Navigating male infertility on Father’s Day
Facing male infertility on Father’s Day can be a difficult experience for many men. While this holiday can bring up grief and frustration around a man’s fertility challenges, it can also serve as motivation for the man to seek support from our Tennessee fertility clinic. This support often leads to the right diagnosis and male fertility treatment that helps the man become a father.
Why a man might need fertility care
Often, male fertility issues relate to sperm. There are a variety of reasons why a man’s sperm could have trouble fertilizing an egg.
- Abnormally shaped sperm with poor mobility
- Poor sperm quality
- Sperm that cannot attach to the egg
- Sperm that cannot penetrate the egg
- Low sperm count
- Azoospermia, a condition where a male’s semen does not contain sperm.
The specialists at our Tennessee fertility clinic can use a range of tests to help discover why a man is having trouble conceiving a baby with their partner.
Male fertility evaluations our clinic provides
Our doctors use tests to determine the health of a man’s sperm and his hormone levels. They can also determine whether he has genetic issues or other factors that could be affecting his fertility.
Semen analysis. This test allows doctors to assess sperm count, motility and morphology.
Hormone evaluation. Men receive a blood test so that the doctor can evaluate the levels of their follicle stimulating hormone (FSH), testosterone and luteinizing hormone (LH). These hormones affect a man’s sperm production and sexual function.
Genetic testing. If a man has a low sperm count or no sperm in his semen, there may be abnormalities in his chromosomes. Genetic testing helps the doctor explore this possibility and make the necessary recommendations if they discover a genetic issue.
Specialized exams. In some cases, the doctor recommends specialized exams like the hypo-osmotic swelling test, sperm penetration assay and computer-assisted semen analysis.
Scheduling a consultation at our Tennessee fertility clinic can help lessen the stress of male infertility on Father’s Day.
Treatments we offer for men struggling with male infertility on Father’s Day
After reviewing the results of the fertility evaluations, a doctor at our Tennessee fertility clinic supports the man in creating an effective treatment plan. Here are some examples of treatment options that our team may recommend.
- Intrauterine insemination (IUI), or artificial insemination
- In vitro fertilization (IVF) with intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI)
- IVF with microsurgical epididymal sperm aspiration (MESA)
- IVF with donor sperm
Our doctors will review a man’s background and test results before working with him to decide which of these treatment options is best for him.
The caring team at our clinic provides high-quality male fertility treatment as men navigate the journey to fatherhood. Contact us to learn more about male infertility on Father’s Day.Tweet