Preserve your future by scheduling a male infertility evaluation
For the 1 in 8 U.S. couples dealing with infertility, the journey to parenthood can take longer than expected. Dr. Mark Rispler and Dr. Joshua J. Berger understand the frustration our patients feel because of their struggles with infertility. Our team uses advanced technologies at Innovative Fertility Center to diagnose and treat infertility, beginning with the male infertility evaluation.
Our Manhattan Beach fertility center expert breaks down infertility numbers
Although infertility is often regarded as a female issue, approximately one-third of cases occur because of male factor infertility. Issues related to female infertility represent another one-third of couples, and the other third falls into the category of unexplained infertility. We use the male infertility evaluation to discover potential obstacles to pregnancy.
The 411 on the male infertility evaluation
To develop the best treatment plan, your doctor will perform a complete fertility assessment for female patients, which will include blood work, a physical exam and a baseline sonogram. We will also generally recommend a basic male infertility evaluation. For this evaluation, your partner will provide a sample to be used for a semen analysis.
Typically, a semen analysis will measure how much sperm your partner produced, as well as the amount and quality of the sperm in the sample. Depending on the results, your doctor may suggest further evaluation by a urologist, a physician who specializes in the male reproductive system, or corrective treatments such as IUI or ICSI. The semen analysis will assess the following characteristics:
- Sperm count
- Liquefaction time
- Sperm motility
- Sperm pH
- White blood cell count
Struggling to get pregnant can create disappointment for you and your partner. The team at Innovative Fertility Center can identify and treat common causes of infertility. Contact us for more information about a female or male infertility evaluation, or to schedule an appointment.