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 urologists work closely with specialists from BWH’s Center for Infertility and Reproductive Surgery to provide comprehensive evaluations and treatment for men who are struggling with infertility. Our physicians have the surgical expertise and technology to address a range of male reproduction and sexual health concerns.
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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