Did you know that 30% of infertility diagnoses are male factor infertility?
Male factor infertility is an all-encompassing term, and there are several reasons why infertility is on the man’s side of things.
These can include, but are not limited to:
- Abnormal sperm morphology
- Abnormal sperm mobility
- Cancer or other disease-treatment related infertility
- Chromosomal translocations
- Congenital defects
- Failed vasectomy reversal
Causes for these diagnoses may be as a result of a genetic disease (like Hemochromatosis or Cystic Fibrosis), former choices in life, that exposed you to alcohol, drugs, tobacco, or even steroid use.
Sometimes it is due to hormonal problems, autoimmune diseases, or inflammatory conditions.
Treatment for seizures, cancer, kidney, or liver disease can also be problematic.
Sometimes, the infertility can even stem from an STI or a prior accident.
If you suspect you may have male factor infertility, make an appointment with your physician or fertility specialist. If nothing else, you will know what the truth is regarding your situation and it could even save your life.
If you are told that you will never be able to father a child, don’t give up. You can still fulfill your desire of becoming a parent. One way is to adopt embryos, if your wife has a clean bill of health, and can carry a child. You can both experience the anticipation of a baby on the way and the joy of parenthood. Life is not over—in fact, it may just be the beginning.
To learn more about embryo adoption and donation, visit EmbryoAdoption.org.