Male infertility causes, What is the fuss all about?

 

Today infertility affects  about 15% of all couples who are actively trying for a child.

Infertility is frequently defined as the inability to conceive after 1 or 2 years of unprotected sexual intercourse.

 

Infertility has now been declared as a public health problem and in India it affects anywhere between 10 to 20 million couples at any point in time. Interesting, the cause of infertility is usually either in the male or female or a combination of the two.

 

What is even more important is that……….

 

male infertility is rampant in our country contributing to at least 60% of infertility itself!.

 

Even more alarming, is the fact that today male infertility and problems with sexual health affects over 7% of all men in the world. This global incidence is even greater than Diabetes mellitus!!!!, thus high lighting the urgent need for these specialists.

What are the causes of male infertility?

 

The causes are numerous!.

 

It is important to understand here, that some conditions are frequently associated with male infertility but may not be a direct proximate cause.

 

Varicocele


Varicocele | male infertility
Varicocele is a dilatation of the testicular venous blood supply and is strongly associated with male infertility

Idiopathic male infertility


idiopathic male infertility
It simply means we do not know why these men could not father children

Undescended testes


Undescended testis | male infertility
Testis descent if incomplete can severely compromise a mans fertility.

Testis Trauma


Testis trauma can lead to male infertility
Testis trauma can result from a wide variety of accidents, including direct kicks from a jealous boyfriend. Please exercise caution always!

Problems with semen and the sperm in it


Semen analysis explained
Semen analysis and its associated medical terminologies. The various terms mentioned in the image represent a variety of conditions that can result in male infertility

Sperm DNA Fragmentation


Sperm DNA fragmentation | male infertility
Sperm DNA fragmentation is now a well established cause of male infertility

Genetics and other causes of male infertility


Part A: Diseases or conditions that lead to infertility by specifically affecting key Brain structures namely the Hypothalamus and/or the Pituitary


 

I could keep listing, but I think I should stop for now!.

 

For more information you should read this awesome article that covers  everything about male infertility.

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