Male Infertility Clinic Spain | Clinica Fertia Costa del Sol Spain
Male Infertility Overview
With possible infertility issues, whether male infertility or female infertility, it is important to address them as a couple and not to attach blame. Most cases of male infertility can be resolved by either treating the problem or using fertility treatments.
Infertility can be divided into primary infertility and secondary infertility. Primary infertility is a very common issue and describes couples who have never been able to become pregnant after at least 1 year of unprotected sex. Secondary infertility means not being able to achieve a subsequent pregnancy.
15% (1 in 7) of couples experience primary infertility when trying for a first pregnancy. Of these couples approximately 40% will find that it is male infertility problem.
Generally male infertility is due to the inability to produce healthy sperm or because there is a blockage of some sort which is preventing the sperm from joining the semen.
Causes Of Male Infertility
Is there sufficient number of mobile sperm cells for fertilization?
Male fertility may be examined with a microscopic examination of the sperm where special attention is paid to the quantity and the motility of the sperm cells. Based on this examination it is possible to give an evaluation concerning the fertility of the man.
The quality of the semen may vary considerably over time. A reduced sperm count and lower mobility of the sperm cells may be due to infectious diseases (such as chlamydia or the mumps), a testicular injury, certain medication, use of anabolic steroids and dissolvents, or smoking, but often the cause remains unclear. In addition, hereditary causes are a possible reason for a low sperm count or poor motility of the sperm.
Causes of Male Infertility:
- Complete absence of sperm
- Abnormal sperm shape
- Low sperm count
- Completely immobile sperm
- Issues with sperm delivery
- Obstructive problems (blockages in sperm-carrying tubes)
- Testicular injury and disease
- Genetic disorders
- Problems with erection/ejaculation and other sexual problems
- Hormonal problems
- General medical disorders that reduce fertility
- Drugs that reduce fertility
- Environmental toxins and radiation
Lifestyle factors such as smoking, alcohol consumption, caffeine intake, recreational drug use, weight issues (underweight or overweight) and stress are amongst some which can affect male fertility.
It can feel embarrassing for some men to admit or consider that they have a male fertility problem, however the sooner that fertility testing is undertaken the better. If male infertility is diagnosed then a male infertility treatment can be decided upon.
Clinica Fertia Infertility Clinic | Costa del Sol Spain
Clínica Fertia is an Infertility Clinic, which specialises in the research and treatment of female and male infertility. Individual and tailored programs are carried out in an efficient, yet caring, manner for each couple.
Specialist Scandinavian knowledge in the field of modern techniques to treat infertility is employed at our clinic. A range of infertility treatments to treat female infertility are offered at our Infertility Clinic, in Spain, in the Costa del Sol.