Many couples don’t realize that male-factor infertility plays a significant role in a couple's inability to conceive. By thoroughly analyzing a man’s medical history, family history, semen, and physical well-being, our team is able to determine whether the patient will be able to have his own biological child.
In the infertility evaluation, it is extremely important to realize that
40% of the time male factor is involved. At the Houston Fertility
Institute, we recognize this and spend a great deal of time focusing on the
male partner as well as the female partner.
At the initial visit, a male history is taken. Testing for the male
initially starts with a simple semen analysis. The sample can be collected
at home and brought in within an hour, or a patient can collect in a
private collection room in our office. For patient convenience, most
offices do provide services for semen analysis for patients.
Some patients may have severe male factor, which requires evaluation by a
urologist. We work closely with urologists who can perform advanced
procedures in our IVF center.
With all of our treatment options available, virtually all male factor
patients who have some sperm will be able to have their own biological