The facts about male infertility - AmericaNowNews.com

The facts about male infertility

According to the Centers for Disease Control, one-third of infertility problems are caused by the women, while another one-third of infertility is due to the man.

Dr. Grant Patton, founder of the Southeastern Fertility Center in South Carolina, says infertility in men makes up nearly 40 percent of the cases he sees, and often times it is a problem with a man's sperm count.

Dr. Patton says a normal count should be at least 20 million to 100 million.

Men often get checked for fertility if their mate pushes them to be seen.  Patton says in order for infertility to be ruled out, it must be checked as a couple.

"Most importantly, the man should have more evaluation. He should have an endocrine test and see a urologist who's interested in infertility," says Patton.

There are several factors that could cause a man to be infertile.

Some of the biggest reasons could be lifestyle -- being overweight, or even smoking, which he says can lower pregnancy rate by 30 percent as well as heavy drinking. Even taking testosterone shots could cause a low count, while in other cases it could be due to blockage or genetics.

Copyright 2012 America Now. All rights reserved.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Consumer

    How much of your donations really go to charity?

    How much of your donations really go to charity?

    In the aftermath of a disaster, donations are top of mind for many people and can do a world of good! But how do you know where your money is really going? America Now investigates!
    In the aftermath of a disaster, donations are top of mind for many people and can do a world of good! But America Now learned that some non-profit organizations receive only pennies on the dollar raised through solicitation campaigns. So how do you know where your money is really going?
  • Six deadly foods for dogs

    Six deadly foods for dogs

    Every pet owner knows a dog can get into just about anything around the house. One woman found that out the hard way when her dog ate a bunch of grapes! Turns out, that's one of the most dangerous foods
    Every pet owner knows a dog can get into just about anything around the house. But these common snacks could be fatal for Fido.
  • Physicians warn against giving melatonin to children

    Physicians warn against giving melatonin to children

    Parents desperate to get their troubled sleepers to bed are turning to synthetic melatonin, which is a supplement sold over the counter. But expert warn it could have adverse effects on child development.
    Many adults turn to sleep aids like melatonin, but now more parents are giving them to their kids, too. We talked to physicians to see what they had to say about how it could affect your child's development.
Powered by WorldNow