Raising awareness and sharing male fertility facts
Every March, Texas Fertility Center raises awareness and shares male fertility facts with its March Dadness campaign. You might see our ad in this month’s Austin Man magazine, or find fresh male infertility content on our TFC website. We tie the message to March Madness basketball because we know Austin men and women have a long tradition of following the tournament, whether or not University of Texas makes an appearance!
Learn male infertility facts
Not that we’re keeping score. However, half of all cases of infertility involve male factors, such as a low sperm count, varicoceles, an underlying medical condition or hormonal imbalance. Here are some other male fertility facts.
- Approximately 7.3 million Americans, or 1 in 8 couples, suffer from infertility.
- One-third of infertility can be traced to the female partner, and one-third to the male partner. A combination of factors, or an unexplained diagnosis, rounds out the remaining cases.
- Environmental factors, lifestyle, health habits and even a man’s profession can contribute to male infertility.
It’s important to understand that we can’t treat infertility without finding the underlying cause. A male infertility workup involves semen analysis and a review of health history to identify any potential red flags. For example, genetic conditions such as cystic fibrosis, previous infections, exposure to radiation, workplace exposure to pesticides or even long-distance cycling can put you at risk for male infertility.
In Female versus Male Infertility, It’s a Tie Game
Now that you know the warning signs for male infertility, share the statistics. Encourage couples to partner with a fertility specialist if they suspect they will have trouble getting pregnant. At Texas Fertility Center, we treat couples and individuals to offer their best chance for successful conception. Male infertility treatment may be as simple as artificial insemination, or as high-tech as intracytoplasmic sperm injection. If you want to become a dad, don’t wait too long to get in the game. Contact the male infertility experts at Texas Fertility Center, and get an assist. We can tell you more about male fertility facts.