by Dr Agilan Arjunan, Fertility / IVF Specialist & Gynaecology , KL Fertility Centre ( Malaysia)
Male infertility is on the rise. About 40-50% of IVF treatments are done for male infertility.
But do men know about male infertility ?
Read more below to find out .
This article was published in The Star ( Health) .
Infertility is often attributed to the female partner . Many do not realise that the male partner contributes equally to the problem.
In my daily fertility clinic , couples ask a variety of fertility questions. In this column , I would like to share some of the more common male infertility questions asked by couples.
- I can ejaculate regularly during sex, can I still be infertile ?
Continue reading “Top 5 Fertility Questions Men Ask About Infertility ?”
by Dr Agilan Arjunan , Fertility Specialist & Gynaecologist , KL Fertility Centre ( Malaysia)
“You need an IVF ?? ! “
Common reaction from those around you if you ever mention that you need an IVF to get pregnant.
The year is 2018 and yet we do not openly speak about IVF . Infertility and especially male infertility is still buried in shame.
This even happens in western countries such as USA.
Couple should not be ashamed or embarrassed when speaking about the need for fertility treatment, especially an IVF.
We are not ashamed when talking about diabetes or high blood pressure or any other medical condition. In fact we encourage those patients to deal and treat their illness .
Why can’t we do the same when it comes to infertility ? ??
Wait for my article , in which I will be discussing about this “taboo’ topic of IVF stigma .
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by Dr Agilan Arjunan, Fertility Specialist & Gynaecologist , KL Fertility Centre ( Malaysia)
Healthy eating has a positive impact on sperm quality improvement.
Recent study supports this theory. This research which was carried out on healthy fertile men shows that adding nuts in their daily diet improves sperm count and quality.
More importantly, it shows improvement in sperm DNA integrity , which is an important parameter in male infertility.
So in conclusion, you can start adding on some nuts in your daily diet to improve male infertility and your IVF success rate.
by Dr Agilan Arjunan, Fertility Specialist & gynaecologist, KL Fertility Centre ( Malaysia)
For men with Azoospermia ( no sperm in his ejaculate) , oral tablets can be used to ‘push’ sperm production in his testicles.
However, before starting the tablets, men need to undergo initial fertility assessment to check for suitability of stating these medications.
If sperms seen in the ejaculate, they can be frozen and used for an IVF / ICSI later.
Source: News Medical Life sciences