Male Infertility Treatment Helps Men Become Dads
After months or years of trying for a baby, many couples are surprised to learn that male factor infertility could be one reason they’ve been unable to get pregnant. To get the complete picture of the causes behind infertility, it’s important for both partners to be evaluated by 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 diagnosed with male factor, we offer several excellent male infertility treatments that 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 spite of having:
- 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 are available to help you and your partner conceive a child, even when female infertility factors are also involved. Depending on the specifics of your situation, your male infertility treatment plan may involve:
- Intrauterine insemination (IUI): A process in which sperm are washed and then placed directly into the uterus to increase the chances of natural fertilization. Fertility medications may be used to increase the number of eggs and stimulate ovulation.
- In vitro fertilization (IVF): A process in which the woman’s eggs are removed and fertilized with sperm in a laboratory, creating embryos that can be transferred to the woman’s uterus. Fertility medications are used to increase the number of eggs and to prepare the woman’s body to receive the embryo(s).
- IVF with intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI): An extra IVF step in which sperm are injected directly into the eggs.
- Microsurgical epididymal sperm aspiration (MESA) or testicular sperm extraction (TESE): Surgical or needle retrieval of sperm for use in IVF with ICSI is often used in men whose semen analyses find that few or no sperm are present, a condition called 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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