Male Infertility refers to an inability to procreate or impregnate the female partner. According to Center for Disease Control, currently 3.3-4.7 million men are infertile in United States. Primary infertility is when a male has never been able to impregnate a female partner despite 1 year of unprotected intercourse; whereas the term of secondary infertility is used for males who have previously impregnated their partners but are now unsuccessful despite at least 2 years of unprotected intercourse.
According to a latest research published in Afrimedic Journal, it has been estimated that the primary complaint of 18.5% of all the males who visit reproductive clinics are primary infertility. Reports also suggested that secondary infertility is even more common in population (accounting for about 59% of all visitors).
Common Causes of Male Infertility
Male infertility or female infertility is a common cause of physical, psychological and emotional stress (Psychological Stress & Adrenaline) that can impact all aspects of a relationship. Data indicates that approximately 15% of all the couples encounter some sort of difficulty in conceiving a baby; male infertility is attributed to almost 50% of such cases.
Normal Semen Sample Must Possess These Characteristics to Avoid Male Infertility
- 2 – 6 ml in volume per ejaculate (Food and Sperm Quality)