Infertility is the inability to conceive children after at least 1 year of unprotected sexual intercourse. Among the potential causes, it is possible that the male partner is the one who cannot conceive. If several complex investigations lead to the conclusion that the problem originates with the male partner, he will undertake a semen analysis test which pinpoints the cause of his infertility (for example, the absence of spermatozoa in the semen). The investigations into male infertility are simpler than those which women undergo, and they typically lead to a diagnosis more quickly.
In case a man cannot provide a semen sample, the urologist will conduct a testicular puncture in order to extract spermatozoa. In the eventuality that no viable spermatozoa will be found, it is recommended to first obtain semen samples from a donor and then proceed with the testicular puncture.
In Romania, no study has been conducted recently that can accurately indicate if most infertility problems are female or male related. Internationally, research has shown that men are the ones who suffer from most infertility problems due to a range of causes: varicocele, ejaculatory duct obstruction, urogenital infections, genetic and endocrine diseases which may permanently affect the quality of the semen and result in infertility.
At Origyn, you will find the best consultations and treatments for male-related infertility problems.