Over the years, a misconception has prevailed that only women had major troubles in conceiving, but with changing times and awareness, issues of male infertility factors are constantly coming to light as well and men are coming forth for treatments.
Poor or no sperm count plays a major role in male infertility, along with low sperm quality.
Quality in terms of good morphology of the sperm has a higher success rate in Fertility.
A higher quantity of sperm may not always guarantee better quality.
Male infertility is divided into three categories –
- Pre-testicular which is mainly related to hormonal imbalance.
- Testicular where issues of small or undescended testes occur.
- Post-testicular where problems like blockage of tubes occur.
Apart from the above mentioned factors, other physical factors that affect fertility are –
- Erectile and ejaculatory problems.
- Infections of testes.
- Infertility because of drug or alcohol abuse