Infertile Factors
Male Factors
Scientists are warning that the level of male infertility is rising ever so rapidly due to environmental factors such as pollution, environmental hormones, and stress. In the past, No solution was present for azoospermia patients who were not correctable by operation and male infertility patients who had lower sperm count and motility with unknown origin to explain.
The rise of assisted reproductive technologies such as ICSI (Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection) has brought the solution on the table. Thus, in most male infertility cases, pregnancy now may be established with only a single sperm. What really matters in infertility treatment for a couple is to take a team approach, which means that obstetricians/gynecologists and urologists would team up to treat each and all cases. This would expedite the treatment process.

These days, 1 out of 10 couples suffers from infertility. A male factor is solely responsible in about 33% of infertility and both male and female factors take up to 20% of infertility issues. In other words, male factors account for more than 50% of all infertility, which represents 5~10% of all married men.
What causes increasing male infertility
Age, obesity, environment, diet, lifestyle, medical factors and others play a big role in infertility issue. Some are simply unexplained. Following lists are common infertility causes to look out for.

Causes of male infertility
  • Abnormal sperm production or function such as azoospermia, oligoasthenospermia, and sperm DNA fragmentation
  • Problems with the delivery of sperm such as premature ejaculation, retrograde ejaculation, and testicular blockage
  • Damage related to cancer and its treatment such as radiation or chemotherapy