New Hope has helped many individuals/couples who have been diagnosed with male factor infertility. Each couple/individual we see is carefully evaluated to determine the specific cause of their infertility. If your physician determines that it is due to a malefactor, there are several courses of fertility treatment that may be pursued.
Infertility does not discriminate between females and males. About 40% of couples seeking infertility treatment are suffering from male-factor infertility.
A man’s sperm quality is critical. Whether or not a man’s sperm quality is in normal ranges depends on:
- Morphology – sperm shape
- Motility – sperm movement
- Semen volume – sperm count
- Forward progression
A man’s fertility describes his ability to produce quality sperm in quantities able to fertilize an egg. Many things can cause infertility in men, including:
- Genetic issues
- Alcohol or drug use
- Treatment for cancer
- Chronic diseases, such as diabetes
- Injury to the male reproductive organs
- Untreated sexually transmitted diseases
- Abnormalities in the male reproductive organs
- Illness experienced as a child with a high temperature
Tips to Increase Male Fertility:
You can increase male fertility simply by adopting a healthy lifestyle. The following tips may also help:
- Exercise and be active regularly
- Exercise will increase your testosterone level and improve your sexual performance.
- Avoid taking on more stress
- Prolonged stress can raise cortisol levels and may decrease your testosterone levels. Too much stress also reduces your sexual desire, performance, and satisfaction.
- Vitamin C Supplementation
- Antioxidants are known to counter the harmful effects of oxidative stress. Studies have shown that Vitamin C improves sperm count and motility.
- Vitamin D Supplementation
- Men deficient in Vitamin D are found to have lower testosterone levels. Vitamin D may also increase sperm motility.
A semen analysis is a simple, yet sophisticated diagnostic test used to judge a man’s sperm quality and quantity.
- Sperm Concentration is the number of sperm in the ejaculate.
- Sperm Motility is the percentage of sperm moving and the qualities of movement, such as speed and straightness.
- Sperm Morphology is the percentage of sperm having a normal appearance in size and shape.
How to Treat Male Infertility:
The first step to treating male fertility issues is a semen analysis. A semen analysis requires the male to produce a semen sample for evaluation. Fertility experts will then evaluate the sample and determine a course of action. Common procedures to address male infertility include:
- Varicocele Repair
- Varicocele os bulging veins above the testicles. Surgery may be performed to address this issue and to eliminate its effect on fertility.
- Hormone Therapy
- When hormonal imbalance is a concern, medication may be prescribed to bring hormone levels back into the normal range.
- Vans Deferens Repair
- When the vans deferens are blocked or not present, structures may be able to be created or repaired to increase fertility.
- Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI)
- A procedure where a single sperm is inserted directly into an egg that is ready for fertilization. This procedure may be used when sperm do not have the motility required to fertilize an egg.
- Sperm Collection
- If sperm are being produced, they may be retrieved directly through the testicles via a needle. The retrieved sperm may then be used in fertility treatment such as IVF.
Fertility Options for Male Factor Infertility:
New Hope Fertility successfully treats male factor infertility through a vast array of cutting-edge Assisted Reproductive Technology.
- Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) using donor sperm is a very effective treatment for male factor infertility.
- IUI is the process of injecting a highly concentrated amount of sperm into a woman’s cervix during her ovulation window.
- In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) is also successful in treating male factor infertility.
- ICSI is the specialized process of injecting a single sperm into an egg.
How New Hope Can Help:
It is important to work with a fertility care team that has the experience to accurately diagnose the underlying cause of your infertility and design a treatment protocol that is best for you as an individual. New Hope has created personalized treatments to help with male fertility care.
There are successful treatment methods for male infertility. Discover the cause of your fertility issues and the treatment that is best suited for you. Contact the experts here at New Hope Fertility Center today! Visit our website or call us at 212-517-7676 to schedule your initial consultation today!