Male infertility can be defined as the male’s inability to cause pregnancy in a fertile female after a long time of unprotected sexual intercourse. It affects approximately seven percent of all male population in the world.
Infertility in men is a major obstacle, especially for a couple planning to have a baby. Even though Male infertility manifests in various ways these are the most common types of infertility faced by men:
This condition is defined as the complete absence of sperm cells in the semen during ejaculation. It normally affects five percent of the male population. This condition can be caused by a blockage in the ejaculatory ducts thus preventing the free flow of sperm cells from the testicles.
This condition is also known as ‘low sperm count’. The sperm cells, which are responsible for fertilization, are very few thus hindering the production of maximum sperms required during fertilization that could have led to pregnancy.
Congenitial absence of vas deferens
This is a condition where the tubes that transport sperms from the scrotum to the penis through the urethra during ejaculation, do not develop properly in-order to cause fertilization . Even though the patient has this condition, produces sufficient and viable sperms, without a way to travel the sperms during the ejaculation this reduces the chances of pregnancy.
If a man consistently ejaculates before vaginal penetration, which can be caused by; prostate health issue and mental health issue, the chances of gametes fusion becomes low thus preventing pregnancy.