For pregnancy to occur, the sperm must fertilize the woman’s egg to form an embryo. The sperm are made and stored by the testicles, which are ejaculated by the penis and travel to the fallopian tube during sexual intercourse.
One of the main causes of male infertility are problems related to the testicles. There are numerous additional factors that may affect male infertility, including hormone imbalances, blockages in the male reproductive organs, medications, surgeries and genetic disorders.
To help identify the cause of infertility, you and your partner should undergo a comprehensive fertility work-up. Through this detailed diagnostic process, your CCRM physician will look at a variety of factors that could impact your ability to conceive. Since sperm health is vital to conception, it is important to have your sperm evaluated if you are struggling with infertility.