Traditionally, childlessness was considered a women’s problem. But, it turns out, men are equally responsible if her partner fails to conceive naturally. A couple is said to be infertile when they aren’t able to conceive a child, even after having frequent unprotected sex for more than one year.
One out of three infertility cases occurs due to men. Fortunately, at Saishree IVF, our fertility centre in Pune offers the best treatment and solutions for couples to conceive a child and experience the joy of parenthood.
The diagnosis of male infertility is one of the hardest challenges a man can face. It affects their relationship, mental and emotional health. The good news is, our advanced male infertility treatment can offer real help.
In this blog, we will discuss everything you need to know about male infertility, sperm formation, causes of infertility, symptoms, treatment, and prevention. Let’s get started.
How are sperms formed?
Sperms are formed in the testicles (the two oval organs enclosed in the scrotum of the penis). Once formed, the sperms are stored inside the yards called the epididymis, which lies on top of each testicle. The sperms are nourished by semen, which is made by glands along the way. When a man ejaculates, he releases around 150 million sperms in a half-teaspoon of semen through their penis.
The whole procedure predicts if there is a proper level of testosterone, hormones, and proper functioning of the nervous system in men.
A woman starts ovulating 14 days after her menstruation. Sex any time within the five days before ovulation can turn into a pregnancy. Even a one day delay in having sex after ovulation will not cause pregnancy.
At Saishree IVF, we advise couples to seek fertility evaluations when they are unable to conceive after trying unprotected sex for more than 12 months. In case the couples are above age 30, they should seek fertility evaluation after six months.
What causes male infertility?
The “male factor” contributes to infertility in about half the cases. Around one-third of the time, male infertility is the main reason behind couples failing to conceive. Male infertility often occurs due to low sperm count or abnormal sperm which happens due to the following reasons:
In many cases, the sperms are produced healthily, but the problem arises when the sperms cannot reach where they need to. It happens due to the following reasons:
What is the Male Infertility Treatment Options?
Male infertility treatments are designed to reverse the effects so that couples can conceive from natural sex. Some of the common male infertility treatments are:
Assisted Reproductive Techniques (ART)
Today, ARTs have made conception possible for women and even men with low or abnormal sperm count. In the ART procedures, sperm is collected either from ejaculation or by a needle from the testicles. They are then processed and introduced to the female partner’s eggs by the following methods:
At Saishree IVF, your doctor will recommend a few tests which might include:
Additional factors that cause male infertility
How to prevent Male Infertility?
Infertility affects both male and female – physically, emotionally, and socially. However, you are not alone, and there is a wide range of treatments/solutions to become parents with a child that inherits your genes. Visit Saishree IVF, and our doctors will guide you through restoring your health and enjoying parenthood.