Is male infertility on the increase? Probably, and male factors (especially in unexplained infertility) are more frequently recognised as the cause of a couple's infertility.
Although there are common conditions, it's really important to work with you as an individual, assessing your personal journey to date and your goals for the future.
I help my patients to understand a diagnosis they may have received and then support them through a tailored treatment process.
Often this is linked to achieving a natural pregnancy or undergoing IVF, when the effective contribution of both parties really is necessary for a successful outcome.
My recommendation for those who have been trying for a baby for six months, is that you should at least get a semen analysis done. This is the most simple fertility test to do and can save you many more months of trying to conceive. This becomes especially relevant when the female partner is over the age of 35 and it is equally important that the semen analysis itself is of a high-quality and follows WHO standards. Only in this way can an accurate diagnosis of a man's fertility be given.
Ultimately, the sooner we can look into the male factor the better - we commonly see several different situations which are usually amenable to investigation which often leads to treatment. The key is diagnosis - it may save you a lot of time and money, so please do get in touch!