Infertility affects about 15% of couples who decide to have children. In about half of all couples who have difficulty conceiving, infertility is related to male reproductive issues.
Causes of male infertility include:
Medications for hypertension, arthritis, depression and digestive disorders may also cause infertility in men.
To diagnose infertility, your physician will review the combined results of a complete medical history and physical exam, laboratory blood work, semen analysis, sperm-penetration assay (SPA) and in some cases, testicular biopsy.
If male infertility is diagnosed, Memorial Hermann offers a range of treatment to treat the cause, including: