Up to 15 percent of couples are infertile. This means they aren't able to conceive a child, even though they've had frequent, unprotected sexual intercourse for a year or longer. In over a third of these couples, male infertility plays a role.
Male infertility is due to low sperm production, abnormal sperm function or blockages that prevent the delivery of sperm. Illnesses, injuries, chronic health problems, lifestyle choices and other factors can play a role in causing male infertility.
Not being able to conceive a child can be stressful and frustrating, but a number of male infertility treatments are available.
To learn more about male infertility and how Mayo Clinic can help, we recommend taking our Male Infertility Questionnaire. Based on your responses, you may be a candidate for one of the following types of visits:
We ask that you have had at least one semen analysis performed that demonstrates an abnormality in sperm concentration or sperm motility prior to scheduling. The semen analysis should be performed in a lab facility that reviews the samples within an hour of giving the sample. Samples collected at home, or transported from a small lab to a larger facility to be interpreted will not be accurate. If you have not had a semen analysis, you will be offered an order for a semen analysis upon completion of the Male Infertility Questionnaire.
Click here to begin scheduling an appointment: You will need to create a Mayo account and take this Infertility questionnaire to see if an appointment is right for you
For more information on Male Infertility, please watch the following videos on:
Optimizing Male Fertility
Interpreting a Semen Analysis