Male infertility is any health problem in a man that decreases the chances of his female partner getting pregnant.
About 13 out of 100 couples can’t get pregnant with unguarded intercourse. There are multiple reasons for infertility in men and women. In over a third of infertility problems, the problem is with the man. This is most often due to difficulties with his sperm generation or with sperm distribution.
Making mature, normal semen that can move depends on many things. Problems can stop cells from growing into sperm. Problems can stop the sperm from reaching the egg. Even the temperature of the scrotum may harm fertility. These are the main causes of male infertility:
- Sperm Disorders
- Retrograde Ejaculation
- Immunologic Infertility
Treatment depends on what’s causing infertility. Many problems can be solved with medicines or surgery. This would allow conception through normal sex. The treatments below are broken into 3 categories:
- Non-surgical therapy for Male Infertility
- Surgical Therapy for Male Infertility
- Treatment for Unknown Causes of Male Infertility
Many male fertility problems can be cured without surgery.
Anejaculation (dry ejaculate)
Anejaculation is when there’s no semen liquor issued with a man’s sexual climax. It’s not common, but can be caused by:
- spinal cord injury
- prior surgery
- multiple sclerosis
- abnormalities present at birth
- another mental, emotional or unknown problems