Testing and treatment
Fertility testing for men
Male fertility testing consists in looking at the man’s semen to see if the quality and quantity of the sperm cells are normal and if the ejaculation works as it should. If there is a problem with the man’s semen, further testing should be done to find the cause. Some of the causes of male infertility are previous injury, surgery and illness. If a couple experience problems conceiving, it is equally important to test both the man and the woman’s fertility to know the exact cause.
Fertility treatment for men
Luckily, there exist many fertility treatment methods to help men, if they experience problems with their sperm quality. Treatment methods include hormone treatment, surgery, artificial reproductive technology such as intracytoplasmic sperm injection, also called ICSI, and sperm donation. Here you will find articles where experts explain the various fertility treatment options for men in an understandable language.
Know how a semen analysis works
If you are going to have your fertility tested, a semen analysis is the first place to start. During a semen analysis, you provide a sperm sample that will be tested in a laboratory. Laboratory technicians will look at for example the sperm cells’ ability to move and the number of alive sperm cells in the ejaculate (the concentration). While many men dread the experience, a semen analysis is actually a fairly easy way to know more about your ability to conceive a child. On this page, you will find articles that explain exactly how a semen test works so you are prepared.