15% of Men experience infertility

Male Infertility

At IHR, we are committed to helping our patients realize their dream of starting a family.

Our team of specialists is here to provide you with expert guidance and personalized care every step of the way.

Integrated Male Fertility Care

Our integrated male fertility services and treatments offer a seamless care experience for men. Through our partnership with local expert male reproductive urologists, we provide access to a wide range of male fertility services and treatments.

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Male Fertility Assessment (Sperm)

Semen Analysis & Baseline Testing

Our Male Fertility Assessment (Sperm) offers:

  • An in-clinic semen analysis and baseline assessment
  • Lifestyle and behavioral recommendations to improve sperm quality
  • Access to digital male fertility education materials
  • Referrals for telehealth and/or in-person appointments with male fertility urology specialists, if necessary.

Male Fertility Workup

Semen Analysis & Baseline Testing

For those that receive abnormal semen analysis results, we offer a Male Fertility Workup. This comprehensive evaluation helps identify any contributing factors to abnormal semen analysis, including lifestyle and behavioral habits, hormonal imbalances, medication side effects, genetic conditions, medical conditions, or previous surgeries.

The Male Fertility Workup includes:

  • An initial evaluation
  • Physical examination or ultrasound
  • Bloodwork, and a tailored treatment plan

Your male fertility specialist will determine if additional diagnostic testing is necessary, helping us create your personalized Male Fertility Treatment Plan.

A Range of Male Fertility Services

  • Recurrent Pregnancy Loss (Sperm)
  • Second Opinions
  • Fertility Preservation for individuals with sperm (Sperm Freezing)
  • Gender Affirmation Care
  • Percutaneous surgical sperm retrieval for IVF (PESA or TESE)
  • Testicular microdissection
  • Vasectomy reversal
  • Varicocele and bilateral varicocele repairs

Explore IHR’s fertility treatment offerings to better understand what your options are

male Infertility FAQ

Yes, stress can have a negative impact on male fertility. High levels of stress hormones can affect sperm production and sperm quality, and can also cause erectile dysfunction. To improve male fertility, reducing stress levels through relaxation techniques including yoga or meditation may be beneficial

The most common causes of male infertility include low sperm count, poor sperm motility, and abnormal sperm morphology. Other factors that can contribute to male infertility include hormonal imbalances, genetic disorders, and certain lifestyle choices such as smoking and excessive alcohol consumption.

Yes, male infertility can be treated depending on the cause. Treatments may include lifestyle changes such as diet and exercise, medications to increase sperm production or improve erectile dysfunction, and assisted reproductive techniques such as intrauterine insemination (IUI) or in vitro fertilization (IVF).

There are several ways a man can improve his fertility. These include maintaining a healthy weight, reducing alcohol consumption and quitting smoking, avoiding exposure to environmental toxins, and taking supplements such as zinc, vitamin C, and folic acid. It is also important to maintain good overall health by eating a balanced diet and exercising regularly.

A fertility specialist is a medical professional who specializes in diagnosing and treating infertility. In the case of male infertility, a fertility specialist may conduct a semen analysis to assess sperm count, motility, and morphology, and may recommend treatments such as medication or assisted reproductive techniques.

Yes, male infertility can be caused by genetic factors such as chromosomal abnormalities or mutations in genes that affect sperm production or function. In some cases, genetic testing may be recommended to identify potential causes of male infertility

Yes, a vasectomy can be reversed through a surgical procedure called a vasovasostomy. However, the success of the procedure depends on several factors, including the length of time since the vasectomy was performed and the man's age and overall health.

Varicocele is a condition in which the veins in the scrotum become enlarged and twisted. It is a common cause of male infertility, as it can disrupt blood flow to the testicles and affect sperm production. Treatment for varicocele may include surgery to repair the veins or assisted reproductive techniques.

While some causes of male infertility may not be preventable, there are steps men can take to reduce their risk. These include maintaining a healthy lifestyle, avoiding exposure to toxins and chemicals, wearing protective clothing and equipment when working with hazardous materials, and practicing safe sex to reduce the risk of sexually transmitted infections.

Age can have a negative impact on male fertility, as sperm production and quality may decline as a man gets older. Additionally, age-related conditions such as diabetes and high blood pressure may also contribute to infertility. However, there are steps men can take to maintain good overall health and fertility as they age, such as maintaining a healthy weight, staying physically active, and avoiding tobacco and excessive alcohol consumption.