Do only women suffer from infertility?

Infertility is not just an issue for woman. Problems with the male account for one-third of infertility cases, according to the National Institutes of HealthOff Site Icon. Male infertility is defined as a man’s inability to get a woman pregnant after one year of trying without using birth control, according to NIH.

According to NIH, some types and/or possible causes of male infertility are:

  • Physical problems with the testicles
  • Blockages in the ducts that carry sperm
  • Hormone problems
  • A history of high fevers or mumps
  • Genetic disorders
  • Lifestyle or environmental factors

Talk to your doctor if you think male infertility is affecting you.

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