Male Fertility Issues

Good health of the male partner is of the utmost importance prior to conception

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According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, one in six couples is reported to experience fertility issues, 40% of these cases are attributed to male fertility issues i.e. the health of the sperm.
Despite these figures, and even though sperm constitutes 50% of the future baby’s DNA and cellular material, many men are under the false impression that fertility is solely a ‘woman’s issue’ and may take very little part in collaborating with their partner to share the responsibility.

Male-factor infertility is extremely common. In Australia, 15% of couples report infertility and the male component contributes up to 40% of infertility cases.

Sperm is generated during the preconception period and is extremely vulnerable to physiological hazards and environmental toxins present during this time. It takes approximately 72-76 days (2-3 months) for sperm to develop, mature, be stored and ready for ejaculation. Due regard should always be given to the influence this period of time has on the eventual health of the embryo, foetus, baby and child.

Good health of the male partner is of the utmost importance prior to conception.
Joanne at BabyCreate has extensive experience in helping couples who are struggling to become pregnant. She is understanding and compassionate and uses a natural holistic approach to treat and educate her patients so they are able to make informed decisions to improve their fertility.

As part of your treatment, Joanne will work towards getting to the bottom of your fertility issues and will address the causes behind your reproductive health problems.

Joanne will structure a comprehensive consultation which will include investigations and analyses, which might include Functional Medicine Testing and, when appropriate, DNA/Genomic Testing, so as to fully assess your individual health and fertility status.

She will also guide, advise and support you with the adjustments you may have to make to modify your diet and lifestyle, which will improve your health and wellbeing as well as the quality of your sperm. She will help you feel empowered by a new understanding of the fertility issues you are experiencing, so that you can maximise your partner’s chances of a viable pregnancy and a healthy baby.

Issues That Can Affect Male Fertility

Some of the issues affecting male fertility that Joanne has experience treating include:

  • Sperm concentration (count, density)
  • Sperm motility and morphology
  • DNA fragmentation
  • Impotence / erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation
  • Varicocele
  • Hormone dysfunction
  • Low libido
  • Stress, fatigue, anxiety, depression
  • Lifestyle factors – smoking, alcohol, exposure to environmental toxins
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