Coping With Male Infertility
Many people struggle on their path to parenthood due to male infertility. Fortunately, you can still fulfill your dreams of having a child by choosing fertility treatments, donor sperm, foster parenting, or adoption. Be that as it may, we understand that finding out your sperm is low or that you have azoospermia can be a hard thing to process. Read below to learn more about how you can cope with male infertility.
How to cope with male infertility
Most men have thought very little about sperm health during their lifetime. You probably assumed everything was fine until you found out about your results. Fertility struggles arise often without warning – male infertility shows minimal signs or symptoms – making the whole situation quite shocking. Therefore, we have gathered a few tips for you to consider on how you can cope with your current situation.
Four tips for dealing with male infertility
- Research male infertility: We recommend you research male infertility, write down questions you might have, and visit your doctor to learn more about your specific case. Understanding your diagnosis is the first step in reclaiming power over your fertility journey. Learning about male infertility will show you how common it is and that you are not alone. In the following video, Allan Pacey, an expert in male infertility, talks about the number of men who experience problems with fertility and how they have all dealt with it.
- Look into your options: If you are infertile because of low sperm count, it may be hard for you to change it. However, it is still possible for you to accomplish your dream of a child with the help of fertility treatments, a sperm donor, foster care, or an adoption agency. Look into these options and if you have a partner, discuss them together. Doing so will allow you to feel like an active participant along the way.
- Keep a healthy lifestyle: If you are infertile because of low sperm quality, it may be possible for you to improve it. Your sperm quality tends to be a result of your lifestyle. By focusing on a healthy diet, exercise, choosing boxers instead of briefs, and limiting your intake of caffeine, alcohol, cigarettes, and recreational drugs you may increase the overall quality of your sperm.
- Talk to friends, family, or a therapist: There can be a stigma surrounding male infertility because many people mistakenly think there is a correlation between the ability to reproduce and manhood. Being filled with grief and guilt, and wanting to avoid the topic of infertility, are perfectly normal reactions. Nonetheless, talking to friends, family, or a therapist can help you process your feelings.
The causes behind male infertility
Male infertility can be caused by many different things. As previously mentioned, male infertility can be caused by low sperm quality related to lifestyle choices involving exercise, food, and the intake of toxic substances such as caffeine, alcohol, cigarettes, and drugs.
Genetics, hormonal disorders, sexually transmitted diseases, cancer, and cancer treatments can also be reasons for male infertility. Just like the medical conditions of necrozoospermia and azoospermia also negatively impact a male’s fertility and chances of conceiving naturally.
Trying to become a parent while experiencing infertility
Science and society have come a long way, and now offer you three main options to try to conceive while struggling with male infertility.
- Fertility treatment: Consider this option if you struggle with infertility due to lifestyle choices or medical conditions. A medical professional can focus on getting your sperm health to an optimal state. This can include, if your case allows it, the performance of surgery or sperm extractions.
- Donor sperm: Consider this option if you have infertility due to medical conditions with little room for improvement. Donor sperm offers you the possibility of having a child that closely resembles you by choosing a sperm donor with similar physical characteristics and personality traits.
Cryos prides itself in offering you a wide variety of sperm donors to choose from. Follow the link to browse through our sperm donor search and look for potential matches!
- Foster care & adoption: Consider this option if you tried everything else without positive results or simply because you want an opportunity to help children in need while fulfilling your parenthood dreams.
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