Male Infertility Treatments

Though infertility is commonly thought of as a female problem, the truth is that it impacts men equally as often as women.  One third of men in couples trying to conceive struggle with infertility.* There are many underlying causes of male infertility. If you are struggling to conceive due to male infertility factors, The Fertility Institute specialists can help you start the right treatment.

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What Fertility Treatments Are Available for Men?

Depending on the results of the male fertility tests, treatment may include medication, surgery, or lifestyle changes a man can undertake himself. We will have a thorough discussion with our male patients or couples, covering all treatment options, including their chances of success and any risks involved. The decision on treatment will be made together by the patient and doctor.


Our providers may treat hormonal imbalances, infections, and erectile dysfunction with medication.


Blockages after vasectomies may require an outpatient surgical procedure to reconnect the vas deferens. When sperm is produced but not in the ejaculate, such as in a congenital absence of the vas deferens, we can extract the sperm surgically to be used in assisted reproductive technologies.

Fertility Preservation

For men with chronic conditions or facing cancer treatment, you may benefit from preserving your fertility via freezing sperm or creating (through reproductive assistance) and freezing embryos for future fertility options.

Lifestyle Changes

Lifestyle changes can improve a man’s sperm health, overall health, and help reduce stress and anxiety that can affect fertility. Losing weight and adopting a moderate exercise routine and a healthy diet help both the body and mind to be in optimal shape for reproduction.

Assisted Reproduction Treatments

If sperm count and quality are prominent issues, then IUI or IVF may be the best fertility treatments for men.

For very severe male factor infertility, other IVF-related options include employing intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), in which a healthy sperm is selected and injected directly into a female egg in the IVF lab for the best chances of fertilization.

A female partner can also use donor sperm through IUI or IVF. This may be a good alternative option for pregnancy in situations where a male partner has very low-quality sperm that cannot fertilize an egg through assisted reproduction, or for men with genetic concerns they do not wish to pass on to the baby.