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Male Infertility

Male infertility is male inability to cause pregnancy in a fertile female. It accounts for one third of cause of infertility in couples. It affects about 7% of all men.

Male infertility may be due to

  • Poor quality sperm
  • Small volume
  • Blockage in the sperm pathway

Risk factors are

  • Men above the age of 35
  • Smoking
  • Alcohol
  • Illicit substance abuse
  • Prolonged cycling in a hard saddle
  • Obesity
  • Sexually transmitted infections
  • Medical conditions like Mumps, Varicocele, Vasectomy, autoimmune disorders
  • Inherited fertility disorders
  • Treatments like chemotherapy.
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