Male Infertility2020-07-16T19:24:50+10:00

Male Infertility

Little people know that approximately 40% of couples have infertility which is male factor based.

Male infertility is nothing to be ashamed about or overwhelmed with, and there are treatment options for males dealing with infertility issues.

There are many variables in a sperm count – these include the absolute number of sperm, the normality or otherwise of the sperm and the capacity of the sperm to swim freely and effectively.

Abnormal sperm counts can be temporary or more permanent and in general terms despite many attempts to improve abnormal sperm counts, little can be done for many males.

The approach now is to do the best one can with the sperm that is available.

Treatments range from simple therapies such as Artificial Insemination with the husband’s sperm (AIH) through to complex therapies such as Intra Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI).

With modern reproductive techniques, the male factor is less a barrier to conception than it once was and one would expect the use of donor sperm to diminish over time.

Male infertility - sperm morphology - Coastal IVF

In our society 5-10% of couples have varying degrees of infertility.

Common Causes of Infertility

Unexplained infertility
Tubal & Uterine causes
Endometriosis
PCOS
Ovulation
Male infertility
Cervical mucous
Vasectomy

When do I seek advice about our fertility?

If any of these apply to you then please make an appointment to see us at Coastal IVF as soon as possible.

  1. Have you been trying to conceive for more than 6 months?
  2. Have you been diagnosed with endometriosis?
  3. Has your partner had a vasectomy?
  4. Are you over the age of 35?
  5. Is your menstrual cycle more than 30 days or less than 26 days?

Women:

  • over the age of 35 should not put off investigation of their fertility more than 6 months
  • over the age of 38 should seek help immediately
  • who do not menstruate regularly are often not ovulating and should seek advice early

Did you know? Failure to conceive is often the only symptom of endometriosis.

Early investigation means early diagnosis and more effective treatments.

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Don’t wait, start your journey today. Contact Coastal IVF for an appointment to discuss your future & individual options.

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