7 myths about male infertility

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There is a lot of information available on male infertility, most of this is patently false, or misleading in any way. The cracking of the infertility “truths” of the old wives’ tales that can be difficult with so much conflicting information. Here are seven common myths to be aware of.

1. Frequent ejaculations decrease male fertility.

In men with normal semen quality, sperm concentrations and motility remain normal, even with daily ejaculations. In fact, for men, with a significantly reduced number of spermatozoa, sperm concentration and motility may be highest with daily ejaculations. A longer interval from admission, are in fact associated with a deterioration in semen parameters.


2. The exact timing of ovulation is crucial to getting pregnant.

The probability of pregnancy is related to the frequency of sex, the highest success with the help of the daily life in the time period between the end of the year, and it’s in the middle of the cycle, when ovulation takes place. The Timing of ovulation is with the use of high-tech equipment does not appear to increase success when compared with the use of a menstrual calendar or in the control of cervical mucus which becomes clear and slippery just before ovulation. It would be an advantage to the use of ovulation prediction devices as well as the frequency of sexual intercourse is very small (one or two times a month).

3. Lying In bed, with your legs up help you get pregnant.

There is no evidence that coital position affects the chances of getting pregnant. Sperm can be found in the cervical canal seconds after ejaculation, regardless of position. (Coital position does not have any relationship to the sex of the baby). Post-coital routine, such as lying in bed, with their legs raised in order to prevent the leakage of sperm from the vagina to increase the chances of pregnancy have any scientific basis.

4. Long-term use of oral contraceptives causes infertility.

While there may be a delay in return to ovulatory cycles for a month or two after stopping the birth control pill, there is no evidence to show that these are the causes of infertility. If there is an underlying ovulation problem is, the pills to be able to mask it due to the artificial creation of a regular periods of time, but once they are stopped, the ovulation defect is exposed and the periods will be irregular.


5. The use of fertility drugs, will result in earlier menopause.

The loss of eggs, it is a constant process that is occurring in the life of a woman, and the majority of egg loss was not related to the implants. Taking fertility drugs does a number on the eggs, which would otherwise have been lost, to be ovulated, or retrieved for IVF. Conversely, the inhibition of ovulation with long-term oral contraceptive use does not delay the age of menopause. The rate of loss of eggs is likely to be, at least in part genetically determined; therefore, early menopause, when the mother may be associated with an early menopause in her daughter. The rate of egg loss can be accelerated by environmental factors such as cigarette smoking increases, the rate of loss, and the results in earlier menopause by a few years.

6. You need to be trying to get pregnant for one year for for for medical advice and for help for infertility.

While the definition of infertility is one year of unprotected intercourse that doesn’t result in conception, that there may be situations in which a delay of one year does not make sense. If you are older than 35, it is generally accepted that 6 months is plenty of time to try again, and wait longer for it can reduce the likelihood that medical care will be effective. Also, if you have irregular periods, with cycle lengths of greater than 35 days, you may not be ovulating or ovulating infrequently. The concept is difficult to use with irregular ovulation due to timing, it is not possible and will not occur in the absence of insulin resistance. Women with ovulation issues need to be evaluated immediately, as well as medical treatments to induce ovulation have been very successful, and there is no reason to wait to ask for help.


7. Increasing the fertility of the costs of a baby, which is out of reach for most people.

There are a lot of employers who now offer a bounty of benefits for all employees. Some employers even work with a fertility benefit management company, such as the WINFertility that make use of clinical experts to guide patients through their fertility journey. If, however, the fertility benefits that are not covered by a patient’s employer or insurance coverage, IVF patients do have options. In addition to the employer and to the payer of solutions, some of the pension management companies to provide programmes for self-paying patients. This is a direct-to-consumer programs, physician and specialty pharmacy networks, giving you access to a highly trained and certified reproductive endocrinologists, and the reduced prices of the fertility drugs. They can also help you with fertility patients to navigate what is often a complex process, with the fertility nurse care managers, who provide information and support along the way. FIX it, it is a useful tool to help find resources to help infertility affordable.

Barry Witt, M. D., is the Medical Director of the WINFertilty, and the Greenwich Fertility. He is a board-certified reproductive endocrinologist who has been in the provision of reproductive health care for more than 25 years of age.

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