June is Men’s Health Month, so now is a great time to learn more about optimizing male fertility – especially since male infertility is so common. Of all couples struggling to get pregnant, approximately one-third have a problem regarding sperm production or function. Many times, such abnormalities can be identified through a semen analysis. In other cases, problems still exist with sperm even with normal…Comments Off on Optimizing Male Fertility
When in vitro fertilization (IVF) was first established in 1978, the fertilization process was accomplished by placing sperm close to an egg and then waiting for fertilization to spontaneously occur. It was noted in these early days of IVF, though, that eggs often had poor fertilization rates with male factor infertility. Today, an assisted reproductive technology called ICSI, or intracytoplasmic sperm injection, has been developed…Comments Off on Fertilization through ICSI
For most couples struggling with infertility, the cause can be quickly identified: endometriosis, blocked fallopian tubes, defective ovulation, poor sperm quantity or quality, and so forth. However, for many patients, standard diagnostic testing fails to identify a specific cause. This is generally referred to as “unexplained infertility” and accounts for roughly 25% of couples seeking help from a reproductive physician. Infertility testing for unexplained infertility…Comments Off on Explaining “Unexplained Infertility”
What you should know about sperm banking Sperm banking is the process of obtaining a semen sample from a man and then freezing and storing that sample for the purpose of achieving pregnancy down the road. Unlike freezing eggs and embryos, the process required to freeze sperm is relatively simple and straightforward. Who should consider sperm banking? Sperm banking has been around for decades and…Comments Off on What is Sperm Banking?
The ABCs of Semen Analysis A semen analysis is usually one of the first parts of a couple’s infertility work-up, and it’s a fairly simple test. While many men cringe when they imagine a doctor’s office room with nothing but a sample cup, racy magazines, and lots of pressure, a semen analysis is critical in evaluating male fertility. In fact, problems with the sperm, or…Comments Off on The ABCs of Semen Analysis
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