Around one-third of all infertility cases are caused by male infertility problem. Most cases of male infertility are related to the quality or quantity of sperm in the ejaculated semen. According to the most recent references from the World Health Organization, 15 million sperm per milliliter, or less than 39 million sperm total per ejaculate, is considered below the normal range.
Poor sperm quality might also hinder fertilization, such that sperm cells might be insufficiently motile to swim along the reproductive tract to meet an egg released at ovulation. Some men might produce no sperm cells in the ejaculate, a condition known as azoospermia.
Causes of male infertility
There may be other specific medical causes for male infertility including:
- testicular damage
- ejaculation disorders
- chromosomal or genetic causes
- undescended testes
- hormonal problems
- sperm antibodies
Lifestyle factors such as alcohol consumption, stress, and environmental factors can also play a part.
Treatment for male infertility
The technique of ICSI which was introduced in the early 1990s has revolutionized the treatment of men with poor sperm quality or low sperm counts. ICSI requires only one sperm cell which is injected directly into the egg therefore even in cases when only a few sperm cells can be found fertilization with the egg is possible.
Fertilization is generally around 90%, 9months fertility center uses ICSI to guarantee fertilization.
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