Midwest Reproductive Center

The Issue of Male Factor Infertility

Our leading fertility center in Kansas City highlights the issue of male factor infertility

Just as mothers are appreciated in May, dads receive accolades on Father’s Day, celebrated the third Sunday in June. At Midwest Reproductive Center, Dr. Dan Gehlbach recognizes how trying this holiday can be for men and their partners when they have been unable to create or expand their families. Dr. Gehlbach and our team offer comprehensive medical treatment and compassionate care at our fertility center in Kansas City.

Resolving infertility starts by partnering with a fertility center in Kansas City

Reproductive specialists like Dr. Gehlbach define infertility as the inability to conceive after actively trying for 12 months (six months if the female partner is over 35). Although many people consider infertility to be a female issue, one-third of infertility cases are linked to male factor infertility. As part of a complete evaluation at our fertility center in Kansas City, Dr. Gehlbach will perform tests to determine the factors impacting your ability to have a baby. He creates an individualized treatment plan to address your infertility.

Dr. Gehlbach identifies common causes of male factor infertility

To look for signs of male factor infertility, Dr. Gehlbach will usually order a semen analysis, which analyzes the number, shape, and motility of sperm. If these results indicate possible male factor infertility, Dr. Gehlbach will likely refer your partner to a urologist for further evaluation. A variety of issues can contribute to male factor infertility, including:

  • Sexually transmitted diseases
  • Blockages or physical damage
  • Hormonal abnormalities
  • Genetic diseases
  • Varicoceles

Visit our fertility center in Kansas City for top-notch treatment

If you and your partner have tried to get pregnant without any luck, Dr. Gehlbach has the expertise to evaluate your situation and detect possible hindrances to conception, including male factor infertility. The team at Midwest Reproductive Center will answer your questions and support you during this challenging time. Contact our fertility center in Kansas City to schedule a consultation with Dr. Gehlbach.

 

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