The cause of male infertility could be from a number of disorders which have to be determined by a qualified doctor after several tests are performed. A study in 2001 revealed that many men have experienced infertility, in fact. Below are some of the reasons for this:
Vasectomy – 56% of men who participated in the study were seeking to reverse the procedure
Varicocele – 14% of men in the study had this as main reason of cause of male infertility
Absence of sperm - This was found as cause of male infertility in 6% of men who took part in the study.
Eight percent of the study sample could not cite a specific reason for their infertility.
Age is another factor of male infertility. In an early study, it was determined that sperm quantity and quality do not decline until the age of 64 and another study showed that the infertility rates registered were in men under the age of 39. Genetic defects in sperm have been another factor worth taking in consideration which has seen an increase in advanced age men. There are also these reasons to consider:
Low sperm count - Almost all major physical or mental or emotional stress can cause low sperm count.
Emotional stress – This interferes with the GnRH hormone and results in low sperm count.
Sexual issues - In almost 1% of cases that have been registered with impotence and premature ejaculation are due to problems in the relationship.
Testicular overheating - overheating can be caused by saunas, fever or a hot tub; they can temporarily cause the sperm count to be low and are thus a cause of male infertility.
Drug abuse – heavy use of marijuana, cocaine and smoking can be as well a temporary cause of low sperm count.
It should also be mentioned that malnutrition or nutrient deficiencies as well as obesity can all contribute to low sperm count leading to a cause of male infertility.
There are many other factors that cause male infertility some known and some unknown yet to our doctors and scientists. Due to the complexity of the problem, the process, and the cause there are extensive tests that are being made before any conclusion is reached as to what is the cause of the infertility.
The approach to infertility should always be made together with your partner who will provide the much required support and love. Most of the time the cause of male infertility can be detected and overcome easily so gear yourself with a lot of patience and a positive attitude and you shall overcome anything that comes your way.