Technological advances are providing real hope to men suffering infertility problems.
The good news is technology has advanced to the stage where men suffering from infertility, who had no chance of fatherhood a decade ago, now have every chance of successfully fathering a child.
For example, 15 years ago, men with azoospermia (no sperm present in the ejaculate) were destined to remain childless. Now we can retrieve sperm directly from the epididymis or testicular tissue.
These sorts of scientific advances mean men with physical blockages, vasectomies, low sperm count or low sperm motility can become fathers.
Recent studies have shown that 30 per cent of infertility is due to the male factor, 30 per cent to the female factor, 30 per cent to a combined male/female factor and up to 10 per cent remains unexplained.
Regardless of the cause, diagnosing the problem quickly is an important milestone whether the diagnosis is male or female-related or both.
For men, understanding the infertility condition will help them feel more in control and allow them and their partners to ask the right questions regarding treatment options.
For further information please contact the City Fertility Centre closest to you
Brisbane City 1800 123 483
Brisbane Southside 1800 483 483
Gold Coast 1300 859 116
Melbourne 1300 781 483