Treatment for Low Sperm Count

Treatment for low sperm count blog

Low sperm count, called oligospermia, is the most common cause of male infertility. Azoospermia, a complete lack of sperm is much less common, affecting less than one percent of the population. In either case, a semen evaluation can help determine if low sperm count may be a factor in male infertility and indicate an appropriate treatment.

Treatment for low sperm count will depend on what is causing the low number of sperm. Reasons for a low sperm count range from a structural problem, which prevents sperm from being ejaculated, to genetic or hormonal issues or injury. Many men have a treatable cause of male infertility and even those who are not treatable can take advantage of a variety of advanced reproductive techniques, such as in vitro fertilization, to father a child.

The Fertility Institute in New Orleans offers semen analysis and low sperm count treatment as well as advanced reproductive techniques to help a couple conceive. Founded in 1976, the institute is a leader in IVF and one of the first private fertility clinics in the United States.

A number of things can cause low sperm counts and treatment will depend on what is causing the low count, including:


As you can see, there are many causes of low sperm count. If you need answers that are more specific to your situation, please contact us.