

Sperm problems:

Low or no sperm counts, poor sperm mobility, and abnormally-shaped sperm can all cause infertility.

Possible symptoms  None.

Possible solutions – Fertility drugs may boost sperm production. Other options include injecting sperm directly into the egg (ICSI) or insemination with donor sperm (AID).

Coastal IVF Success rates – Fertility drugs: About 25 per cent are able to impregnate a partner. Artificial insemination: 5-20 per cent of women become pregnant per cycle. Sperm injection: About 40 per cent of women having treatment at Coastal IVF get pregnant per attempt.


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    QLD, Australia

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