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What a urologist wants you to know about male infertility

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When opposite sex couples struggle to get pregnant, the focus is often on the woman. However, male infertility is a significant issue that needs attention. Around 40% of infertility cases are caused by male infertility. Couples are advised to seek fertility testing after a year of unsuccessful attempts to conceive. Certain health concerns, like genetic conditions, surgeries, cancers, and chronic diseases, may affect fertility in men. It is important to dispel myths about fertility and understand the factors that can impact sperm quality. Various tools are available to assess sperm quality at home, but consulting a specialist for a thorough evaluation is recommended. Treatment options for male infertility can include lifestyle adjustments, medications, and assisted reproductive techniques like intracytoplasmic sperm injection. To address male infertility, it is crucial to create a culture where reproductive health is openly discussed and support and education are provided.