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Learn about La Jolla IVF and In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) for male factor infertility. Find out how this treatment option can help you conceive and call us to schedule a consultation.

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.

While most people focus on a women’s inability to get pregnant, as many as 40 to 50 percent of the cases that I take care of it is the gentleman side where there is an issue with regards to fertility. For the gentleman we focus on the sperm terms of number, number of sperm that are moving, the shape of the sperm or morphology of sperm.

So when the sperm is normally shaped it has a much higher likelihood of being able to penetrate the egg whereas if it has a high number of abnormalities within the shape of the sperm very few of the sperm are able to penetrate the egg. So before going forward with any type of fertility treatment it’s very important to evaluate what the gentleman sperm count is, the total number, total number of motile sperm, the overall morphology of the sperm, and frequently we do a DNA test on the sperm called a DNA fragmentation test.

As gentleman get older sperm counts go down and the functionality of the sperm goes down. So it’s very important to get an overall view of what the DNA makeup of the sperm is. As gentlemen get older there are many gentlemen that are on testosterone replacement therapy, just as older women are on estrogen replacement therapy, well when I general minutes on testosterone replacement therapy this can significantly negatively impact the gentleman’s ability to make sperm and sometimes have no sperm on their ejaculate. These types of tests are very important to realize prior to going forward in a type of treatment therapy.

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