We’re debunking male infertility myths in honor of Father’s Day
The team at Nashville Fertility Center (NFC) understands that Father’s Day can be a challenge when you’re struggling to conceive. However, there is always hope for men at our Tennessee fertility center. To prove that, we’re debunking some of the most common male infertility myths.
Debunking male infertility myths
While there is ample information about the causes and treatments of female infertility, there’s less information for men. This can lead to confusion and frustration. To set the record straight, we’re debunking the most common male infertility myths.
- Myth: Heat and pressure don’t affect sperm quality. Conditions that frequently expose the testes to high temperatures and pressure, like hot tubs, laptops and bike rides, can reduce sperm quality and damage the testes. However, these activities are fine in moderation.
- Myth: Smoking cessation doesn’t matter. Cigarettes can damage male infertility, even if the man only smokes a few a day. The American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) reports that smoking can reduce sperm density, motility and possibly morphology, and that smokers have an average of a 22% reduction in sperm count.
- Myth: Men are fertile at every age. While we commonly hear about a woman’s biological clock, few realize that a man’s fertility also diminishes as he ages. For example, a study published in Reviews of Urology found that conception was 30% less likely in men over the age of 40 than those under the age of 30. Wondering about your own sperm health? A semen analysis is the best way to learn more.
We encourage you to reach out to our Tennessee fertility center. Our team can provide more information on male infertility myths and help you on the path to fatherhood.
Taking steps now to celebrate Father’s Day later
If you and your partner have been struggling to conceive, we recommend visiting a fertility doctor. This high-quality assistance can help you discover what’s standing in the way of conception and offer treatments to help overcome any barriers. Taking this next step can help soothe some of the emotional strain Father’s Day can stir up. Contact our Tennessee fertility center for more information about male infertility.Tweet