How do i know if my husband is infertile?
How do i know if my husband is infertile?. That is a very common question i keep getting from my patients.
Male infertility is drastically on the rise!. Data from across studies clearly reveals that male infertility and male sexual health problems affect from anywhere between 60 to 70% of men who are actively trying for a child.
Most of the time infertility is a blame game and women keep getting blamed for their inability to bear a child within a year of their marriage, at least in some cultures. This is actually very sad, since their is strong data to suggest that of 1000 couples who would present to fertility clinic, we would frequently see male infertility as a SOLE CAUSE in at least 65% of the couples!
So here are 10 quick actionable tips for you to find out if you husband is facing fertility or sexual health problems!
TIP 1: MALE INFERTILITY AND SURGERY
Did your husband have any recent surgeries in his abdomen shortly post marriage?. You need to know this for certain
TIP 2: SEXUAL INTERCOURSE AND MALE INFERTILITY
Does your husband regularly engage with you in sexual intercourse? At least 2 to 3 times a week? Has this frequency actually decreased?
TIP 3: MEDICATIONS TO GET PREGNANT?
Does your husband take any chronic long term medication?. Does he take alternative medications?
TIP 4: SEMEN ANALYSIS AND MALE INFERTILITY TESTING
Has your husband done a semen analysis ever in the past? If yes, does the report read Normozoospermia?
TIP 5: AVOIDING A MALE INFERTILITY TESTING
Is your husband reluctant for infertility testing?. Reluctance sometimes points out a previous problem that he does not want to disclose with you
TIP 6: ENVIRONMENTAL RISK AND MALE FERTILITY?
Does your husband work in an environment that is radiation rich?. Involves toxic chemical use?.
TIP 7: PERSONAL HABITS LEADING TO MALE INFERTILITY?
Does your husband have bad personal habits like smoking and alcohol intake? What would have been the duration?. You should know this
TIP 8: PAST RELATIONSHIP?
Is this his first marriage to you?. Was he involved in a past relationship?. You definitely need to know. Of course, remember to be polite and inoffensive
TIP 9: SEXUAL INTERCOURSE AGAIN?
Do you feel his erection is adequate?. Do you feel a change in his erection or his general sexual interest? Make a note of the findings
TIP 10: DID HE OR HIS FAMILY BLAME YOU INFERTILITY?
Then ask him to get checked first, tell his whole family that you are not to be blamed. In fact, no one should be blamed for the inability to conceive.
So, to conclude…
How do I know if my husband is infertile?
Follow the 10 tips above, question your partner and get back to us if you have further questions….
Meet Dr. Shah at the Male Infertility & Sexual health Clinic
Dr. Shah is Consultant Andrologist and Sexologist in Chennai. His passion for helping men facing infertility issues stems from the fact that “Men never ever get the care they deserve as far as fertility treatments is concerned”