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Male Fertility

The team of board-certified, fellowship-trained providers at WakeMed Urology is focused on optimizing the urological health of our patients, treating conditions of the male reproductive organs and practicing male sexual medicine. They have treated a wide variety of conditions and provide the most comprehensive care to patients.

What is Male Infertility?

Infertility refers to the inability to conceive a child after frequent, unprotected sexual intercourse for one year or longer. Male infertility specifically refers to the health issues that lower the chance of a man’s partner getting pregnant. It has been estimated that approximately 15 to 20% of couples attempting to conceive are unable to do so. From of those couples, in approximately 25% of cases, a male factor is solely responsible and in another 25% of the cases, the male factor is at least part of the contributing factor. Meaning – that male fertility can play a role in approximately half of the instances of couples struggling to conceive.

Male fertility can be due to a variety of different medical conditions and other factors including (but not limited to) hormone imbalances, low sperm production, lack of sperm, abnormal sperm function, sperm disorders and/or blockages in the male reproductive organs.

Conditions We Treat

  • Delayed or absent ejaculation
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Low testosterone
  • Male Infertility
  • Premature ejaculation

Services We Offer

  • Sperm retrieval
  • Vasectomy
  • Vasectomy reversal

Regardless of your partner’s evaluation, the WakeMed Urologists would recommend making an appointment if you’ve been unable to conceive a child after a year of regular, unprotected intercourse. Identification and treatment of male conditions may improve the male’s fertility which is why it’s important not to delay seeking care.

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