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Male Infertility

It is important to carry out a sperm analysis early on.

Various sperm production disorders may affect a man’s fertility. Sperm production may be reduced or absent, or sperm mobility may be poor. Therefore, it is important to carry out a sperm analysis early on. The disorder may be congenital or temporary. Infections, some medicines, heavy use of alcohol, stress or other temporary factors may have a strong effect on sperm production. Consequently, any abnormal analysis results must be confirmed before further examinations.

Male Infertility

Male infertility may also be due to the failure of the testes to descend, which has been corrected too late, since sperm production is only possible at temperatures lower than body temperature. Poor semen quality may also be due to varicocele formation in the testicular vein, a previous disease affecting the genital organs (such as chlamydia) or antisperm antibodies.

When the sperm count falls below 15 million per milliliter, fertility begins to decline. Sometimes there is a complete absence of motile sperm in the semen. If the sperm count is less than 10 million per milliliter, further examinations will be carried out. These include blood samples and an ultrasound examination of the scrotum.

Where necessary, a tissue biopsy will also be taken from the testicle to investigate the cause of the lack of motile sperm. In rare cases, a chromosomal abnormality or Y deletion may be identified as the underlying cause. Several gene regions that regulate sperm production have been found in the Y chromosome; the deletion of these regions is associated with a heavy reduction in sperm production or its total absence. Often the cause of reduced fertility of sperm cannot be found.

Why Felicitas Mehiläinen

Felicitas Mehiläinen is the leading fertility clinic in Finland providing a wide variety of fertility treatments ranging from basic infertility care to the most advanced IVF technology available today.
Over 30 years of experience has made it possible for the Felicitas Mehiläinen to offer the highest standards of patient care and reproductive health services in a modern and comfortable clinic.
Our doctors and scientists have always been at the forefront of IVF science and development; in fact, our founder, was part of the team involved in the birth of the Finland’s first IVF baby in 1984.
We always remain focused on the individual needs of each and every patient. We always put out patients first, and that is why we work so hard to listen to and treat every patient individually.