Men's Fertility

Understanding Men's Fertility

The Basics
Sperm Health
Improving Fertility
Coping with Infertility

The Basics

Males in the armed forces receive little support for infertility problems, but that's changing.

Poor sperm health caused by paternal age can affect the time to conception and fetal health.

These viral infections may impact a man's ability to conceive by diminishing sperm health.

The body's response to illness, fever and infection can contribute to infertility.

Sperm Health

This condition prevents sperm from entering the ejaculate, but solutions are available.

Essentially a natural lubricant, precum may contain sperm and a chance of infection.

I gave samples but was rejected. Why? And why isn't there more regulation of sperm banks?

At-home test kits give basic information, but lab tests are better when fertility matters.

Factors in Fertility

A thyroid disorder is often an overlooked cause of infertility issues in men.


Don't let these false assumptions affect your option to undergo a relatively simple procedure.

'The snip' is safe and highly effective, but like other procedures, it comes with minor risks.

Urologists explain what men can expect at a vasectomy consultation.

Yes, men get the procedure, but it's meant to be permanent, so partners should learn the facts.

Improving Fertility

Two recent studies suggest matcha green tea can improve fertility in males.

If you have celiac disease and are having trouble conceiving, a new diet might help your odds.

You can't always prevent fertility problems, but you can avoid some of the risk factors.

Men make up one-third of infertility cases. Here’s what they can be doing to turn that around.

Coping with Infertility

Many couples face secondary infertility while trying to grow their families—but why?

The procedure retrieves sperm directly from the testes tissue of men with azoospermia.

Freezing testicular tissue is developing as an option for prepubescent boys—and some adults.

Testosterone supplements are not the solution when sperm production is the problem.

People also read

Communication in Relationships

Why Scheduling Sex Is Actually Sexy

It’s never been more important for partners to set aside time for intimacy.

By Geoff Nudelman

Penis and Testicle Conditions

Varicoceles and Male Infertility: An Inconclusive Link

A varicocele may cause infertility, though the extent of a direct connection is still unclear.

By Christopher Jones

Understanding Men's Fertility

Does My Semen Look Normal?

The color and consistency of your semen can clue you in on certain health issues.

By Christopher Jones

Understanding Men's Fertility

7 Tips for Healthier Sperm

Whether you’re planning to have a family now or later, here’s what to know about healthy sperm.

By Kurtis Bright