Infertility is not exclusively a problem for women. Studies suggest that men’s fertility issues contribute to around 30% of cases of infertility.
Male factor infertility can have many causes. At Aspire, we work closely with a man’s urologist to help diagnose and treat any medical issues that may be affecting his fertility. We can refer a man to a urologist with whom we have a trusted working relationship.
A man’s feelings about his contribution to infertility are often overlooked. But many men experience profound feelings of guilt, anger, and low self-esteem, which can affect all aspects of their lives. Men may feel their masculinity is compromised by the inability to conceive a child, and low sperm count or quality can make them feel that they are ‘less of a man.’
That is simply not the case. Male factor infertility is a medical issue. Often, infertility can be addressed or resolved by treatment.
At Aspire we understand the frustration and stress that male factor infertility can cause. We offer counseling and support services that help couples communicate effectively about what is happening. Regardless of the cause of infertility, we can help couples overcome it together and start a family.
Once an underlying cause of fertility issues has been diagnosed—whether the cause is female factor, male factor, or combined—the next step is to plan a course of treatment.
Depending on the patient, fertility treatments such as IUI, IVF, or Donor Assisted Reproduction may be recommended. In other cases, we may be able to treat the underlying cause of the fertility issues.