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Male Infertility

Male infertility can be caused by problems with sperm count, movement or shape, as well as blockages that prevent the delivery of sperm.

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Male factor infertility plays a role in about approximately half of all cases of infertility. To understand what might be causing a couple's infertility, the male partner should undergo a male fertility work-up with a semen analysis. Because a man's sperm count and semen consistency can vary from day to day — and some conditions can also have a temporary effect — a semen analysis to determine fertility should be performed on at least two samples, at least seven days apart over a period of two to three months.

Male infertility affects approximately two million men annually. There are several medical conditions that could lead to male infertility. Medical factors of male infertility include Azoospermia, Hypospadia and more.

Azoospermia is one condition that can cause male infertility. With azoospermia, a man produces no sperm, or very little sperm in his ejaculate, giving him a zero sperm count. Azoospermia can result from a problem with sperm production or sperm delivery.

While this may seem like it would prohibit a man from fathering a child, there are treatment options that may help a man with azoospermia deliver sperm correctly or produce more sperm.

Male Infertility Videos

How are Varicoceles Repaired?

Jeremy Kaufman M.D. at Men’s Health & Fertility Center of Fairfield County discusses how Varicoceles are repaired.

Video: What is Sperm DNA Fragmentation Screening?

With much of the focus on female infertility, it is difficult to understand the causes of male infertility. Dr. Don Evenson of SCSA Diagnostics, Inc. explains Sperm DNA Fragmentation Testing for determining male factor infertility.