IVF for Male Infertility
What is Male Infertility?
Male infertility can happen as a result of below average sperm production, low or no sperm movement, abnormal sperm size. All of these can make it harder for sperm to fertilize the egg. Illness, injury, chronic health problems can also factor into infertility. If any of these sperm abnormalities is found, see a fertility specialist to evaluate whether the problem is correctable.
How is Male Infertility Treated?
Male infertility can be treated by:
- Surgical repair of a varicocele or obstructed vas deferens
- Antibiotic treatment of infections of the reproductive tract
- Medications to help with such conditions as erectile dysfunction or premature ejaculation
- Hormone replacement or medications that can help if certain male hormones are too high or too low, or if the body has trouble processing the hormones.
- Assisted reproductive technology (ART) is a treatment that helps to obtain sperm through normal ejaculation, through surgical intervention or from a sperm donor. The sperm is then used for in vitro fertilization (IVF) or intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI)
How Effective is In Vitro Fertilization?
In vitro fertilization is the best form of assisted reproduction whether it is done using your own sperm or donor sperm. Talk with your fertility specialist to understand exactly how in vitro fertilization (IVF) works, its risks and if it is the best way to conceive with male infertility.
The fertility specialist at Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates care for couple experiencing male infertility. Our physicians care for patients in Southlake, Keller, Grapevine, Colleyville, Denton and their surrounding areas.