Male Infertility : Silent Dilemma

by Dr Agilan Arjunan, Fertility Specialist , KL Fertility Centre (Malaysia)

My write up about male infertility published in Parenthood Magazine , January 2017

Read more here : 

https://dragilan.com/2016/11/09/male-infertility-sperm-quality-dr-agilan-arjunan-kl-fertility-centre-malaysia/

 

Talking About Male Infertility

by Dr Agilan Arjunan, Fertility Specialist , KL Fertility Centre (Malaysia)

Article published in The Star (Fit For Life) about male infertility. Male fertility is as important as female fertility in order to achieve a high pregnancy rate, especially via IVF.

Read more here : http://www.star2.com/health/wellness/2016/12/04/when-men-become-infertile/

 

Causes of Male Infertility

By Dr Agilan Arjunan, Fertility Specialist, KL Fertility Centre (Malaysia)

 

 

‘Male infertility is on the rise’, that’s a fact that many men realise now. However, the bigger question is WHY ?

Are we (the males) doing something wrong or are we not doing something right that is giving rise to male infertility in recent years.

Let us look at what can lead to male infertility . Generally, the causes of male infertility can be broadly divided into :

a) Sperm production problems

b) Sperm transport blockage problems

c) Sexual problems

d) Hormonal and sperm antibody problem (rare)

Worldwide statistics and from my own experience managing male infertility, the majority of men have either sperm production or blockage of sperm transport pathway or a combination of both.

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Male Infertility Test Simplified

 

by Dr Agilan Arjunan, Fertility Specialist, KL Fertility Centre (Malaysia)

 

Have you ever gone through a fertility assessment before? For couples who had done it , you would know that it can sometimes look very complicated with all those internal ultrasound (transvaginal) scans, blood tests, x-ray tests and sperm test for a male partner.

In this article, I will simplify the fertility tests for a male partner. I’ll start with sperm test and go on to other tests required when a man has no sperm (azoospermia).

For a man , the most important test is a semen analysis (sperm test). About a third of couples, the problem lies with the male partner and thus it is very important to do this test.

“A 70 year old man can still reproduce, so this can’t be a major issue right?” . Its a yes and a no. It is true that a man continues to produce sperm but the QUALITY of the sperm deteriorates as he ages. Low sperm quality equals to lower chance to conceive.

What is a sperm test ?

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Lelaki Semakin Tidak Subur

by Dr Agilan Arjunan, Fertility Specialist, KL Fertility Centre (Malaysia)

Link: http://www.utusan.com.my/gaya-hidup/kesihatan/lelaki-semakin-tidak-subur-1.373827

My recent interview about male infertility ( ketidaksuburan lelaki ) that was published in Utusan Malaysia daily.