Three most widely used methods of infertility treatment for men are:drugs, surgery and
Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART). The main factor that determines chosen treatment method is
the underlying cause of infertility (click for more
Infertility treatment can be a lengthy and challenging process. Patience, commitment and mutual
support of couple under treatment have a great influence on the success of treatment. It is important to discuss
with the fertility specialist about benefits and possible side effects of the treatment prescribed.
Most common infertility treatments for men are explained in this
Drugs are used to treat hormonal imbalances that
harmfully affect sperm production and sperm quality, infections in reproductive tract and other problems such as
Clomiphene citrate (Clomid), human menopausal
gonadotropin (hMG) and human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) are the commonly used fertility drugs for men (Clomid and
hMG are used to treat infertility in women too). All these drugs induce testes to produce more testosterone
(male sex hormone) in order to increase sperm count and sperm quality. Clomid is administered in tablets, while hMG
and hCG are administered by injections.
Infertility can also be caused by infections in
reproductive tract or sexually transmitted diseases such as Chlamydia. Antibiotics can be used to treat these
Treatment for Retrograde
Retrograde ejaculation is a condition
in which muscles of the bladder dysfunction and sperm is forced to flow backward into the
urinarybladder instead of moving forward to the penis. This can result
in low ejaculate volume, low sperm count, low sperm quality andcloudy
Retrograde ejaculation can be treated using drugs such as pseudoephedrine or
imipramine. These medications can help to keep bladder neck closed during ejaculation, preventing retrograde
ejaculation. Some times retrograde ejaculation may be a side effect of a medication. In this case, stopping that
medication or switching to another drug can prevent retrograde ejaculation.
If treatment using drugs is ineffective or if there is a severe damage to nerves
or muscles of the bladder, it may not be possible to restore normal
ejaculation. In such a scenario, a fertility specialist can help to retrieve sperm either from urine or from
the reproductive tract through a minor surgical procedure. These retrieved sperm can be used for infertility
treatment through assisted reproductive technologies such as: intrauterine insemination (IUI),
in vitro fertilization (IVF) and intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI).
Following surgical methods can be used for infertility treatment for
Varicocele Ligation or Varicocelectomy
of varicose veins around testes. This raises temperature in testes, causing reduced sperm count and abnormal sperm
morphology. Varicocele ligation or varicocelectomy is a micro surgical procedure to treat varicocele by tying off
Resection of Blockages in Vas Deferens or Ejaculatory
Sperm is transported from testes to penis through
vas deferens (a pair of tubes, one from each testicle) and ejaculatory duct. Blocks in vas deferens or ejaculatory duct can result in low sperm count or complete absence of
sperm cells in semen. This condition can be corrected with the help of a relatively simple micro surgical
Vasectomy is a surgical procedure used to make a man sterile. In vasectomy, vas
deferens (tubes through which sperm travels from testes to urethra) are severed and sealed, disrupting sperm
Vasectomy can be reversed through a surgery to stitch together cut ends of vas deferens. This procedure would restore sperm flow and
Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART)
Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) is an advanced method used to treat
infertility in both men and women. It is important to discuss with the fertility
specialist about pros and cons of ART treatment.
Most common ART treatments for men are explained below:
Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI)
injection (ICSI) can be performed in conjunction with in vitro fertilization (IVF).
ICSI may be recommended for men who suffer from sperm disorders such as low sperm
count, complete absence of sperm cells in semen, poor sperm motility or abnormal sperm morphology. These
disorders prevent sperm from successfully penetrating and fertilizing an egg. ICSI can also be used to treat
infertility in men caused by premature ejaculation, erectile dysfunction or if previous attempts of IVF failed to achieve a successful
Treatment starts with collection of sperm either
from normal ejaculate of male partner or from the reproductive tract of male partner and retrieval of ovaries
(eggs) from female partner. Donated sperm and/or ovaries can also be used for ICSI. In a laboratory setting, a
selected single sperm is injected into the cytoplasm of an egg. This makes it easier for the sperm to penetrate the
egg and fertilize it. Then another single sperm and egg are picked from the sample and same process is repeated (it
is repeated a few times to increase chances of formation of multiple embryos). One or more healthy embryos formed
are then transplanted into woman's womb (uterus). There is a possibility of having multiple pregnancy (pregnancy
with two or more foetuses), if more than one embryo is transferred to
a woman's womb. This has a few risks associated with it. It is advisable to discuss with the fertility specialist
In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) and Intrauterine Insemination
During an ART treatment, if sperm is not present in ejaculate of a man due to
conditions such as retrograde ejaculation or blocks in vas deferens or ejaculatory duct, it might be needed to retrieve sperm from
reproductive tract through a minor surgery (other option is to use donor sperm). This surgical procedure to
retrieve sperm has a very low risk of infection and damage to testes.
Infertility treatment for men, using fertility drugs can cause side effects such
as temporary blurred vision, breast enlargement, acne, weight gain, allergic reactions and damage to liver in rare
Infertility treatments can also cause birth defects in babies, but chances for
this to happen are very low.
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Note: It is advisable for a couple whose female partner is over 35 years of age to seek
immediate medical help from a fertility specialist, if they are not able to conceive after 6 months
of regular sexual intercourse without using any contraceptives.