Perhaps couples have tried timed intercourse or intrauterine insemination, IUI, to overcome their struggles with infertility. While these techniques work for many people, others may have to turn to assisted reproductive technologies, such as IVF. IVF allows couples to overcome a wide range of female and male infertility issues. During the IVF process, eggs are retrieved usually on the same day that the sperm is prepared.
Does Age Affect Male Fertility?
Sperm motility and infertility - Motherhood
Posted by Dr. Vishvanath Karande on March 13, I often get questions from patients with low sperm morphology shape during semen analysis. But, is that really true? What, if any, is the relationship between low sperm morphology and IUI pregnancy rates? Before we answer that question, let's look at how sperm morphology is measured.
Male Fertility: Normal Sperm Motility
Up to 15 percent of couples are infertile. This means they aren't able to conceive a child, even though they've had frequent, unprotected sexual intercourse for a year or longer. In over a third of these couples, male infertility plays a role. Male infertility is due to low sperm production, abnormal sperm function or blockages that prevent the delivery of sperm. Illnesses, injuries, chronic health problems, lifestyle choices and other factors can play a role in causing male infertility.
Did you know that it can be just as important for a man to prepare for IVF as it is for a woman? When a couple begins the journey to considering IVF, they must have a good reason why this is their best option. It may be fertility struggles with the woman, but this may also be an issue with both partners.