Male factor infertility questions

If you have a question about Male Factor Infertility you might find an answer below. 

When you’re considering or having fertility treatment, you’re bound to have lots of questions. We’ve answered some of our most frequently asked questions below, but if you can’t find the answer you’re looking for, get in touch  – we’ll do what we can to help.


A menstrual cycle of 25-26 days is just a normal cycle and wouldn't give us cause for concern. At CARE we do investigate male factor infertility and offer several investigative routes and treatment where necessary.

Male infertility issues count for as many fertility problems as female infertility. As for preventing male infertility we'd recommend such actions as reducing or quitting smoking altogether, ensuring testicles are cooler - and that they are not against the body for long periods of the day. However if there is still an issue with your sperm we'd likely recommend IVF with ICSI as being your best chance of a successful pregnancy.

Sperm Maturity

This could be several things from damage to the testicle, physical or something such as viral, to genetic causes. Without undertaking testing it's impossible to pinpoint the exact cause.

High Blood Pressure & Cholesterol

It is possible yes, other factors need to be considered too when reviewing sperm quality. We'd always recommend you seek professional advice required from experienced practitioner for specific review of your individual circumstances

Male Infertility Causes

Anything that raises the temperature of the scrotum may have an effect. Any concerns over male fertility should be checked out to rule out any issues and if necessary determine the most appropriate course of action.

Sperm Morphology

Whilst you can't do anything to improve his morphology naturally, we see incredibly good results for our patients experiencing issues with sperm by using ICSI. We'd strongly recommend you visit a CARE clinic to discuss your options and see how we can help you.

Undescended Testicles

We're sorry to hear about your husband's infertility issues. However if there is a serious problem with the quality of his sperm then ICSI really is your most appropriate treatment. However ICSI is actually an incredibly effective method of treatment here at CARE and we see results as almost the same as someone with no sperm issues. We'd strongly recommend you visit our clinic for a consultation to discuss your options and our current result rates for ICSI.

Sperm Quality

To look more closely at the quality of your sperm, we can carry out tests that analyse it for DNA damage or chromosomal problems. For both tests, you’ll need to produce a sperm sample that we’ll then send away for analysis. The results of these tests will help us to learn more about your sperm quality.

Sperm Motility

The best way to learn more about your next steps is to book an appointment with one of our consultants. We’ll then undertake a thorough review of the medical history of you and your partner and talk you through your options.

Thank you for your interest in our Frequently Asked Questions section. Please note that all the answers we give you are on a general basis only, as we cannot provide more in-depth answers without a complete knowledge of your medical history. For a more detailed response, tailored to your needs, we advise you to have a consultation with one of our Fertility Specialists for more comprehensive medical advice.