Male infertility treatment helps men become dads
After months or years of trying for a baby, many couples are surprised to learn male factor infertility could be the cause. To get the complete picture, it’s important for both partners get an evaluation with a fertility specialist.
Whether infertility is due to a female or male issue – or a combination of both – our Tennessee fertility center can help. If you are one of roughly half of infertile couples facing male factor, we offer several excellent male infertility treatments to help you conceive a baby with your own genetic material.
Male infertility treatment options
There are many causes of male infertility, and many of them can be overcome with the right treatment plan. Male infertility treatment at our Tennessee fertility center has helped countless men become biological fathers in the face of different fertility challenges.
- Too few sperm
- Sperm that are the wrong shape
- Sperm that can’t move correctly or penetrate an egg
- Anatomical blockages or other problems that prevent sperm from getting where they need to be
Several treatment options can help you and your partner conceive a child, even when there are also female infertility factors. Depending on the specifics of your situation, your male infertility treatment plan may involve one or more of the following treatments.
- Intrauterine insemination (IUI). This process involves washing and preparing sperm. The doctor then places the sperm directly in the uterus to increase the chance of natural fertilization. Fertility medications may increase the number of eggs and stimulate ovulation.
- In vitro fertilization (IVF). During this process, the doctor removes some of a woman’s eggs. Our laboratory team then fertilizes the eggs with sperm to create embryos. The doctor can then transfer a healthy embryo to the woman’s uterus. Fertility medications increase the number of eggs and prepare the woman’s body to receive the embryo.
- IVF with intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI). This extra IVF step involves injecting sperm directly into an egg.
- Microsurgical epididymal sperm aspiration (MESA) or testicular sperm extraction (TESE). This process involves surgical or needle retrieval of sperm for use in IVF with ICSI. We recommend this option for men whose semen analyses find too few or no sperm (oligospermia or azoospermia).
We’re here to help
Your fertility specialist will work closely with you and your partner to evaluate all possible male infertility treatment options and choose the best approach to achieving your family-building goals.
To learn more about male infertility treatment, contact our Tennessee fertility center.
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