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Male infertility



Key points about male factor infertility

  • Male infertility means a man is not able to start a pregnancy with his female partner.

  • Male infertility can have many causes. You may not make enough sperm or healthy sperm. You may have a genetic problem like cystic fibrosis. You may have a blockage in your genital tract.

  • You may be more likely to have male infertility if you have had genital infections, injury to your testicles, or early or late puberty.

  • Treatment depends on what is causing your infertility. Treatments include artificial insemination, medicines, and surgery.


Next steps

Tips to help you get the most from a visit to your healthcare provider:


  • Know the reason for your visit and what you want to happen.

  • Before your visit, write down questions you want answered.

  • Bring someone with you to help you ask questions and remember what your provider tells you.

  • At the visit, write down the name of a new diagnosis, and any new medicines, treatments, or tests. Also write down any new instructions your provider gives you.

  • Know why a new medicine or treatment is prescribed, and how it will help you. Also know what the side effects are.

  • Ask if your condition can be treated in other ways.

  • Know why a test or procedure is recommended and what the results could mean.

  • Know what to expect if you do not take the medicine or have the test or procedure.

  • If you have a follow-up appointment, write down the date, time, and purpose for that visit.

  • Know how you can contact your provider if you have questions.



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