Infertility

Premier Health providers answer frequently asked questions about infertility.

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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Source: Steven Lindheim, MD, Wright State Physicians