Austin, TX (PRWEB) March 19, 2013
Anyone experiencing the frustration of infertility knows about jumping through hoops to get pregnant. This month, as the NCAA Competition known as March Madness tips off, Texas Fertility Center (TFC) raises awareness for male factor infertility with its annual ‘March Dadness’ campaign.
“Male factors account for half of all cases of infertility,” explained Dr. Kaylen Silverberg, a reproductive endocrinologist with Texas Fertility Center. “Many couples mistakenly believe that infertility is a woman’s issue, so they may not seek treatment for male factors. The good news is that male infertility is almost always treatable.”
Texas Fertility Center assists couples in their quest to overcome infertility and get pregnant. In fact, the fertility center has helped bring over 12,000 babies into the world. The TFC fertility specialists also devote time to research, advocacy and public awareness, such as the ‘March Dadness’ male infertility campaign.
Fertility specialists point to common causes of male factor infertility: certain medical conditions; hormonal issues; ejaculation and erection problems; genetic disorders; low sperm count; varicocele; and injury and obstruction in the reproductive tract.
Some causes of male infertility, if left untreated, can progress to also cause impotence or other disorders of male sexual function.
When to Seek Treatment for Male Infertility
If you have a history of certain genetic disease, such as cystic fibrosis, or previous hernia repair, testicular surgery, vasectomy or cancer treatment, don’t wait to seek treatment for male infertility. As a general rule, 12 months of unprotected sex (or six months if the female partner is over 35) should result in a
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