Treatment Options for Male Infertility

One in eight infertile men has a treatable condition, and after treatment, couples can become pregnant naturally.

In some cases, the doctor will recommend that the couple seek assisted reproductive technologies (ART), such as IVF (in vitro fertilisation). ‘ART’ do not cure, or treat the cause of infertility but they can help couples achieve a pregnancy, even if the man’s sperm count is very low.

Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) is a form of IVF where a single sperm is placed directly into each egg by piercing the outer covering of the egg. ICSI is particularly helpful for men with poor sperm production. Sperm are collected from the semen or removed carefully from the testis or epididymis.

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Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI)

ICSI can achieve pregnancies even when only a few sperm are produced. As for IVF, after fertilisation the resulting embryos are then placed into the woman’s uterus.

Adapted from https://andrologyaustralia.org/your-health/male-infertility/

 

Doctors and Sppecialists are the primary care givers for infertility.  A sexologist is often sought as a secondary caregiver to support a person experiencing psychological barriers that effect their sexual being, relationships, and self-perception.