It’s time for March Dadness
This time of the year, college basketball wraps up the regular season with the best of the best in March Madness tournament play. Like so many in Austin, we were routing for the home team, with a great prospect, Myles Turner, leading the Longhorns. In basketball, as in life, things don’t always turn out according to plan. As fertility specialists, we help coach couples through infertility when trying to conceive leaves them feeling defeated. This is the point of March Dadness.
Our March Dadness campaign raises awareness for male infertility. Here are surprising stats.
- Infertility affects men and women equally. 40% of cases are male, 40% are female and 20% are a combination of the two.
- Nearly 90% of cases of infertility respond to conventional treatments (medication or minimally invasive surgery).
- Approximately 75% of couples who get treatment for infertility will successfully conceive.
- In one study, nearly 4.7 million U.S. men under age 45 sought help with male infertility one calendar year.
Coming up with a game plan to overcome male infertility
Successful athletes know that lifestyle impacts performance. It’s the same with male infertility. If you are trying to conceive, we recommend making lifestyle changes during March Dadness.
- Maintain an active lifestyle to target your ideal body mass index.
- Abstain from excessive alcohol consumption and illegal drug use.
- Quit smoking cigarettes.
- Avoid exposure to toxic chemicals.
- Avoid sustained high heat environments, including saunas, hot tubs, hot kitchens, etc.
If you and your partner are not pregnant after one year of trying to get pregnant, or 6 months if your female partner is over 35, consider partnering with a reproductive endocrinologist.
Many male infertility factors can be easily overcome with IUI, or artificial insemination. A semen analysis provides comprehensive data about the likelihood that unprotected sex alone will lead to a pregnancy.
Are you ready to start a family and concerned about male infertility? Get off the sidelines and get in the game during March Dadness. Contact us to arrange for a consultation or semen analysis at Texas Fertility Center.
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