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Does A Semen Analysis Compare to Female Fertility Tests?
a blog by Marc Sedaka, January 28, 2014
At our last doctors appointment, my husband had the nerve to compare his simple sperm donation to all of the painful and invasive tests I go through on a regular basis. Is this really fair?
Okay fine, we’re not the ones who have to be probed, prodded and poked. We don’t take the hormone-altering drugs and we don’t get the painful shots. But when we do complain about something like… oh, let’s say having to masturbate in a sterile cup while a waiting room full of people know exactly what we’re doing on the other side of that hollow door… please don’t just laugh it off or accuse us of having a good time. We’re not having a good time. I can pretty much guarantee you that. And just remember that the more empathetic you are to your husbands concerns (however unfounded they may seem at the time) the more empathetic he’ll be to your concerns throughout your entire infertility journey.
Looking for more insight on the male perspective on infertility? Check out the Husbands Discussing Infertility forum on FertileThoughts.com.