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The Role of Male Infertility In Fertility Treatment Plans

Human reproduction is a complex process, and many couples may have difficulty building their families. Infertility is diagnosed if a man and a woman have been having sex without protection for more than a year and the woman hasn't gotten pregnant. If the woman is 35 or older, infertility can be diagnosed after 6 months of unprotected intercourse without a pregnancy.

Fortunately, having infertility does not automatically mean you won’t be able to have a child with your partner. There are many treatments and procedures now available that can improve your chances of getting pregnant.

What Exactly Is Male Infertility?

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Male infertility is a common reason that a couple may struggle to conceive. This typically means that a man does not have enough sperm that are released to result in a pregnancy with regular intercourse or if a man is not able to complete sexual intercourse because a problem with the erection or ejaculation.

Causes of Male Infertility

A variety of biological and environmental factors might have an impact on your fertility. Among the possibilities are the following:

Azoospermia: having no sperm released with ejaculation at all. This may be due a problem with the reproductive tract or the inability to produce sperm cells. It can also be related to a hormonal problem or a genetic issue.

Oligospermia: lower than normal sperm production. This can also can be related to a hormone, anatomic, or other medical issue.

Genetic Diseases: Klinefelter's syndrome, myotonic dystrophy, microdeletion, and other genetic illnesses can cause severe sperm abnormalities or azoospermia (a complete lack of sperm with ejaculation).

Malformed Sperm: Malformed Sperm may have trouble fertilizing the egg.

Medical Conditions: Diabetes, several autoimmune disorders, cystic fibrosis, and various infections are examples of medical problems.

Some drugs, supplements, and hormone treatments can cause the sperm to be abnormal.