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Think infertility is just a woman’s problem? Think again! 40% of the time, fertility problems can be attributed to male infertility

male-infertility-blogSome people still think that a couple’s fertility problems are usually caused by a problem with the female, but this isn’t true. Actually, about 33% of the time the problem is caused by male infertility; another 33% are caused by female infertility factors and the remaining one-third are caused by a combination of the two.* Our Virginia fertility center is a great place to start investigating whether or not male infertility is an issue if you are struggling in your journey to start your family.

Could it be male infertility?

The first step towards finding a solution is to come to our Virginia fertility center to meet with Dr. Fady Sharara, our reproductive endocrinologist and medical director of our center. He will talk with you about your medical history and order medical tests to help determine what may be causing your problems.

There are many potential causes of male infertility.

  • Problems with sperm
  • Structural problems
  • Environmental issues
  • Genetic factors
  • Hormone imbalance
  • Issues caused by medication

You want me to do what?

When we are checking into male infertility, we ask men to provide a semen sample. Yes, we know—not most men’s favorite thing to hear. It is necessary for us to perform semen analysis. Dr. Sharara says, “Our diagnostic semen analysis can provide important information about a couple’s infertility problem; in fact, the information that it provides about the quality of a man’s sperm is vital to determining the path that infertility treatment will take.”

Our Virginia fertility center is here for both men and women who have fertility problems. We offer hope for male infertility—and an actionable plan that can lead to the family you want to create. Contact us for more information.

*http://reproductivefacts.org/FACTSHEET_Defining_Infertility/

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