What is Infertility?
Infertility is a disease of the reproductive system that impairs the body’s ability to perform the function of reproduction.
Although conceiving a child may seem to be simple and natural, the physiological process is quite complicated and depends on the proper function of many factors such as:
· Production of healthy eggs by the woman
· Unblocked Fallopian tubes that allow the sperm to reach the egg
· The sperm’s ability to fertilize the egg
· The ability of the fertilized egg to become implanted in the uterus
· Adequate embryo quality
Who is affected by infertility?
Infertility affects approximately 15 per cent of couples trying to initiate a pregnancy. In the past, evaluation and treatment focused primarily on the female partner. However, a malefactor causes 30 per cent of infertility in couples, and a combination of male and female factors causes another 20 per cent. In other words, 50 per cent of all infertility involves a malefactor; however, only 20 per cent of men in such couples undergo a medical evaluation.
Urologists at Belief Hospitals offer full medical evaluations and treatment options for male infertility, including conditions such as:
· Low testosterone (androgen deficiency)
· Erectile dysfunction
· Sexual dysfunction