Male Fertility Test

 The focus on fertility can often be on women, but issues with male fertility are not uncommon. In fact, male infertility accounts for approximately one-third of cases of couples having difficulty conceiving. The most common cause of male infertility is sperm production problems, but the good news is that there are changes men can make to their lifestyle that may improve this.

A fertility test means that sperm abnormalities can be detected early, and lifestyle and nutrition can be tailored to improve the health of the sperm.

There are other circumstances when a man should think about having a fertility assessment, including:

  • A history of undescended testes or surgery to correct it (Orchidopexy)
  • A history of testicular torsion
  • A history of mumps orchitis
  • Assessment following vasectomy or vasectomy reversal
  • A history of trauma to the groin region

The test for assessing male fertility is called “semen analysis“.