As people prepare to become parents, it’s all too easy to focus on the woman’s health and her ability to conceive and maintain a healthy pregnancy. But these days we have a growing awareness that fertility difficulties also have to do with the male partner, and that there’s plenty that men can do to maximise their fertility and prepare for the best start in life for their baby. In this article we look at the issue of preconception health for men. We propose a few simple dos and don’ts, as well as offering some male fertility tips and answering frequently asked questions about protecting the quality and quantity of sperm. We look at lifestyle issues and where to get help if low fertility, or even infertility, becomes an issue.
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Research carried out by IVI has shown that levels of male infertility have almost doubled in just over a decade.... View Article
Around 1 in 6 couples struggle to conceive in the UK, showing that infertility is a very common issue which greatly impacts many people we may know. It is understood that around 30% of these infertility issues are due to known male factors, 30% are due to known female factors and the remaining 40% are due to combined or unexplained causes.
In our everyday lives, male infertility issues can often be overlooked, as there tends to be more of a female-fertility focus in the media. However, at IVI UK we understand that this should not be the case as male-related infertility issues are just as important and relevant if you and your partner are having difficulties getting pregnant. Approximately 30% of fertility issues are due to male fertility factors, 30% due to female fertility factors and the remaining 40% of issues are due to either a combination of factors or unexplained.