While infertility is not a health concern for many men, it is an issue that should not be overlooked. Dr. Stephanie Singleton of The Fertility Center of Charleston explains, “Male factor infertility represents up to 45% of cases of infertility. This is a statistic that surprises many of our patients. At The Fertility Center of Charleston, we treat both the female and the male.”
The first step to determining male factor infertility is a simple semen analysis. Dr. Singleton explains, “The semen analysis determines all of the basic semen parameters. The Fertility Center of Charleston now provides male patients with kits so the retrieval can be done in the privacy of their own home.”
Some causes of male factor infertility include low sperm count, abnormal sperm or absence of sperm altogether. There are also external factors that can reduce a males’ fertility chances including: exposure to heat, frequent bike riding, and long hours of sitting.
The good news is that male factor infertility can be treated. States Dr. Singleton, “The Fertility Center of Charleston’s clinical team combines andrology, urology, endocrinology, and embryology to provide a variety of treatment methods allowing for great success in treating male factor infertility.”
Dr. Stephanie Singleton, along with embryologist Dr. Peter Wieckowski and The Fertility Center of Charleston team is dedicated to providing highly individualized care and compassion to couples, women and men seeking fertility treatment. To schedule a consult or learn more about male infertility testing, call 843-881-7400.
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