male infertility

In the past, not many years ago when a couple could not have children it was always believed that because of the woman, at least in our Hispanic culture. Thanks to advances in research in this field, we know that only 15 percent of couples have infertility problems, according to the Mayo Clinic and the American Pregnancy Association. That 15 percent of the causes of infertility are divided about 50 percent female and 50 percent factor conditions presented by the male partner.

As a partner should go to a specialist in assisted fertility if the woman is over 35, and she and her partner have tried to procreate (sex when the woman ovulates unprotected) and has not been pregnant. Or when the woman is under 35 years old and be one year trying without success, as established by Dr. Rathus.

To be able to impregnate a woman need you to produce healthy sperm, they are transported by the seminal fluid, semen must have a good count, in other words, enough sperm and should have the right shape and the ability to move efficiently.

Symptoms of male infertility; The first and most obvious sign of infertility is the inability to conceive. However, in some cases the underlying condition that causes infertility hormonal -desbalance, lock prevents eyaculaciĆ³n- may be in the form of the following symptoms

How infertility is diagnosed in men

When a couple confronts the diagnosis of infertility, both are subjected to a battery of tests first.

Some tests are designed to detect male infertility. The specialist may ask the following studies

When a couple to the challenge facing infertility is very important to keep a positive attitude. According to Dr. Rathus, cases identified with this problem almost half of couples can conceive of giving treatment to existing conditions and with the help of assisted reproductive techniques.

Sources; American Pregnancy Association: Male infertility. Retrieved on September 9, 2012; Mayo Clinic: Male infertility. Retrieved on September 9, 2012; Rathus, S. A. (2010). Human Sexuality in a World of Diversity (Vol. 8th edition). New York: Prentice Hall.