Treatment For Infertility
Looking for treatment for infertility? There are several different forms of treatment that are available for men that suffer from infertility. The treatment option that is best for you depends on what is causing your infertility. If you are infertile, the only symptom that may be present is the inability of you to get your partner pregnant. Infertility is quite popular in the United States, with ten to fifteen percent of couples being infertile.
To get treated for infertility, you will need to:
- Visit a doctor
- Increase the frequency of your sexual intercourse
- Take medication for general sexual problems
- Use hormones, undergo surgery, or use assisted reproductive technology for a lack of sperm
- Increased Sexual Intercourse. Believe it or not, your doctor might suggest that you increase the frequency of sexual intercourse with your partner if you are infertile. Fertility may improve if you have sexual intercourse with your partner two to three times per week. You should not have sexual intercourse more than two to three times per week because doing so could lower your sperm concentration.
- General Sexual Problems. If you suffer from general sexual problems, such as premature ejaculation or impotency, your doctor may prescribe medication to you that can treat those conditions. There are some behavioral approaches that are available for general sexual problems, as well.
- Lack Of Sperm. If you have a lack of sperm, there are several treatment options that are available to you. Your doctor may be able to prescribe you hormones that can increase your sperm count. If you suffer from a medical condition that is lowering your sperm count, such as a varicocele, surgery might be an option. Some doctors will also recommend the use of assisted reproductive technology, such as electric stimulation, for men who have a lack of sperm or a low sperm concentration
- If your doctor recommends assisted reproductive technology to use as a treatment for infertility, be sure to ask your doctor about any possible birth defects that might be associated with the technology.