Male Infertility – A less understood but a very important factor for starting a happy family!
Male infertility though being very common is still overlooked as a medical condition and believed more as a social taboo in a country like India. As quoted in Times of India, based on a research, a whopping 46% of Indians, between the ages of 31 and 40, require medical intervention to conceive as one or both partners suffer from fertility problems. This is a startling figure!
Though we generally like to believe that infertility is always a women’s problem, in reality a massive 30% of cases are attribute to male infertility. Taking a global average, one in every twenty men have some form a fertility issue. Hence, it’s high time the same is acknowledged and treated since it is treatable.…show more content… A man’s fertility is referred to as the quality and quantity of sperms produced. If the number of sperm a man ejaculates is lower than required or if the sperms are of poor quality, it is difficult or sometimes impossible for him to cause a pregnancy. This condition is generally referred to as male infertility.
How is it diagnosed?
The simplest and the most common way to ascertain male infertility is the Semen Analysis. The same gives a clear indication about the type and magnitude of problem.
What leads to male infertility?
There is a wide spectrum of causes associated with male infertility. However, some of the most common ones are:
• Hormonal disorders like pituitary tumors, congenital lack of LH/FSH or steroid abuse etc.
• By birth, like in some cases, a male child is born with congenital absence of vas deferens (the tube through which sperm passes from the testis to outside the body).
• Childhood conditions. For example, in some cases childhood mumps leads to testicular failure or damage
• Genetic disorders
• Physical abnormalities
• Some sexually transmitted diseases like Gonorrhoea or Chlamydia. These cause the blockage of tubes carrying