Busting Myths: Male Infertility Is As Real As Female Infertility

One must visit a specialist without further delay, especially if the couple is over thirty-five as conceive naturally and must go in for counselling.

Tavishi Dogra
Written by: Tavishi DograUpdated at: Dec 03, 2019 11:30 IST
Busting Myths: Male Infertility Is As Real As Female Infertility

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Infertility, both in males and females, has become quite prevalent these days across the globe and India is no exception. WHO indicates that out of four couples at least one is affected by infertility in developing countries. Going by the numbers sixty–eighty million couples across the globe at present are undergoing infertility problems. It varies across regions of the world and is estimated to affect eight-twelve per cent of couples across the globe. In India, the overall occurrence of primary infertility ranges between four per cent and seventeen per cent.

Listed below are a few reasons which can make a man infertile.


Excess “alcohol” can turn you Infertile

If you are alcoholic there are fair chances you can turn infertile. Consuming alcohol brings down testosterone levels, leads to erectile dysfunction and lowers sperm production.

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“Smoking” is a hazard for your sperm count


If you are too much into Smoking tobacco may affect your fertility. Smoking is known to lower sperm count. Second-hand smoke also affects male fertility. Male smokers can experience poor sperm quality with decreased mobility and it boosts the numbers of abnormally shaped sperm. Moreover, if you are a chain smoker it may also decrease the sperm’s ability to fertilize eggs.

Too Much Stressing Out

Stress comes with many problems that may also affect your sexual health. Doing yoga and meditation can be a helpful way to overcome this problem.

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Therefore malefactor contributes to approximately just as much that is 30% to known causes of infertility. Hence all those couples who have been trying for a while do not overlook the male infertility factor.

(With inputs from Dr Ranjeeta Gupta, Senior Consultant - Obs & Gynae, Fertility Specialist, Reproductive Medicine and IVF at Medicheck Group of Hospitals)

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