Infertility is a condition of the reproductive system that prevents or delays pregnancy. If a couple has been unsuccessful in efforts to conceive over the course of one full year, in spite of having correctly timed and unprotected intercourse, then the couple is diagnosed with infertility. Male infertility refers to the man’s inability to impregnate a fertile female partner.
Causes of male infertility
Male fertility is a complex process comprising of the following events:
- Production of healthy sperms
- Transporting the sperms from the testicles to the semen
- Having sufficient sperm count in the semen
- Ensuring efficient motility of the sperm
Anything which causes hindrance to one of these events may lead to male infertility.
Being overly exposed to heat, toxic metals, radiations and industrial chemicals are found to affect sperm production and functioning. Prolonged sitting, wearing tight clothing or working on a laptop computer for long stretches of timecontinue reading →