Male Infertility Condition and Fertility Treatments for It

IVF & ICSI as Treatments for Azoospermia

IVF_with_IMSIAccording to the American Society of Reproductive Medicine, one third of infertility cases are due to male factor, one third are attributed to female factor, and the remaining third are unexplained and typically involve problems on both sides. Although azoospermia affects about two percent of the male population, it accounts for nearly 20 percent of all male infertility cases. The good news is major recent advances in reproductive medicine such as introduction of ICSI allow successful fertilization with immature sperm or sperm obtained directly from testicular tissue.


Men Too Have Ticking Clocks

New Study Shows Fertility Decline with Increasing Age in Males
There is substantial evidence to support the progressive decline in fertility in women with advancing age; however, this association has not been well established in men. Now, a recent study reports that semen volume, sperm motility, and the rate of fertilization diminish with age in men. The findings of the study are published in the recent issue of the journal, Reproductive BioMedicine Online.