A man’s fertility generally relies on the quantity and quality of his sperm. If the number of sperm a man ejaculates is low or if the sperm are of a poor quality, it will be difficult, and sometimes impossible, for him to cause a pregnancy. Male infertility is diagnosed when, after testing both partners, reproductive problems have been found in the male.

Male infertility can be caused by various factors such as hormone disorders, illness, injury to reproductive anatomy, obstruction or sexual dysfunction. These factors can temporarily or permanently affect sperm and prevent conception. Some disorders become more difficult to treat the longer they persist without infertility treatment. But there is hope. The first step of any successful treatment is the proper diagnosis of the male infertility cause.

Causes and Risk Factors:

  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Drugs
  • Ductal Obstruction
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hormone Dysfunction
  • Prostatitis
  • Retrograde Ejaculation
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)
  • Sickle Cell Anemia
  • Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)
  • Systemic Disease
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Testicular Trauma
  • Varicocele