Male Infertility (Andrology)

male infertilityAndrology, or male infertility, plays a role in about half of infertile couples. At Fletcher Allen Health Care, we understand how frustrating infertility can be. We have been providing male infertility testing and donor semen for more than 20 years. Our practice has evolved throughout the years to meet the needs of our patients and keep pace with the rapidly changing field of infertility treatment.

Male Infertility: What You Need to Know

Prevention

Often, you can’t prevent infertility. However, there are certain known causes of infertility that you can control. Take preventive steps, including not smoking, reducing alcohol consumption, maintaining a healthy weight and avoiding illegal drugs.

Teamwork

Fletcher Allen doctors use a collaborative approach to treating male infertility. Your team may include a number of different specialists working together to manage your care.

Technology

We use the most sophisticated medical technology available for diagnosing and treating male infertility, including semen analysis and anonymous semen donation.

Personalized Care

Fletcher Allen doctors tailor a course of treatment specifically for you. Your treatment will depend on a number of factors, including the cause of the infertility and your personal preferences.

Experience, Trusted Expertise

At Fletcher Allen, our fertility specialists have years of experience helping couples build their families. You can feel confident knowing you have placed your care in experienced and skilled hands.

What is Male Infertility?

Infertility means that a couple is unable to become pregnant even after a year or more of unprotected sex. It can be a devastating time for a couple wishing to begin, or add to, their family. Our doctors offer discreet, personalized, expert services to address the cause of the infertility and help couples conceive.

There may be a number of reasons why a man experiences infertility. Risk factors include:

  • Lifestyle choices, such as smoking, using alcohol or illegal drugs, being overweight, exposure to toxins or overheating the testicles
  • Having had certain infections
  • Having a vasectomy or vasectomy reversal 
  • Genetics, either being born with a fertility disorder or having a close relative with one
  • Certain medical conditions
  • Medical treatments such as surgery or radiation for cancer
  • Certain prolonged, intense activities such as horseback riding or bicycling 

Diagnosis and Treatment: Male Infertility

Often, there is more than one cause of infertility, so both partners may need to see a doctor. Fletcher Allen physicians provide expert diagnosis and treatment options for couples struggling with infertility.

We use a semen analysis and, when necessary, advanced imaging tests to obtain an accurate diagnosis. Then, we create a personalized fertility plan for you. Treatment options may include surgery and assisted reproductive technology (ART). 

Learn more about male infertility diagnosis and treatment.

Find a Fletcher Allen physician or call us at 802-847-1400.