Male infertility

  • Nearly one in six couple unable to conceive after one year of marriage.
  • Male infertility contributes nearly 40% part in the couple’s infertility.
  • Initial evaluation consists of detailed history, physical examination for testes, vas deferens, varicocele.
  • A simple semen analysis gives information for future direction of investigation and management.
  • Management of infertility may include simple smoking cessation, healthy lifestyle, hormone therapy, varicocele surgery, need for IUI, IVF or ICSI.
  • Many couples with male infertility as a cause, can still have their own child with one of other method of assisted reproductive techniques such as IVF and TESA/TESE with ICSI.

Published by Dr Varinder Attri

MS MCh (PGI Chandigarh), Urologist and Andrologist

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