Frequently Asked Questions
What causes infertility in men?
A wide number of factors could be involved in male infertility such as hormone disorders, injury to the reproductive anatomy, obstruction, illness or male sexual dysfunction. Depending on the factors involved, sperm can be permanently or temporarily impacted and prevent conception.
What is erectile dysfunction / impotence?
Erectile dysfunction, also known as impotence, is an inability to achieve intercourse resulting from erection issues. Erectile dysfunction has different levels of severity that can vary from complete lack of erection, to a partial erection that is not enough to penetrate your partner or is lost soon after you penetrate. Erectile dysfunction is typically more common among older men, but it can occur at any age.
What is premature ejaculation?
Premature ejaculation occurs when a man has an orgasm too soon during intercourse to satisfy his partner. Premature ejaculation is more common during the beginning of a relationship but can be caused by anxiety or overstimulation.
Is erectile dysfunction / impotence a cause or symptom of male infertility?
Erectile dysfunction can cause male infertility because it interrupts or prevents intercourse. Sperm must be delivered to your partner’s egg during intercourse in order for a child to be conceived. However, erectile dysfunction does not mean you are infertile.
Can I experience male factor infertility even if my sperm count is healthy?
Yes, even if you have a normal sperm count, you can experience infertility. Infertility factors in Males can be caused by low sperm mobility, malformed sperm, as well as blockages in the sperm ducts that prevent the sperm from entering the semen. All of these other factors can cause infertility, even if your sperm count is healthy.