In females, this occurrence is known as menopause. The male counterpart to this is known as Andropause.
Male infertility refers to a problem with a man’s reproductive system that prevents him from getting a woman pregnant. If a man and woman have repeated unprotected intercourse for more than a year and the female doesn’t become pregnant, then you, she, or both are suffering from fertility problems.
According to research, nearly 15% of couples in Singapore do not get pregnant successfully within one year or so of trying. Furthermore, it was also found that half of the men studied were infertile.
Most men who are infertile will not have any signs or symptoms other than being unable to conceive with their partner. However, some men may experience the following symptoms:
There are numerous potential causes of male infertility including:
Other lesser-known potential causes include:
These conditions affect fertility by causing a reduction in the quality and quantity of sperm in your semen.
There are several factors that increase your risk of male infertility, these are:
Male infertility is diagnosed using the following test:
Treatment for male infertility depends on the primary cause of your infertility. However, general treatment for all include:
A semen analysis, also known as a sperm count, is a medical examination that measures and assesses the quality of sperm and semen in general.
Erectile dysfunction is a health condition that affects a man’s ability to achieve and maintain an erection firm enough for satisfying intercourse.
Erectile Dysfunction (ED), colloquially known as impotence, is common as men progress with age. Men with ED number over 30 million men in the United States.
Like most types of cancers, testicular cancer occurs when cells begin to multiply faster than normal, ultimately leading to the formation of either a tumor or a lump.
In Singapore, Prostate Cancer is the 3rd most common cancer in men, after colorectal and lung cancer.