Male Infertility Directory
Up to half of all cases of infertility involve the male partner. Tests to determine causes of male infertility include semen analysis that evaluates sperm count, the quality of sperm, and sperm movement. Other reasons for male infertility range from physical problems that prevent sperm being ejaculated normally in semen, sexually transmitted diseases or other infections, autoimmune problems, and the use of alcohol and drugs. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about male infertility, its causes, diagnosis, treatment, and much more.
A semen analysis measures the amount of semen a man produces and determines the number and quality of sperm in the semen sample. A semen analysis is usually one of the first tests done to help determine whether a man has a problem fathering a child
Varicocele Repair for Infertility
Varicoceles are enlarged varicose veins that occur in the scrotum. They are fairly common, affecting 15% of men overall, and 40% of men with known infertility. Varicoceles occur most often in the left testicle.
Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection for Infertility
Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) is an assisted reproductive technology (ART) used to treat sperm - related infertility problems. ICSI is used to enhance the fertilization phase of in vitro fertilization (IVF) by injecting a single sperm into a mature egg. The fertilized egg is then placed in a woman's uterus or fallopian tube.Sperm collection. If sperm cannot be collected by means of ...
Sperm Penetration Tests
Sperm penetration tests check to see whether a man's sperm can move through cervical mucus and the fallopian tubes to join with (fertilize) an egg. This test is usually done when a couple is having trouble becoming pregnant (infertility).
X Marks the Spot for Male Fertility
Strange as it seems, fellows, when it comes to the quality of your sperm, it may be the 'female' chromosome that calls the shots.
Will Zap Replace Snip?
For guys who shudder at the thought of a sharp scalpel getting anywhere near their groin, new advances are making the decision to get a vasectomy a little less agonizing.
The ingredients have been used for decades in Europe, but not in well-controlled tests. Researchers are beginning the first U.S. study.
Boxers vs. Briefs: Increasing Sperm Count
For about one-half of couples with fertility problems, experts say low sperm count is the cause. But maybe something as simple as changing the kind of underwear a man wears can make a difference.