Infertility is defined as the incapacity of a person to achieve pregnancy after 1 year of having frequent intercourse without using birth control. Unfortunately, in the current society, infertility is a common condition. In fact, the statistics show that at least 15% of couples are unable to achieve a natural pregnancy (please follow the link to read on Fertility Assessment).
There are many causes of infertility, including medical conditions, congenital malformations, psychological problems, among others. In many cases, the man is completely studied, but there is no identifiable cause of infertility.
How Is Male Infertility Studied?
When a man is having problems to have a baby, he must be studied thoroughly. The doctor will examine his/her body to determine if he suffers any disease or has any malformation/signs of hormone deficiency (such as increased body fat, decreased muscle mass, and decreased facial and body hair), that might be the cause of infertility. Likewise, the doctor can ask for some blood tests to determine the level of hormones.
It is also important for the doctor to know the man's health history, especially if he has suffered injuries in the organs of the reproductive system, high fever in the last days, childhood diseases that can affect the testicular tissue (such as mumps), among others.
The doctor can also ask for a sperm sample to study the number, shape and function of the sperm and to determine if they are able to fertilize an egg naturally.
What Is a Male Infertility Treatment?
The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute defines the infertility treatments as all the procedures that have the main objective of helping the man to create a pregnancy. In many cases, the infertility cause is reversible and the treatment can help the man to restore a proper function of his reproductive system and then conception can result from natural sex.
Proper reproductive system function can be restored by taking certain medication or undergoing surgery. However, if the cause can't be treated, the man may need to resort to assisted reproduction techniques with his partner to achieve pregnancy.
It is very important to know that a male fertility treatment must always be performed with his partner to determine the best option for them and to achieve pregnancy as soon as possible.
How Much Does a Male Fertility Treatment Cost?
The cost of a male fertility treatment is widely variable because it depends on the cause of infertility, the type of treatment that must be performed, the number of consultations that the patient needs to undergo to achieve a proper diagnosis, the patient’s general health condition, among others.
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