Infertility, the inability to conceive, affects 10 to 15 percent of couples trying to have a baby. For one third of the couples, the problem is related to male reproductive issues. Our physicians have the surgical expertise and technology to address a range of male reproduction and sexual health concerns.
Urologic services are available at Brigham and Women’s Hospital Main Campus in Boston, at Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital in Jamaica Plain, at Brigham and Women's/Mass General Health Care Center at Foxborough, and at our newest locations Dana Farber/Brigham and Womens Cancer Center in Milford and Brigham and Women's Health Care Center at Westwood. Discuss the most convenient location for you when you make an appointment with a patient coordinator.
Factors that contribute to an increased risk for infertility in men include:
Certain medical issues may cause infertility. These include:
Diagnostic procedures to determine infertility may include the following:
Male infertility is treated at Brigham and Women’s Hospital with a variety of procedures and surgeries:
Men can take charge of their overall medical and psychological health and adopt better lifestyle choices, a combination that may help improve infertility.
You will receive a thorough diagnostic examination and receive clinically-proven treatment by a board-certified urologist who specializes in male infertility. Male infertility factors can usually be corrected in an outpatient procedure using general anesthesia or intravenous sedation. While postoperative pain is often mild, postoperative recovery and follow up varies.
Brigham and Women’s Hospital practices a multidisciplinary approach to patient care, routinely collaborating with colleagues in other medical specialties. If your urologist discovers that an underlying illness has contributed to your infertility, you will be referred to an appropriate BWH physician for an evaluation.
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