Infertility in a couple can be caused by problems with one or both partners. 40 percent of cases of infertility in couples are caused by infertility in men and another 40 percent cases are caused by infertility in women. Problems with both male and female partners cause infertility in 10 percent of cases and for the remaining 10 percent an exact cause is not known (unexplained infertility).
In many of these cases of infertility, right medical intervention at the right time can help in achieving a successful pregnancy. The video below shows a couple who successfully conceived after infertility treatment.
Causes of Infertility in Men
Infertility in men can be caused by many factors. Most common causes are: sperm disorders, structural disorders, genetic disorders, erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, retrograde ejaculation, autoimmune problems, malnutrition and anaemia, obesity, exposure to harmful substances, exposure to radiations or high temperature, sexually transmitted diseases and life style factors such as smoking, alcohol abuse, use of marijuana or cocaine, excessive exercise, bike riding, stress etc. Each of these factors is explained in detail in the page: causes of infertility in men.
Symptoms of Infertility in Men
Common symptoms of infertility in men are: hormonal imbalances, erectile dysfunction or ejaculation problems, physical problems such as undescended testis or dislocated urethral opening and infections in the reproductive tract. Please click symptoms of infertility in men for detailed information.
Infertility Test for Men
Most common methods of infertility test for men are: home tests, physical examination, laboratory semen analysis, laboratory blood tests, post ejaculatory urine test, ultrasound test, vasography, testicular biopsy and genetic tests. Please view the page: infertility test for men for detailed explanation of each of these testing methods.
Infertility Treatment for Men
Infertility in men is treated using drugs, surgery and assisted reproductive technology (ART). All these treatment methods are explained in detail in the page: infertility treatment for men.