Are you and your partner dealing with male infertility? Roughly 30% of all infertility cases affect men, and nearly 1 in 6 couples deal with infertility, according to the American Pregnancy Association. In short, this is a more common problem than most people think. Luckily, if you are dealing with male infertility, there are treatments and alternative options available.
Treatments for male infertility vary greatly, depending on the cause, severity, and the wishes of the couple who hope to add to their family. If you are interested in having a child but are dealing with male infertility, learn more about your condition and discover the treatments offered at Palm Beach Fertility Center.
About Male Infertility
Male infertility is often caused by either a hypothalamic or pituitary disorder, a gonad disorder, a sperm transport disorder, or some other type of unknown cause. In fact, up to 50% of all cases of male infertility are caused by some unknown factor. Some cases of infertility may be total, while others may simply make it difficult to aid in conception, rather than impossible. In order to treat male infertility, a trained, experienced fertility doctor can try to implement any number of treatments to find a possible solution.
A few of the most common male infertility treatments include:
The Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection is a crucial aspect of the in-vitro fertilization process that helps improve the chances of egg fertilization. During this process, the doctor will harvest the eggs and insert one sperm cell directly into each egg. With this process, the fertility specialist is able to control fertilization process, increasing the chance of conception.
This treatment option is ideal for couples who have trouble with sperm fertilizing or penetrating the egg, especially with issues of low sperm count or poor sperm morphology.
For men or couples with repeated implantation failure, a history of poor embryo development, high sperm DNA fragmentation, or reoccurring pregnancy loss, PICSI could be a potential solution. This treatment option allows the fertility doctor to help along the natural fertilization process by mimicking the sperm selection process in a medical setting. In short, the doctor will select the best sperm by testing the sperm for function and motility. This ensures the best possible sperm are selected and used for the fertilization process.
3. Donor Sperm Insemination
If other treatments have failed and the infertility is total, on the man’s side, couples may choose to pursue artificial insemination options with the help of donor sperm. At Palm Beach Fertility Center, our team recommends our patients only to safe, FDA-certified sperm banks, all of which follow the American Association of Tissue Banks guidelines. Couples may choose which donor is right for you, knowing that all donors have been screened for health and safety purposes.
Whether you are dealing with total or partial male infertility issues, or your fertility problems remain undiagnosed, our staff at Palm Beach Fertility Center can work with you to find a viable solution.
Contact Palm Beach Fertility Center to discuss your fertility options with our team.