Expert Advice Couples To Consider Sperm Donor In cases Of Unreversed Infertility
In a bid to enlighten the public on the causes of infertility in men, a medical expert has rolled out the list of those things that usually lead to men inability to impregnate a woman as he also advises couples to seek the help of a sperm donor in situations where infertility cannot be cured.
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According to the medical practitioner, Dr Ibrahim Wada, a Consultant Gynaecologist, who resides in Abuja, 20 percent cases of infertility are found in men.
This was made known by the Consultant today during an Open Day Educative Forum organised by Nisa Premiere Hospital in Abuja tagged `Infertility and Quality of Life’.
Speaking further at the event, Wada posited that about 30 to 40 percent cases of infertility were found in both men and women.
Wada, however, noted that judging by the statistics, infertility in men is as a result of health challenges which were non-negligible.
According to him, “Some men can be infertile if they do not produce sperm at all which is referred to as Azoospermia, which means the complete absence of sperm cells in the semen samples.”
“It is also possible for the man to produce sperm and still not have enough to contribute to conception, which means a low sperm count called Oligospermia.”
“Oligospermia is when the sperm count is 15 million per millimetre of semen; this decreases the odds of one of the sperm cells fertilising the partner’s egg.”
“The sperm must be normal and healthy; the morphology of a man’s sperm can be abnormal called Teratozoospermia, which means less than 40 percent of sperm cells have a normal shape.”
He added that:“The causes of this condition are often unknown; however, lifestyle choices such as smoking and exposure to toxins are risk factors.’’
Wada gives other causes of causes of infertility in men as ejaculation issues, hormonal imbalance, erectile dysfunction, obesity, injuries to the scrotum, emotional stress, exposure to heavy metals and radiations or chemicals.
He, however, call on couples to seek medical help in order to first determine the cause of infertility before seeking solutions.
The medical experts further revealed treatment of infections, erectile restoration, hormone treatment, medications and surgeries solutions to infertility.