One of the biggest misconceptions about infertility is that it is only a woman’s condition. In reality, facts show that in an estimated 35% of couples with infertility a male factor is identified along with a female factor. Additionally, in roughly 8% of cases, a male factor is the only identifiable causes.
This significant occurrence of male factor infertility makes testing critically important to obtain an accurate diagnosis. Without this, designing the most fitting treatment plan would not be possible.
The most common causes of infertility in men include:
- Disruption of testicular or ejaculatory function: This may be caused by unhealthy lifestyle habits, trauma to the testes, use of certain medications or supplements, cancer treatment or medical conditions.
- Hormonal disorders: Again, hormones are often associated with only women. But, improper function of a man’s hypothalamus or pituitary glands can contribute to infertility.
- Genetic disorders: Genetic conditions such as Klinefelter’s syndrome, Y-chromosome microdeletion, myotonic dystrophy, or other disorders may result in low sperm count or no sperm production at all.
Until recently, treatment for male factor infertility was limited to inseminations or in-vitro fertilization (IVF) using donor sperm. With procedures used at Carolinas Fertility Institute, exciting advances in male infertility have introduced innovative therapeutic options that offer men a greatly improved chance to conceive their own biological offspring.
Our goal at Carolinas Fertility Institute is to provide couples with the best chance possible for conceiving a child. To do so, we create a partnership with each couple to determine exactly what their goals are and establish a treatment plan to maximize all resources to achieve success.
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If you are experiencing difficulty conceiving and would like to learn more about infertility testing, contact Carolinas Fertility Institute to schedule an appointment today.