La Jolla IVF – In Vitro Fertilization (IVF): Male Factor Infertility
Male factor infertility is one of the most common causes of infertility, accounting for approximately 40% of all cases. Male factor infertility may be due to a variety of factors, including low sperm count, poor sperm quality, or blockages in the reproductive tract. While male factor infertility cannot always be corrected, there are a number of treatment options available, including in vitro fertilization (IVF).
IVF is a highly effective treatment for male factor infertility, with success rates ranging from 50-80%. During IVF, eggs are retrieved from the woman and fertilized with sperm in a laboratory. The resulting embryos are then transferred to the woman’s uterus, where they implant and grow. IVF is often the best option for couples with male factor infertility, as it allows doctors to bypass the reproductive tract and directly fertilize the eggs.
While IVF is often successful, it is also a costly and time-consuming procedure. For couples considering IVF, it is important to consult with a fertility specialist to discuss all treatment options and to develop a plan that is best for you.