Infertility Treatment Options
Looking for infertility treatment options? Of course, the cause of your infertility will dictate the treatment option that is best for you. Some causes of infertility are easier to treat than others. Before you consider any infertility treatment options, you need to find out if you are infertile or if your wife is infertile. Unfortunately, infertility treatment options can be quite expensive because they are not generally covered by insurance.
- Insemination. Insemination is a very popular infertility treatment option. Through insemination, your doctor will collect sperm from you and then concentrate them. By concentrating your sperm, your doctor may be able to increase the number of healthy sperm that can be placed in the reproductive tract of your wife.
- ICSI. ICSI stands for intracytoplasmic sperm injection. As with insemination, your doctor will need to collect sperm from you. Your doctor will then be able to inject your sperm into one of your wife's eggs. In the event that your sperm fertilizes your wife's egg, your doctor will then put the embryo into your wife's uterus. If you suffer from retrograde ejaculation or if you have had a vasectomy, your doctor will likely recommend ICSI as an infertility treatment option for you.
- Hormones. While it does not commonly occur, it is possible that your doctor will recommend hormones as an infertility treatment option for you. Hormones are designed to start normal sperm production or increase your sperm concentration. Hormones that doctors typically prescribe to men that suffer from infertility include bromocriptine, GnRH, and gonadtropins.